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Kate Saxon is a British freelance theatre director who lives in London. She is Associate Director of Shared Experience Theatre[1] and of English Touring Theatre[1].


Kate Saxon's productions include the premiere of Mark Healy's adaptation of Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd (UK 2008), for English Touring Theatre[2] and of Fowles' The French Lieutenant's Woman World premiere in USA and later British premiere.

For the Orange Tree Theatre's Susan Glaspell season she staged the first revival of Glaspell's 1922 comedy Chains of Dew in March 2008[3].

International productions include Nine Parts of Desire, at The Public, New York and later at The Wilma, Philadelphia. The production was the winner of 2 Barrymore Awards.

Kate was Associate Director of the West End run and the international tour of Polly Teale's After Mrs. Rochester, which received the following awards: Time Out Live Award 2004 for Best Production in the West End[2] and Best Direction 2003 Evening Standard Theatre Awards[2].

Far from the Madding Crowd under Kate Saxon's direction, and you have a dynamic drama on universal themes.[4] * Elisabeth Mahoney,The Guardian,Thursday September 18 2008

Chains of Dew Kate Saxon directs the play with tremendous panache. Billington, The Guardian, March 17, 2008[3]

La Bohème Phyllida Lloyd's production … now revived by Kate Saxon, forcefully desentimentalises the work, setting it in a faceless metropolis … Lloyd and Saxon explore the emotional and sexual freedom that counters this grimness with great tenderness, though the results are not for purists. The Guardian, January 28, 2002

Game Directing

Kate Saxon was Voice Director for popular MMO Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (FUNCOM)[4].[5] For Heavenly Sword (Ninja Theory), Kate directed all the lead level and AI dialogue and was Lead voice director on BAFTA nominated Fable II(Lionhead). Fable II won the Develop Award for Audio Accomplishment in 2009. Kate provided MoCap and voiceover direction for Killzone 2 (Sony). Saxon also directed Dragon Quest: Journey of the Cursed King (script review and directing)[6] and for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (LucasArts) Kate cast European roles.

Fable II

The voice acting is peerless, the dialogue pithy and sarcastic, every character believable. Within minutes, Fable II had us in its grasp… 2008 360 Magazine

"The consistently awesome voice acting... peerless… making Fable 2 one of the best-acted videogames yet.” 1UP [5]

“….the voice acting and graphics are top class.” The Sunday Times

Age of Conan:Hyborian Adventures The voice acting is great, and the musical score is impressive.[6]

The voice acting is very good in Age of Conan. For the first 20 levels, every NPC is fully voiced which really brings the world to life.[7]

Dragon Quest: Journey of the Cursed King From the engaging script to bold choice of western voice actors........there's not a sound you hear from game start to game end that dips below brilliance. 2006 Edge Award - Best Audio Design [4]


  1. ^ Shared Experience Theatre
  2. ^ a b Shared Experience Theatre
  3. ^ Chains of Dew | Theatre story | Arts
  4. ^ Final Fantasy XII is Edge's game of the year - Edge Online

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