Reviews and Testimonials
I first worked with Kate whilst filming an illegal bare knuckle boxing fight
on Emmerdale and I thought she was fantastic. She is collaborative,
passionate, fun, intuitive and great with actors.
I will work with her again and again and again
Mike Lacey, TV Director
Kate is quite simply the most exciting Fight Arranger around, and there's always a buzz of energy and real excitement whenever she's on set. Her understanding of actors and how to gain their trust results in action sequences of real authenticity, that not only take the drama further, but are consistently visually stunning. A rare combination, and one that Kate delivers effortlessly time after time.
Di Patrick, TV Director
I have worked with Kate more times then I can remember. She is the perfect collaborator: imaginative and dedicated, and her work is beyond praise. The duel she created for the Nationals "Hamlet" with Rory Kinnear was the most exciting I have ever seen, and the barrack room brawl for "Othello" was stunningly real. More than that, she knows how to tell a story through movement. I cannot wait to work with her again.
Nicholas Hytner, Ex Artistic Director National Theatre and Director Bridge Theatre London
This is not just "wham bam you're dead!" it's a completely integrated art in which the potential of both the scene and the actors is unleashed to simulate truly dreadful acts of violence on stage. She's collaborative, kind and highly ambitious.
Phyllida Lloyd, Director
"NOISES OFF" London West End
.....the mimetic and breathtakingly choreographed second act
....so good I saw it a third time.
Libby Purves,, The London Times
It includes a brilliantly staged fight which has the whole court fleeing for their lives before the out-of-control flashing blades
Robert Cushman- National Post, New York, "HAMLET" National Theatre DIR: Nicholas Hytner
The fight between Hotspur and Hal is one of the highlights of the evening. Fight Director Kate Waters deserves credit
Susannah Clapp - The Observer, All female "HENRY IV", Donmar Warehouse, DIR: Phyllida Lloyd
Not since Hitchcock's "Torn Curtain" have I seen a strangling as protracted and plausible as the Duchess's
Michael Billington - The Guardian, "THE DUCHESS OF MALFI", The Old Vic, London DIR: Jamie Lloyd
Hats off to fight director Kate Waters who lays on the most succinct and persuasive piece of stage violence I've ever seen.
The Spectator, "DISGRACED" The Bush Theatre London, DIR: Nadia Fall