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Katy Stephens

An Actor.

What shows or projects have you done with ETT? 


How did you bring home with you on tour? 


Which city was your favourite to visit on tour with ETT? 

Playing Wiltons Music Hall in the east end of London was my favourite, such a beautiful well-loved building, steeped in history 

What gem did you discover on tour with ETT (could be a landmark/park/cafe/pub etc)? 

The Sky Dome bar at the top of the Raddison Blu Hotel in Shanghai… extraordinary views across the city. 

What are your touring essentials?   

Tupperware. Just love Tupperware. 

What’s your go-to recipe whilst on tour? 

Rarely cook on tour as normally in hotels or digs but you can guarantee a few late-night kebabs will be on the menu! 

Touring is important because it’s vital we take our work into communities that can’t come to us. 

After catching my son, at 6 years old, smuggling snack-contraband in his school bag he said ‘You can take my chocolate but you will never take my freedom!’  I live by that every day. 

Which artist(s) do you most admire and why? 

Banksy. Accessible and cheeky. 

What music inspires you? 

Everything in one way or another. 

What, for you, makes a good piece of art? 


What have been your career highlights so far? 

Having my Mum, Dad, son and sister in the audience in New York while I was playing Rosalind for the RSC. 


If you were cast away on a desert island, which 5 plays would you take with you and why? 

I couldn’t choose. Id cheat and smuggle in as many as I could! 

Please can you tell us what you would say to emerging artists to encourage them to take their work on the road or join an ETT tour? 

There might just be someone, somewhere who is changed and inspired by work they may not otherwise have had the opportunity to see. 

Window or aisle seat? 


Favourite way to travel? 


If you could have any superpower, which would you choose? 


There might just be someone, somewhere who is changed and inspired by work they may not otherwise have had the opportunity to see. 

Katy Stephens’s biog:

For ETT: Othello (Tobacco Factory, Wilton’s Music Hall, Neuss, Germany, Dubai, Shanghai); Hamlet (Trafalgar Studios)  

Theatre credits include: Antony & Cleopatra (National Theatre) A View from a Bridge, Macbeth (Tobacco Factory Theatres) The Good, Bad & The Ugly Sisters (Belgrade Theatre) A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Orange Tree) IHo (Hampstead) The Complete Walk, Tomas Tallis, The Oresteia, Dr Scroggy’s War, Julius Caesar (Shakespeare’s Globe) The Kings Speech (Chichester/Birmingham Rep) Taming of the Shrew, Candide, Titus Andronicus, Forests, As You Like It, The Grain Store, King Lear, Antony & Cleopatra, Henry VI parts 1 & 2, Richard II, Richard III, Henry IV part 2, Henry V (Royal Shakespeare Company) Tamburlaine (Bristol Old Vic/Barbican) The Seagull, ION, Macbeth, The White Devil, Oh! What a lovely War! The Three Sisters, The Europeans, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Blood Wedding, The Recruiting Officer, Twelfth Night, Sleeping Beauty, Our Day Out, Silas Marner (Belgrade Theatre) David Copperfield, I Don’t Want to set the World on Fire (New Victoria Newcastle) 

Television and Film credits include: The Bill (ITV) London’s Burning (LWT) Fun Song Factory (CITV) Ellington (ITV) Prick They Neighbour, Relative Values (Overseas Film Group)