Kate has recently joined the Prologue cast of Cabaret @ The Kit Kat Club, West End. She is appearing on various dates from May.
Kate previously appeared as Suzanne in the critically acclaimed UK Premiere of ‘Amelie’, directed by Michael Fentiman. The production was created and opened at The Watermill Theatre, and went on to embark on a full UK Tour, transferring to The Other Palace and finally settling in the West End at The Criterion Theatre. Amelie was nominated for three Olivier Awards in 2020 - including ‘Best New Musical’ - and the cast was due to perform at the televised Royal Albert Hall Awards Ceremony, which was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID. The Amelie Original London Cast Recording was released by Concord Music and is available on Apple Music/iTunes/Amazon and to stream on Spotify. The album was nominated in the Best Musical Theatre album category at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
‘A brilliant ensemble of actor-musicians simultaneously present and enact the story’ **** The Guardian
‘Served up with such elegance and skill, it's irresistible’ **** The Times
‘The most rousing number, A Better Haircut, comes late and is put across with style by Kate Robson-Stuart, Flora Spencer-Longhurst and Sioned Saunders.’ The Guardian
‘In a uniformly excellent company…Kate Robson-Stuart's statuesque circus performer-turned-restaurant owner and Caolan McCarthy's comically blocked writer are particular stand-outs.’ What’s on Stage
‘The hugely talented actor-musician cast remain pretty much intact, Caolan McCarthy and Kate Robson-Stuart particular stand-outs’ Ought to be Clowns
‘The ensemble is especially graceful: huge credit to movement director Tom Jackson Greaves and a special mention for Kate Robson-Stuart’s performance’ Once A Week Theatre
‘Fiddler Kate Robson-Stuart as cafe confidante Suzanne has a golden voice and an enchanting way of combining her singing, playing and movement quality’ What's on stage
‘Kate Robson-Stuart is marvellous as Suzanne’ North West End
‘Kate Robson Stuart's dynamic Suzanne is a delight and her violin playing is so beautifully expressive' Ought to be clowns
‘In a universally capable cast, fiddler Kate Robson-Stuart, as cafe owner Suzanne, has a beautiful tone to her voice’ Broadway World
‘A collective triumph, but Kate Robson-Stuart occasionally stole the stage as the vivacious violin-playing Suzanne’ Stage Talk Magazine
‘Kate Robson-Stuart's highly driven turn would make anyone want to pick up a violin’ Bristol Press
‘Kate Robson-Stuart as a sharp Suzanne is particularly memorable’ All Edinburgh Theatre
In 2018 Kate appeared in ‘Striking 12’ at The Union theatre and played Reza in the initial UK Regional Production of ‘Once’.
‘Special mention to Kate Robson-Stuart who made the violin come alive - truly beautiful’ Ipswich Waterfront
‘Kate Robson-Stuart shines as reza.’ Britishtheatre.com
‘The well-cast ragbag of Dublin ragbag of Dublin pub regulars and struggling new Czech imigrants are glorious too, notably...Kate Robson-Stuart as the exuberantly tarty Reza.’ Theatrecat.com
‘The musical performances are of a very high calibre, and would justify the price of ticket if they were presented alone as a concert. There is a wonderful unspoken language between the musicians, which creates a sense not only of musical talent, but the friendship between them. They enjoy playing together, and so the audience enjoys listening even more.’ Reviews hub
‘I have to say I often found myself drawn to Kate Robson-Stuart both in her energetic Violin playing and something about her stance and moves which had all the markings of a dancer on the prowl.’ Theatrelife.org
‘They play with quality, as if they are brilliant session artists poached from the London orchestras for pop or crossover discs.’ Musical Theatre Review
‘Great support came from Sean Kingsley who plays Billy and Kate Robson-Stuart who plays Reza.’ The Enquirer
‘Kate Robson-Stuart eschews the original stereotype, making Reza fully a strong woman in a foreign land. Already a free spirit used to manipulating all for her own purposes, but now using it as a defensive weapon as well, with high intelligence and a rather stunning shoulder tattoo.’ Theatre monkey
Kate has also recently been playing Marilyn Monroe in new musical ‘Blonde’ by writing team Howell and Hurt. Worskshops culminated in a performance at the RADA festival directed by Cara Nolan...
