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Kate Flatt


The Ballroom of Joys and Sorrows, Devised by Kate Flatt, Watford Palace Theatre, Photo by Chris Nash

The Ballroom of Joys and Sorrows, Devised by Kate Flatt, Watford Palace Theatre, Photo by Chris Nash

The Ballroom of Joys and Sorrows, Devised by Kate Flatt, Watford Palace Theatre, Photo by Chris Nash

The Ballroom of Joys and Sorrows, Devised by Kate Flatt, Watford Palace Theatre, Photo by Chris Nash

Peter Grimes, Opera North, dir. Phyllida Lloyd, Choreography by Kate Flatt

La Damnation de Faust, dir. Yannis Kokkos, choreographed by Kate Flatt

The Oss and Ox at Village Green Festival

The Oss and Ox at Village Green Festival

Kate Flatt trained at the Royal Ballet School and assisted Leonide Massine whilst developing her career as a choreographer. She now works nationally and internationally in contemporary dance, ballet, film, opera, theatre and musicals including the original musical staging for Les Misérables at the RSC, in the West End and beyond. Kate teaches choreography at the Royal Ballet School. She is a Churchill Fellow, and holds a Rayne Foundation Choreographic Fellowship.

Recent credits include choreographing Moonfleet at the Salisbury Playhouse, Le nozze di Figaro for Garsington Opera, reviving her original choreography for Don Giovanni for Welsh National Opera, Turandot at The Royal Opera House, as well as rehearsing new cast members for Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre and working on collaborative projects of her own.

Theatre work includes Three Sisters, Dream Play, Albert Speer, and Power, for the National Theatre; ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Dr Faustus, Skellig and The Skin of Our Teeth for the Young Vic, The Kreutzer Sonata for the Gate Theatre, Fiddler on the Roof for Sheffield and the West End, Roots for the Donmar Warehouse, and Hamlet for the Old Vic.

Her devised dance theatre works include Undivided Loves for Phoenix Dance Theatre; Slowburn, Soul Play, The Ballroom of Joys and Sorrows and The Oss and the Ox. Other Opera choreography includes Turandot for ROH; Gloriana and Peter Grimes for Opera North and ENO, as well as works at Glyndebourne, in Paris, Valencia and Washington.

Praise for Turnadot:

“Much of the credit for its longevity rests with the fabulously extravagant cartoonish designs of Sally Jacobs, and with the choreography of Kate Flatt, she of Les Misérables fame, who returns at every revival to ginger up the movement. This is as splendid as ever”
– Mark Valencia, WhatsonStage ★★★★


Ends of the Earth                  Royal National Theatre with Andrei Serban

Pericles                                   RNT  with David Lan

Albert Speer                            RNT with Trevor Nunn

Three Sisters                          RNT with Katie Mitchell

Power                                      RNT with Lindsay Posner

Dream Play                             RNT with Katie Mitchell

Doctor Faustus                      Young Vic with David Lan

‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore        Young Vic with David Lan

The Skin Of Our Teeth         Young Vic with David Lan

Hamlet                                     Old Vic with Trevor Nunn

The Doll’s House                   Birmingham Rep

Roots                                       Donmar Warehouse with James Macdonald

The Kreutzer Sonata             The Gate, London with Natalie Abrahami

Robin Hood                            Watford Palace Theatre

Mother Goose                         Watford Palace Theatre

Beauty and the Beast           Watford Palace Theatre

Fourteen                                 Watford Palace Theatre

Yerma                                      West Yorkshire Playhouse with Roisin McBrinn


Undivided Loves                  Phoenix Dance Theatre

The Dancing Room              UK tour (also BBCTV)


Clash of the Titans                starring Laurence Olivier

Chaplin                                   dir Richard Attenborough


The Avengers


Les Miserables                               RSC and now at the Queens Theatre with Trevor Nunn and John Caird

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg       with Andrei Serban

Hello Dolly                                      as director in Sweden

Tordenskjold                                   Copenhagen

Fiddler On The Roof                     Sheffield 2006


Eugene Onegin                    WNO, Lyon, Seattle, Vancouver

The Bartered Bride              WNO, Cologne

The Jacobin                            WNO

The Merry Widow                   WNO

Tristan und Isolde                  WNO, ROH, Scottish Opera

The Duenna                           Opera North

Gloriana                                  Opera North, ROH with Phyllida Lloyd (also awarded an Emmy for the film version)

Peter Grimes                           Opera North with Phyllida Lloyd

The Carmelites                       ENO with Phyllida Lloyd

Verdi Requiem                       ENO with Phyllida Lloyd

Turandot                                  ROH, Olympic Games Los Angeles, Wembley Arena, Madrid, Lisbon, Cagliari, Parma with Andrei Serban

Guillaume Tell                        ROH with John Cox

Il Viaggio a Reims                 ROH

Aida                                          ROH  (also TV)

Betrothal in a Monastery      Glyndebourne and Valencia with Daniel Slater

Le Nozze di Figaro                Garsington with John Cox

La Damnation de Faust        Théâtre du Châtelet with Yannis Kokkos

Boris Godunov                       Opera de Bastille

Carmen                                   Festival d’Orange

Carmen                                   Bastille

Don Giovanni                         WNO

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