Catherine has a Higher National Diploma in Music Theatre and since graduating in 2002 she has performed in various venues as a professional singer both in the UK and abroad including Japan, Spain and on-board P&O vessels. Catherine appeared on the BBC show ‘I’d Do Anything’ as a finalist for the part of ‘Nancy’ in ‘Oliver’ in 2008. She has also worked on various television programmes as a supporting artiste including Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Silent Witness and Hollyoaks in which she had a small role in 2004. Catherine has worked as a Creative Practitioner at various primary and secondary schools in the North West for the past 5 years. She trained with Chickenshed Theatre Company and has worked for Cotton Shed theatre company as an Artistic Leader since it began in 2007, devising and leading inclusive workshops. Her work for Cotton Shed also involves directing professional performances and running the various day to day tasks such as advertising and financial affairs.
Samantha has a Degree in Media, Writing and Production.
She is an award-winning director with a particular focus and interest in multimedia and multi-sensory work, which she has become expert at applying in inclusive and disability settings.
She has worked with various Youth Theatres in the North West area and has a keen focus on devised pieces, as she believes the process of creating a production is just as important as the final product.
Samantha also has a growing profile as a writer, short film maker and Director.