We’re BACK!!

It’s been an amazingly busy weekend but I am so happy to announce that we are back on stage!

This weekend we performed our, very sadly cancelled, production of Iolanthe at the Maltings Theatre in the Roman Amphitheatre in St Albans on Sunday. On Monday I also got to perform with two of my favourite colleagues, Phil Lee & Matthew Kellett in Charles Court Opera’s new show Express G&S, devised by John Savournin & David Eaton. The show is a madcap murder mystery as we take on a multitude of characters, uncover clue upon red herring, while ripping through the G&S operettas with a cake soaked butter knife.

It’s been completely exhausting but amazing to be back on stage after a year & two months of virtually no stage shenanigans. We’re back to St Albans on the 16th & 17th June with Iolanthe & then doing a run of Express G&S at the Pleasance Theatre in North London at the end of the month before heading off on tour. If you would like to see either of these shows or see where we’re touring to the have a look HERE.

Help support Charles Court Opera

So, I’m very sorry to say that the production of Iolanthe at the Kings Head Theatre with Charles Court Opera has had to close due to the continuing health crisis. I was playing the role of Celia and having a jolly good time running around dressed as a fairy. We had just managed to do 4 preview performances before the Prime Minister decided, quite rightly, to recommend the closure of theatres, pubs and other public venues until the threat of Covid-19 had settled somewhat. We are now in limbo waiting to hear when things might begin to return to normal. However, we have not been idle. In order to encourage people to support the arts during this unprecedented crisis we have created this brilliant video. Please consider donating to CCO. They have been a wonderful company to work for and it would be an utter tragedy if they were to go under.

So…without further ado…Hail Quarantine:

Before the Firebird with the London Philharmonic Orchestra

I am thrilled to announce that I will be performing as singer and narrator of a new commission by the LPO: Before The Firebird. Written by the amazing composer Paul Rissmann with words by librettist Hazel Gould, this dazzling prequel to The Firebird by Stravinsky tells the story of an evil King, a magical bird and 13 sisters. I am so excited to perform this piece with the full orchestral magic of the LPO and marks my debut at London’s Royal Festival Hall. So come along and listen to our tale on the 3rd of May at 12pm. Tickets available Here.

More Panto with Charles Court Opera

Morning everyone.

I am very happy to announce that I am back at the Kings Head in Islington this panto season, performing with Charles Court Opera in their hilarious Nativity panto.

I can’t give too much away but I play three very different characters in this brilliant reworking of the traditional Nativity story. I have some hilarious lines penned by the great John Savournin and David Eaton & dressed in costumes by Mia Wallden and Catrin Short Thyrsson I’ve never looked more Festive.

Book your tickets while you can as they are selling out fast.

Tickets HERE.

It’s so festive, you’ll think that you’ve woken up at the North Pole.

Catrine returns to Panto in ‘Buttons – a Cinderella Story’ at The Kings Head Theatre

So delighted to be back with Charles Court Opera for their yearly Christmas Pantomime. I’ll be donning my stick on moustache to play PC Pumpkin in ‘Buttons – a Cinderella Story’. Rehearsals are going really well and we open tomorrow night. See below for my performance dates and to book tickets, go here. 

Saturday 24th November 7.00pm
Sunday 25th November 3.00pm
Tuesday 27th November 7.00pm
Saturday 1 December at 3.00pm
Thursday 6 December at 7.00pm
Saturday 8 December at 3.00pm
Sunday 9 December at 3.00pm
Thursday 13 December at 7.00pm
Saturday 15 December at 7.00pm
Wednesday 19 December at 7.00pm
Saturday 22 December at 3.00pm
Sunday 23 December at 3.00pm
Friday 28 December at 3.00pm
Saturday 29 December at 7.00pm
Sunday 30 December at 7.00pm
Wednesday 2 January at 3.00pm
Friday 4 January at 7.00pm

Catrine is now represented by Wig and Pen Associates

I am thrilled to announce that I will now be represented by Wig and Pen Associates and David Phipps-Davis.

I am really excited about the a future with this agency and I am really looking forward to pursuing different opportunities created by this dynamic new agent.

Here’s to a new beginning and a continuing exciting start to 2018.

Future bookings for all stage work can be made through the agency Here.


New Charles Court Opera HMS Pinafore

I am very happy to announce that I will be joining the Charles Court Opera Team again this summer playing Sir Joseph Porter’s sister in their brand new production of HMS Pinafore.

It’s a great show and I am very honored to have been given a dance solo which you can see evidence of in the attached photo.

To book tickets visit the CCO website Here.

New children’s opera with composer Rachel Leach

Having had such a great autumn singing Gretel with Midsummer Opera, I’m very much looking forward to working with composer Rachel Leach on a new children’s opera in March. We will be creating the piece together with children from the The Perse Pelican School in Cambridge, which is a special to me as my grandfather attended the school as a boy.

Really looking forward to seeing what the children come up with. Watch this space.

Fyer! Fyer! at Wilton’s Music Hall

Fyer! Fyer! The story of the Great Fire of London as you’ve never seen it before.

Catrine will play the role of Grace in a newly commissioned show for children as a part of the Concordia Foundation Young Audiences Project.

The performances will take place on Thursday the 14th April at Wilton’s historic Music Hall in London.

Co written by John and Rosamond Savournin.

More details here.

Catrine returns to Iford to sing First Lady in The Magic Flute

Catrine rejoins Charles Court Opera to sing First Lady in their new production of Mozart’s the Magic Flute at Iford Manor this summer.

Performances in the beautiful cloister at Iford manor on July | Sat 2 | Tues 5 | Fri 8 | Sat 9 | Tues 12 | Fri 15 | Sat 16.

More details including how to book tickets here.

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