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Kate Marlais

Kate Marlais

Kate is an award-winning composer, musical director, writer, and performer. She gained a music degree with composition major from King’s College London, and was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2018. She was the 2018-19 Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at Lyric Hammersmith. Kate has worked extensively alongside music/pop artists who are writing songs for stage.

Her credits as a Composer include, A Room of One’s Own (Film; London Library Literary Festival, also Sound Design); Fragments (Mandie Rapoza Dance Company – New York); Anahera (Finborough Theatre); Abandon (Lyric Hammersmith). And as Music Director/Arranger, Blood Harmony (Music by The Staves; ThickSkin – The Lowry/Traverse Theatre Edinburgh); Fatherland (Music by Karl Hyde of Underworld; Frantic Assembly – Manchester International Festival/Royal Exchange Theatre/Lyric Hammersmith/LIFT). And as a Vocal Coach, Enter Achilles (DV8/Rambert/Sadler’s Wells); Musik (Music by Pet Shop Boys; Leicester Square Theatre). Her performance credits include, War Horse (National Theatre) and The Human Comedy (Young Vic).

“Kate’s approach to songwriting focuses on finding your own voice, and exploring the different storytelling qualities that songs can take on, through establishing authentic connection to your own material.”