COMPOSER | WRITER| PERFORMER | MAKER
Born and raised in London, Kate started out singing with choirs such as the Bach Choir and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Also a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, she went on to gain a Bachelor of Music degree with a Composition major at KING'S COLLEGE LONDON, under the tuition of classical composers Robert Keeley and Silvina Milstein. She then trained in musical theatre at the ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC, where she was made an Associate for her work in music.
Kate is a composer, writer, lyricist, musical director and sound designer. She was the 2018-19 Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at LYRIC HAMMERSMITH.
Companies and artists she has worked with recently include Karl Hyde (Underworld), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Pet Shop Boys, Matthew Herbert, Frantic Assembly, Simon Stephens, DV8 and Rambert.
Recent credits as composer include FRAGMENTS (NYC), ANAHERA (Finborough Theatre), and ABANDON (Lyric Hammersmith, for which she was nominated for a Best Composer Stage Debut Award).
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Kate's own project I CANNOT MAKE NOISE WHEN I SCREAM (book, music & lyrics, co-music producer), was funded & supported in development by Lyric Hammersmith, Mercury Musical Developments & Musical Theatre Network, in collaboration with LUKE BROWN DANCE.
"kate marlais' music matches the pulsing and jagged energy of the performers" - the stage 4* ('abandon', lyric)
"ATMOSPHERIC MUSIC BY KATE MARLAIS" - REVIEWS HUB 4.5* ('ANAHERA', FINBOROUGH)
"SUPERB MUSIC COMPOSED BY KATE MARLAIS...A WONDERFUL MUSIC SCORE" - LONDON PUB THEATRES 4.5* ('ANAHERA', FINBOROUGH)
if I am real - in development.
F**KED IN MARRAKECH - in development, supported by Concord Theatricals and Sheffield Crucible Theatre.
HERE - this musical won the 2015 S & S Award, in conjunction with Curve Leicester and Mercury Musical Developments.
COMPOSIUM - Kate and Alex were finalists in COMPOSIUM, a classical song competition in association with PRS for Music, for Cheltenham Music Festival.