Catherine Jayes

Previously at Chichester Composer The Chalk Garden, An Ideal Husband and Musical Director Oklahoma! (Festival Theatre).

As Composer credits include A Christmas Carol (RSC 2017/18); Jefferson’s Garden (Palace Theatre Watford); Far From the Madding Crowd (Watermill Newbury); Sleeping Beauty, Notes to Future Self, The Cherry Orchard, His Dark Materials, Hapgood,Uncle Vanya (Birmingham Rep); The Mandate (National Theatre); 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, Troilus and Cressida, The Merry Wives of Windsor and many more productions at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. 

As Musical Director credits include The Color Purple (Bernard Jacobs, Broadway and US tour 2017/18); Merrily We Roll Along (Menier Chocolate Factory and Harold Pinter Theatre); She Loves Me, The Color Purple, RoadShow,Torch Song Trilogy (Menier Chocolate Factory); Gypsy, High Society,Fiddler on the Roof (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Guys and Dolls,SweetCharity (Sheffield Crucible), and many productions at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre including The Pirates of Penzance, KissMe, Kate, High Society, The Boys From Syracuse (Olivier Award for Best Musical Production) and The Boy Friend. 

As Music Supervisor/Arranger for actor/musicians Assassins (Watermill and Nottingham 2019); Crazy for You (Watermill and tour 2017/18); The History Boys (tour 2014/15); Calamity Jane (Watermill and UK tour); Animal Farm (WYP); Merrily We Roll Along, Irma la Douce,Carmen (Watermill Newbury); Amadeus (Wilton’s Music Hall); Candide (Liverpool Everyman).

Recordings include The Card, The Color Purple.

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

Catherine is an associate director of Cheek by Jowl.