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Kathryn Rice

Kathryn is a freelance director working in the fields of both drama and musical theatre. She initially trained alongside  her father, the well-known director David Thomas MBE and then undertook training at Warwick and Loughborough universities, continuing to develop her skills working alongside various professional directors.  Kathryn directs the Sir Harry Secombe Youth Musical Theatre Trust ,based at the Grand Theatre and recent productions with this company include Fame, The Wizard of Oz, We Will Rock You and Summer Holiday. Other recent directing credits with Cocket Operatic Society include Me and My Girl, Hot Mikado and Jekyll and Hyde.  Last year Kathryn, her mum and sister formed a new company, "Master Act" in memory of her father. The company’s inaugural production of The Boyfriend was a sell-out and the company intend to continue to bring small, quality musicals to theatres in Wales.    Last year Kathryn also directed the Grand Theatre production of "Swansea Girls", a new musical  by Lyn Mackay based on the lives of 4 women living in Swansea. In addition she directed a touring production of The Wales Spectacular Variety Show and Bound for Broadway at the Grand Theatre for Silver Stage and Screen Productions.   Kathryn has extensive experience as a drama/musical theatre teacher and is employed as a peripatetic teacher in primary schools for Swansea City Council and Neath and Port Talbot Borough Council.