Catherine Jayes

Musical Director

Catherine Jayes

Merrily We Roll Along, (Menier Chocolate Factory & Harold Pinter Theatre) Winner of Evening Standard Award for Best Musical Production 2013; The Color Purple; Road Show; Torch Song Trilogy; (Menier Chocolate Factory); Oklahoma! (Chichester Festival Theatre); Gypsy, High Society, Fiddler on the Roof (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Guys and Dolls and Sweet Charity; TMA Best Musical Production (Sheffield Crucible); many productions at the Open Air Theatre including: The Pirates of Penzance, Kiss Me, Kate, High Society, The Boys from Syracuse (Olivier Award for Best Musical Production) and The Boy Friend.

As MD/arranger for actor/musicians: Animal Farm (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Merrily We Roll Along, Irma la Douce, Carmen (Watermill, Newbury); Amadeus (Wilton’s Music Hall); Candide (Liverpool Everyman).

As composer: Sleeping Beauty, Notes to Future Self, The Cherry Orchard, His Dark Materials, Hapgood, Uncle Vanya (all Birmingham Rep); The Mandate (National Theatre, Cottesloe); The Changeling; Macbeth, Cymbeline, The Duchess of Malfi (Cheek by Jowl); The Letter (Wyndham’s Theatre); Arcadia (Bristol Old Vic); Great Expectations (RSC); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor and many more productions at the Open Air Theatre;

Films include: Stoker; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; De-Lovely.

Catherine is an associate director of Cheek by Jowl.