'Outstanding...Kate Robson-Stuart's seductive Marilyn Monroe giving enough of an essence of the star to avoid presenting a stereotype' Britishtheatre.com
Previously she was touring the U.K. on the National Tour of 'Crazy for You' playing Mitzi and Tess and understudying the roles of Polly and Irene.
Kate also appeared as Kathleen in the critically acclaimed and award winning revival of 'Ragtime' at The Charing Cross Theatre directed by Thom Southerland.
Kate started singing, dancing and playing the violin at a young age and attended the Junior School at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with violin as her principal study. She completed an MA Hons in English Lit and Music at Glasgow University before going on to train in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting. Kate has worked regularly in a wide range of genres as an actor and musician - from Shakespeare to musical theatre to commercial ventures such as Craig Revel-Horwood's Strictly Come Dancing spin-off tour 'Strictly Confidential'. She has been lucky enough to have worked with many prestigious directors, musical directors and choreographers. With a good ear for mimicry, a highlight of Kate's work so far was the opportunity to play LV in 'Little Voice' at the Queen's Theatre, directed by Bob Carlton (see Videos for some of the voices on display).
Kate co-wrote the 2013 Edinburgh festival hit, 'From where I'm standing' for Delirium Theatre Company, which received great reviews, a 'Stage - Must See' and had a sell-out run at the Underbelly, Cowgate.
2022, Musical, Prologue Cast, Cabaret, Kit Kat Club @The Playhouse, Rebecca Frecknell
2021, Musical, Suzanne, AMELIE, Criterion Theatre
2019/2020, Musical, Suzanne, AMELIE, Watermill Theatre/UK Tour/The Other Palace, Michael Fentiman
2018, Stage, Various, STRIKING 12, Union Theatre, Oliver Kaderbhai
2018, Stage, Reza, ONCE, New Wolsey Theatre, Peter Rowe
2018, workshop, Marilyn Monroe, BLONDE, RADA Festival, Cara Nolan
2017/18, Musical, Mitzi/Tess (understudy Irene/Polly), CRAZY FOR YOU, UK Tour/Jamie Wilson Productions, Paul Hart
2017, Stage, Kathleen, RAGTIME, Charing Cross Theatre, Thom Southerland
2016, workshop, THE LIKES OF US, Howard Panter Ltd, Christopher Luscombe
2016, Stage, Myrtle/Aunty Kathleen, UNTOLD STORIES, Watermill Theatre, Tom Attenborough
2015, Stage, Mrs Beaver, THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, Sherman Theatre, Rachel O'Riordan
2015, Musical, Dolly Tate, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Theatre at the Mill, Peter Corry
2015, Stage, Margaret, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Stafford Festival Shakespeare, Peter Rowe
2014, Stage, Mrs Cratchitt/Mrs Fezziwig/Beth, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Derby Theatre, Sarah Brigham
2014, Musical, Mrs Roach/Princess Elizabeth, BETTY BLUE EYES, West Yorkshire Playhouse/UK Tour, Daniel Buckroyd/Andrew Wright
2013, Stage, LV, LITTLE VOICE, The Queen's Theatre, Bob Carlton
2013, Musical, Margery Pinchwife, LOVE LIES AND LUST, The Queen's Theatre, Matt Devitt
2013, Musical, Principal Singer/violinist, STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL, UK Tour / BBC Stage Entertainment/Phil McIntyre, Craig Revel-Horwood, MD: Sarah Travis
2012, Musical, Wendy, PETER PAN,Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, Bob Carlton
2012, Stage, Nerissa, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Queen's theatre Hornchurch, Glenn Walford
2011, Musical, Black Pawn, CHESS (2010-2011), UK Tour / Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto, Craig Revel-Horwood, MD: Sarah Travis
2009, Stage, Witch 2, MACBETH, Riverside Studios, London, Neil Sheppeck
