Kathryn Gardner

Kathryn captured the tone of the piece brilliantly... with hilarious results! 

3 Weeks (Catchy)

Gardner was absolutely hilarious...  Luxembourg Times (The Great Gatsby)

She uses her powerful voice to sing so that the whole of China can hear her Jasmine!

– The Stage (Aladdin)

Kathryn's performance is so subtle, sweet and you find yourself really rooting for her 

Oxford Times (Treading Water)

My favourite and most memorable moment was waitress Hazel's 'Another Cup of Coffee' performed by Kathryn Gardner

- South London Press (Leaves on the line)

Kathryn Gardner was breath taking. A real joy to watch

– Times of Malta (The Great Gatsby)

Princess Jasmine is definitely a young lady with a mind of her own, a strong singing voice as well as an occasionally over-sharp tongue.

What's on Stage (Aladdin)

The problem inherent in portraying such complex characters as Gatsby is also true of the legendarily beautiful Daisy Buchanan, as whom at least one Hollywood figure notoriously flopped. Kathryn Gardner was much better than that as the woman who has 'been everywhere, seen everything and done everything' and her subtle performance avoided stereotyping. She was also a hilarious Lucille McKee, Myrtle's drunken friend.

Luxemborg Herald (The Great Gatsby)

The actors play their parts so believably it feels like it’s a friend who is talking up on the stage"

Camden New Journal (The Lonely Soldier Monologues)

REVIEWS FOR WRITING

 

 

"Screw it! I’m going all out and giving this one five stars. A beautifully touching piece of theatre with great humour"

Ginger In The Theatre (Treading Water)

 

 

"A delightful and absorbing production of a sharp and perceptive script"

London Theatre 1 (Treading Water)

 

 

"Kathryn Gardner’s script is beautifully paced and observed, drawing nice humour as well as poignancy from these three characters.

The writing is taut, the story is sweet and enjoyable, and the double entendres littered throughout the dialogue fit appropriately into the seaside setting, without verging into ‘Carry On’ territory by being lingered on for more than a second." 

The Play's The Thing (Treading Water)

 

 

"Treading Water is many things. It is a story of patience, of friendship, of delicate humanity and taking the opportunity to make the things you want to happen when they present themselves. It is freezing outside but Treading Water will warm you right up with its gentle tenderness and endearing humour and charm." 

Mark Aspen Reviews (Treading Water)

 

 

"...well performed and engaging, it encourages you to care about the characters depicted and the choices they make.Maybe Home secretary of 1994 Michael Howard who introduced the Criminal Justice Act was wrong when he claimed that a rave was bad for you"

British Theatre Guide (Repetitive Beats)

 

 

"intertwining lives veer from shared bliss to heavy comedowns once the euphoria wears off. Reality bites hard causing relationships to be tested and fractured with revelations in relations and state sanctioned subterfuge and sedition all in the mix."

Theatre News (Repetitive Beats)

 

 

"...fleshed out so realistically, it never drops your attention"

Reviews Gate (Head for Heights)

 

 

"A funny, wise and well-observed slice of working men’s lives...The show was punctuated with such moments of physical comedy and, combined with the tip-top script, It was a thoroughly entertaining production." 

Oxford Times (Head for Heights)

 

"...a well crafted piece for the modern day woman"

The Tricycle (Holding)

 

"A spirited and heartfelt examination of female friendships"

The Royal Court (Holding)

"Gardner  brings a lovable innocence and naivety. It’s a lovely play, the cast are having a lovely time, and you probably will too." The Play's The Thing (Treading Water)