In 2011 Catherine was shortlisted for the BBC Writer's Academy in for her play The Kittens in the Bag, a suburban horror / thriller and has recently had her play Once Upon A Winter published by Eldridge Editors in the USA. Other performacne credits include; What Sam Said: Theatre 503; Hush Little Baby; Canal Cafe Theatre; Once More with Feeling; Theatre 503.
After a sell out run of her Peter Pan musical Never Land (written with Erica Reed) at the Edinburgh Fringe, the show was performed outdoors in Kensington Gardens, for GOSCH's charity picnic weekend. An extract was then performed on ITV1's prime time show Fortune, and won £15,000 to donate to GOSCH.
In 2008 Catherine was commissioned by The Bronte Society to adapt Jane Eyre, which was performed at the Bronte Society in Haworth. This play was staged again in 2009 at The Colour House Theatre. It was this experience which introduced her to the macabre drama of the Brontes, and ultimately led to her writing Wuthering Heights.
Directing credits include: William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Courtyard Theatre, August-September 2014); his new play HIDDEN: The FCO Plays (Barons Court Theatre, June 2014); Dinner by Moira Buffini (Barons Court Theatre, April 2013); and The London Cuckolds by Edward Ravenscroft (as Assistant Director, The Pleasance, Islington, April 2013).
Musical Directing credits include: Wuthering Heights (also Musical Arrangements and Additional Composition - Catherine McDonald, Barons Court Theatre, February 2014); the world premiere of Ivor Novello’s last work, Valley Of Song (The Finborough Theatre, January 2014, and Co-Producer and Musical Director for the cast recording released June 2014); Halbwelt Kultur (Jermyn Street Theatre, November - December 2013, and New Wimbledon Studio, April 2013); and Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones’ classic The Fantasticks (as Musical Supervisor, Jermyn Street Theatre, July 2013). Other Musical Director credits include Die Fledermaus (Strauss), The Hot Mikado! (Bowman and Bell), and A Chorus Line (Hamlisch).