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Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress of film, stage, and television. Known for her headstrong independence and spirited personality, Hepburn's career as a Hollywood leading lady spanned more than 60 years. Her work came in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and she received four Academy Awards for Best Actress—a record for any performer. Hepburn's characters were often strong, sophisticated women with a hidden vulnerability.
Raised in Connecticut by wealthy, progressive parents, Hepburn began to act while studying at Bryn Mawr College. After four years in the theatre, favorable reviews of her work on Broadway brought her to the attention of Hollywood. Her early years in the film industry were marked with success, including an Academy Award for her third picture, Morning Glory, but this was followed by a series of commercial failures. In 1938 she was labeled "box office poison". Hepburn masterminded her own comeback, buying out her contract with RKO Radio Pictures and acquiring the film rights to The Philadelphia Story, which she sold on the condition that she be the star. In the 1940s she was contracted to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where her career focused on an alliance with Spencer Tracy. The screen-partnership spanned 25 years, and produced nine movies.


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  • Oklahoma! - Technical Director

    20:45, Sat 10th October 2020 - Thu 15th October 2020 at Royal Court Theatre
    20:30, Sat 17th October 2020 - Thu 22nd October 2020 at Royal Court Theatre
    21:00, Sat 24th October 2020 - Thu 29th October 2020 at Royal Court Theatre

    Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma…

  • Bye Bye Birdie - Director

    20:30, Fri 16th October 2020 - Mon 19th October 2020 at London Palladium

    Bye Bye Birdie is a stage musical with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse.
    Originally titled Let's Go Steady, the satire on American society is set in 1958.…

  • Company - Production Manager

    20:00, Sat 7th November 2020 - Tue 10th November 2020 at Gielgud Theatre

    Company is a musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six.

  • Miss Saigon - Director

    19:30, Sun 15th November 2020 - Thu 19th November 2020 at Random Venue 89

    Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. It is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the…

  • Death of a Salesman - Costume Designer

    13:00, Sat 21st November 2020 - Wed 25th November 2020 at Adelphi Theatre

    Death of a Salesman is a 1949 play written by American playwright Arthur Miller. It was the recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. The play premiered on Broadway…

  • Cabaret - Lighting Designer

    20:00, Fri 25th December 2020 - Thu 31st December 2020 at Random Venue 86
    15:45, Fri 1st January 2021 - Thu 7th January 2021 at Random Venue 86
    19:45, Fri 8th January 2021 - Thu 14th January 2021 at Random Venue 86

    Cabaret is a musical based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The 1966 Broadway production became a hit and spawned a 1972 film as well as numerous…

  • Notre-Dame de Paris - Master Carpenter

    19:15, Fri 22nd January 2021 - Mon 25th January 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    Notre-Dame de Paris is a sung-through French-Canadian musical which debuted on 16 September 1998 in Paris. It is based upon the novel Notre-Dame de Paris by the French novelist Victor Hugo. The music…

  • Cats - Rumpus Cat

    20:00, Sun 28th February 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    17:45, Mon 1st March 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
    13:15, Wed 3rd March 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:45, Thu 4th March 2021 at Random Venue 14
    20:00, Sun 7th March 2021 at Random Venue 9

    Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they…

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Lighting Designer, Simeon

    20:45, Sat 24th April 2021 - Thu 29th April 2021 at Gielgud Theatre

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis.…

  • The Lion King - Trumpet

    20:30, Fri 16th July 2021 - Thu 22nd July 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:30, Fri 23rd July 2021 - Thu 29th July 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:45, Fri 30th July 2021 - Thu 5th August 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    The Lion King is a musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice along with the musical score created by Hans Zimmer with choral arrange…

  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Bassoon

    16:45, Wed 18th August 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:15, Sat 21st August 2021 at Barbican Centre
    20:15, Sun 22nd August 2021 at Barbican Centre
    20:30, Wed 25th August 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    19:45, Fri 27th August 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    20:30, Sat 28th August 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:30, Tue 31st August 2021 at Random Venue 82

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a long one-act musical comedy conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay…

  • The Fantasticks - Set Designer

    21:00, Fri 24th September 2021 - Thu 30th September 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    20:15, Fri 1st October 2021 - Thu 7th October 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    21:00, Fri 8th October 2021 - Thu 14th October 2021 at Royal Court Theatre

    The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play "The Romancers" by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighbo…

  • Le Cid - Producer

    21:00, Fri 8th October 2021 - Mon 11th October 2021 at Random Venue 52

    Le Cid is a tragicomedy written by Pierre Corneille and published in 1636. It is based on the legend of El Cid.
    The play followed Corneille's first true tragedy, Médée, produced in 1635. An enormous…

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