2009, Stage, Chorus/musician, AJAX, Riverside Studios, Jack Shepherd
2009, Stage, Nina, PROJECT X, Riverside Studios, Love and Madness
2009, Pantomime, Cinderella, CINDERELLA, Kings Theatre, Glasgow, Tony Cownie/First Family Entertainment
Ragtime @ Charing Cross Theatre
'A knockout production. 5 stars'. The Stage
'Jonathan Stewart as younger brother and Kate Robson-Stuart as Kathleen also give stand out performances' . Theatre Weekly
'Kate Robson-Stuart's Kathleen shines sweetly'. Live Theatre UK
'A flawless cast. Sensational performances'. Jonathan Baz
'Kate Robson-Stuart is bright and energetic as Kathleen'. BritishTheatre.com
'I have seen some multi-tasking performers in my time but the cast of Ragtime set a new standard' . Daily Express.
The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe @ The Sherman
"The ensemble troupe are enviably talented with each actor swapping effortlessly between dialogue, singing and playing the instruments. The live music and the sheer quality of the acting - and there really isn't one weak link in the cast - are the real strengths of a production that will delight Christmassy theatre-goers of all ages" Western Mail
"Not only are the cast universally charismatic but they are accomplished singers and musicians bringing composer Conor Mitchell's music and songs impressively to life...Mrs Beaver is all charm and whiskers from Kate Robson-Stuart. ". Theatre in Wales
"Rarely does one come across such a self-sufficient cast – at least half possess great musical talent, performing as a live band to accompany the action when not in character. Kate Robson-Stuart (otherwise known as Mrs Beaver) was particularly impressive on the violin." Arts Review Wales
Christmas Carol @ Derby Theatre
"Kate Robson-Stuart gives style and effrontery to the roles of Mrs Fezziwig and Mrs Cratchit as well as being a skilled violinist". British Theatre Guide
"The fragrant Kate Robson-Stuart is a delight as Mrs Cratchitt" Behind the Arras
Betty blue eyes - Mercury Colchester/West Yorkshire Playhouse/UK Tour
"This cast can act, sing and dance...There are some extremely good voices...Jenni Bowden, Rachel knowles and Kate Robson-Stuart are particularly effective in their 'Magic Fingers' first act trio.' What's on stage.
"Rachel Knowles, Kate Robson-Stuart and Jenni Bowden blend gorgeously in a heart-rending version of Magic Fingers...to create one of my favourite musical moments ever. " Ought to be clowns
Little voice @ The Queen's, Hornchurch
"Kate Robson-Stuart is splendidly convincing..; a mousy, tense figure in a dressing gown, she almost effortlessly evokes the divas on the discs...the highlight has to be the karaoke medley in her triumph at the club...a stunning tribute to Dame Shirley, Norma jean, our Gracie, the little sparrow..." The Public Reviews.
"LV is given flesh and blood by Kate Robson-Stuart. She's credibly subdued as the now-neglected daughter and ferociously full-voiced as she vocally becomes the woman singers she idolises" What's on stage
"Kate Robson-Stuart’s voice is without a doubt the star of this production. Mature and soulful, Robson-Stuart’s tones fill the theatre to the brim and ensure that all attention is immediately drawn towards her in the rare moments when Little Voice is allowed to shine." A Younger Theatre
Love, lies and lust @ Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch
"Kate Robson-Stuart is a delightful Margery pinchwife, the gleeful, beguiling country wife of the original and easily the star of this musical romp." The Stage
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Little Voice Scene
Love, Lies and Lust
Dan Koek in concert - who wants to live forever violin solo
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