Catherine studied at the University of Hull and trained under Alan Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.
Since graduating Catherine has worked both on-stage and behind the scenes, as an Actor, Producer and Director. Having worked as a professional actress Catherine soon began directing and producing theatre, winning the Best Devised Piece award at the 2001 NSDF festival. In 2004 she founded Great Shakes Theatre Company, producing national tours of musicals, pantomimes and plays touring schools, community venues and theatres. Catherine worked as both an Actor and Director for the company
Catherine's Directing Credits Include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, The Happy Prince, The Secrpet Garden, Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Pied Piper, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Oliver!, My Son Pinocchio - Geppetto’s Musical Tale, The Sound of Music, Woman in Mind, Peter Pan - The British Musical, Fame, Absent Friends, James and the Giant Peach, Hairspray, Fatal Encounter, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs., Charlotte’s Web The Musical, Sister Act, Moonlight & Magnolia’s, Jack and the Beanstalk, Alice in Wonderland, Singin’ In The Rain, Bedroom Farce, Rapunzel The Musical & The Producers: A Mel Brooks Musical, Sleeping Beauty - A New Musical.
Performance Credits Include: Return to the Forbidden Planet (Alban Arena), A Christmas Carol (National Theatre), Alice in Wonderland (National Tour), Just the Ticket (Barons Court Theatre), 22 Over 7 (Maltings Arts Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (National Tour),
Guys and Dolls (Gordon Craig Theatre)
TV and Film Credits Include: Cooking It (RADAR for Channel 4), Grotoswki’s Priciples (CW Productions), Short! (Durbridge)
Radio Credits Include: Presenter RTM 103.8FM, Showbiz panelist on BBC 3 Counties.