Katie plays our Cub Reporter, a breed that didn’t exist in the early 19th century, working with the man she has set her heart on, journalist Thomas Ireland, who did exist.
She has a BA [Hons] in Musical Theatre from the MGA of Performing Arts. Her entry to the acting profession was accidental when she auditioned for her school production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to avoid Duke of Edinburgh – and was cast as Juliet! She has gone from strength to strength, playing Enid Hoopes in the Legally Blonde musical at the Kings, Madame Thenardier in Les Mis at the Fringe, Norma in the musical Carrie at the Assembly Roxy and many more.
Being a modest lass, she won’t admit to Golden Days being her favourite song in our production, a song in which she reflects on her fading relationship with Thomas. And she confesses she is drawn to the dark, brooding character of the scoundrel Hare.
In her day job, Katie keeps her connection with Edinburgh’s past, working as a Guide at The Real Mary King’s Close. The gift shop for that attraction was the Courtroom where the first female doctor in Edinburgh, Sophia Jex Blake, was tried for witchcraft in the late 1800’s.
As Dr Robert Knox might say. ‘Women, eh?’