ICAT is proud and delighted to announce its new London course leader, Kate Webster.
Tony Bell, who has worked hard to build the course in London over the past months has, due to other working commitments, decided to hand the leadership to Kate whilst staying on as an integral part of the teaching faculty. We are delighted that Tony will still be a major part of the course and wish him luck with his continued acting career.
Kate trained as an actor at the RWCMD , graduating in 2000 and was an original part of the ICAT team in the West End in 2007.
Her first job was at the Young Vic Theatre London where she played the lead in ‘The Soul of Ch’ien-nu Leaves her Body’. From there she performed in numerous productions including ‘The Snow Queen’ (The New Vic Theatre), a national tour of ‘The Vagina Monologues’, continuing for four years,, ‘Lear’ at the Sheffield Crucible, ‘Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis’, Dukes Lancaster,’ The Sea’ at The Theatre Royal, Haymarket, ‘The Double Falsehood’ at the Charing Cross Theatre and ‘Travelling Light’ at the National Theatre.
Directors have included Josie Rourke, Tim Sheader, Jonathan Kent and Nicholas Hytner.
In 2008 Kate was awarded an MA in European Dance Theatre Practice at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Movement direction/ choreography includes ‘Aladdin’ at the Key Theatre Peterborough, ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’ at Blackheath Halls, ‘An Evening of Kurt Weill’, Bath festival, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at the Basingstoke Haymarket where other credits include ‘The Crucible’, ‘The Wind in the Willows’, ‘Oh What a Lovely War’, ‘A Christmas Carol’ and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Also ‘Those Little Brown Backed Books’,Arcola, ‘Short on the Pleasure’ at Taktkunstprojektum in Berlin, ‘T5’ at The Roundhouse and ‘Choirplay’ & ‘Breakfast Heart’ at Theatre 503.
Kate has worked on several projects at different Drama Schools including Rose Bruford, Drama Centre and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and also runs specialist workshops at the Brit School. Kate is part of the movement faculty at Shakespeare’s Globe and is about to teach on the MA programme at RWCMD.