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ThickSkin, touring UK incl. The Lowry & Traverse Theatre Edinburgh


Created by Matthew Bulgo, Jonnie Riordan and Jess Williams

Music by The Staves

Musical Director and Musical Arrangements by Kate Marlais

Commissioned and produced by ThickSkin and Lawrence Batley Theatre, in co-production with Watford Palace Theatre and Wales Millennium Centre and supported by The Lowry

More info here

The role of music in the show is what makes Blood Harmony particularly special... Sound designer Neil Bettles and musical director/arranger Kate Marlais deserve particular credit here, for the different storytelling qualities that the songs can take on, able to in turn fill the theatre like a cavernous church, or move through time in the snow.” - WhatsOnStage (BLOOD HARMONY, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Festival)

“The script’s emotional set pieces are amplified by bursts of song, composed by the indie-folk trio The Staves, with musical arrangements by Kate Marlais...performed in beautiful close harmony by the cast.” - The Times (BLOOD HARMONY, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Festival) 


"...the singing is spellbinding" - The Stage (BLOOD HARMONY, Lawrence Batley Theatre)

"...the songs scattered through the show....are pretty and melodic and, with the harmonic arrangements of Kate Marlais, ...strikingly sung" - The Guardian (BLOOD HARMONY, The Lowry) 


"Kate Marlais’ arrangements conjuring up powerful harmonies" - The Reviews Hub (BLOOD HARMONY, Lawrence Batley Theatre)


"swept away by the stunning harmonies...crystal clear singing" - Manchester Theatres (BLOOD HARMONY, The Lowry)


"The highlight of the production is its music...The harmonies in particular are outstanding" - Quays Life (BLOOD HARMONY, The Lowry) 


London Library Literary Festival

​Directed by Charlie Westenra

Written by Linda Mashall-Griffiths

Music and Sound Design by Kate Marlais

Starring Nina Sosanya, Colin Tierney and Sophie Melville

Watch here

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FRAGMENTS (2020 & 2021)

New York

​Conceived, Directed and Choreographed by Mandie Rapoza

Written by Brian Kettler

Music by Kate Marlais

Sound Design by Maxine Guttierez

More info here

ABANDON (2017)

Lyric Hammersmith

Stage Debut Award-nominated for Best Composer
Devised and Written by
Laura Lomas and Lyric Young company

Music by Kate Marlais

Sound Design by Owen Crouch

Best Composer nominee - Stage Debut Awards 2018

"Kate Marlais' music matches the pulsing and jagged energy of the performers" -The Stage (ABANDON, Lyric Hammersmith)

ANAHERA (2019)

Finborough Theatre, European Premiere

Directed by Alice Kornitzer

Written by Emma Kinane

Music and Sound Design by Kate Marlais

More info here

"Atmospheric music by Kate Marlais" - Reviews Hub (ANAHERA, Finborough Theatre)

"Superb music composed by Kate Marlais...a wonderful music score" - London Pub Theatres (ANAHERA, Finborough Theatre)



(in development)

Workshopped at Lyric Hammersmith

Written by Kate Marlais

Music by Kate Marlais

Choreography by Luke Brown of Luke Brown Dance

Music Production by Jonathan Gaskin and Kate Marlais

Supported in initial development by Lyric Hammersmith and Mercury Musical Developments