Kate Perridge

Kate is Creative Producer and Co-Director of Gwyn Emberton Dance having established the company alongside Gwyn in 2015. She worked on the Edinburgh run of My People and produced Shadow Of A Quiet Society in 2016.

Kate is an independent Theatre and Dance Producer. She works with Reckless Sleepers, having produced Negative Space in 2014, a follow-up to the highly successful Schrödinger, she also works on existing Reckless Sleepers shows, The Last Supper and A String Section.  Kate is Producer for Living Pictures’ one-man show, Diary Of A Madman, by Nikolai Gogol, which has toured the UK, Armenia and Germany, following presentation at the British Council Edinburgh Showcase in 2015.

In 2015, Kate was Producer for Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru (Dawns Ysbrydion / Ghost Dance), featuring Eddie Ladd, which was presented at the Edinburgh Festival and will be part of British Dance Edition in 2016.  At this time, she also produced children’s musical show, Tiddly Prom for St David’s Hall.

She has previously worked as Producer at Wales Millennium Centre, where she produced The Frozen Scream, written by acclaimed novelist, Sarah Waters and created by Christopher Green, which was a co-production with Birmingham Hippodrome.  She also produced Grand Slam – The Musical, written by Caryl Parry Jones based on the iconic 1978 film of the same name, and managed the programme for Wales Dance Platform 2015 on behalf of Wales Millennium Centre.

For many years Kate was Artistic Co-ordinator at Sherman Cymru.  In this role she worked with the company producing many shows including, It’s A Family Affair by Alexander Ostrovsky, Say It With Flowers by Meic Povey and Johnny Tudor, Before It Rains, by Katherine Chandler (co-production with Bristol Old Vic), Llwyth by Dafydd James, Desire Lines by Ian Rowlands, Measure For Measure which was site-specific in a disused bank, and the highly successful award-winning Deep Cut by Philip Ralph.

She also programmed theatre and dance in the Sherman Cymru studio (100 seats) and main house (460), regularly travelling to see theatre and dance throughout the UK and internationally, programming work from companies such as National Theatre of Wales, DV8, Michael Clark Company, Kneehigh, Frantic Assembly, Headlong and National Dance Company Wales.  

Kate is part of the steering group for Producers Place, a collective of independent producers in Wales.  She was previously a Board Director for Creu Cymru, the development agency for theatres and arts centres in Wales, and was Chair of the Creu Cymru Drama Consortium for six years.  Kate was also a Board Director for new writing company, Made In Wales for twelve years.

Other companies that Kate has produced for include: Canoe Theatre (Blue/Orange), Dafydd James & Company (My Name Is Sue: The Second Coming), Mai Oh Mai Productions (The Harri-Parri’s The Leaving Do), and Theatr Peña (The House Of Barnarda Alba).