Katie is thrilled to be in Tell Me On A Sunday at The Old Laundry Theatre, this Autumn. Directed by David Gilmore, this one woman musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber is a challenge and delight to play.
Katie played Princess Hannah in The Knights of the Rose at The Arts Theatre last summer.
In 2017 he had the honour of being directed again by Alan Ayckbourn in a new production of By Jeeves playing the role of Madeline Basset at The Old Laundry Theatre in Bowness-on-Windermere.
Katie fulfilled a dream playing the lead roles in Sweet Charity as Charity Hope Valentine and in the Last Five Years as Cathy at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich. She also had a ball as a Diva in Priscilla Queen of The Desert flying from the rafters in a foot high wig and sequinned mermaid dress blasting out disco classics! She enjoys workshopping new musicals and creative projects; she has had the pleasure of working closely with writers Pippa Cleary and Jake Brunger and Jen Toksvig and The Copenhagen Interpretation tribe.
She trained at The Royal Academy of Music on their musical theatre course.
"Birtill has a sweet, clear tone, superb timing and handles the subtleties of her character with aplomb. Catherine could seem like a bit of a shrew in the wrong hands, but here she’s heartbreakingly sympathetic"
Her credits include:
The Girl: Tell Me On A Sunday, The Old Laundry Theatre
Princess Hannah: Knights of The Rose at The Arts Theatre, West End
Madeline Bassett in By Jeeves at The Old Laundry Theatre
Cathy in The Last Five Years at The New Wolsey Theatre
Charity in Sweet Charity at The New Wolsey Theatre;
Monique in The Boy Who Fell Into A Book written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn at The Stephen Joseph Theatre);
Diva and u/s Shirley and Marion in Priscilla Queen Of The Desert (UK tour)
Sue in Dreamboats and Petticoats (UK tour)
Maid Marion in Robin Hood at The Marlowe Theatre
Katie is represented by agent