Katharine Armitage

Writer / Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Film, TV & Theatre

Katharine Armitage is a director and writer in comedy and theatre. She is the fifth and invisible member of surreal comedy group zazU whom she has directed at Pleasance, Underbelly, Leicester Square and St James theatres. She is also Artistic Director of Tea Break Theatre and has written all their adaptations to date including The Snow Queen (Sutton House, National Trust); Bobbin (Little Angel Theatre); The Phoenix and the Carpet (Sutton House); Five Children and It (Abney Park); The Mortals in the House (The Gaskell House) and Punch & Judy (Pleasance/Arcola). 

She has been director and writer for NewRevue and NewsRevue Xmas Special (Canal Cafe Theatre). She wrote the libretto for new opera Thousand Furs (Aldeburgh Music/Tete a Tete festival) and her play After Party won the ‘Best New Writing Award 2015’ at Buxton Fringe

Other writing includes Enchanted Stories (Selfridges); To be read at dusk (Manchester Literature Festival) and, for Radio, Past Birmingham (FuseFM) and Invisible Cinema (Bell Productions). Katharine was also recently selected to take part in the Holby City New Writers Scheme.

Other directing includes The Love and Devotion of Ridley Smith (Old Red Lion Theatre); Somebody I Used to Know (Assembly/Camden People's Theatre/ Lincoln Arts Centre) and Earplugs (Miniaturists, Arcola). Assistant directing includes The Bible (Shakespeare's Globe); Uncle Vanya (Belgrade/Arcola) and The Painter (Arcola).