Catherine Jayes

Musical Supervisor and Musical Arrangements

Credits include: The Color Purple (Bernard Jacobs, Broadway); Merrily We Roll Along (Menier Chocolate Factory and Harold Pinter Theatre - winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical Production 2013); The Color Purple, Road Show and Torch Song Trilogy (Menier Chocolate Factory); Oklahoma! (Chichester Festival Theatre); Gypsy, High Society and Fiddler on the Roof (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Guys and Dolls and Sweet Charity (TMA Best Musical Production- Sheffield Crucible) and 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: The History Boys (2014/15 Tour); Calamity Jane (Watermill and UK Tour); Animal Farm (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Merrily We Roll Along, Irma La Douce and Carmen (Watermill, Newbury); Amadeus (Wilton’s Music Hall) and Candide (Liverpool Everyman).

As Composer: An Ideal Husband (Chichester Festival Theatre); Jefferson’s Garden (Watford Palace Theatre); Far From the Madding Crowd, Tom Jones (Watermill, Newbury); Sleeping Beauty, Notes to Future Self, The Cherry Orchard, His Dark Materials, Hapgood and Uncle Vanya (all Birmingham Rep); The Mandate (National Theatre, Cottesloe); The Changeling, Macbeth, Cymbeline and The Duchess of Malfi (Cheek by Jowl); The Letter (Wyndham’s Theatre); Arcadia (Bristol Old Vic); Great Expectations (RSC) and 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 and De-Lovely.

Catherine is an Associate Director of Cheek by Jowl.