REC Youth Theatre has been running for over twenty years, offering excellent performance training and opportunities to young performers living in Buxton and the surrounding areas. In 2012 Kitty Randle became the Director of REC.
Kitty is a actor, movement director and director. She is the co-founder and core artist of Moving Stories Theatre Company.
Kitty is currently touring new writing piece ‘Getting Better Slowly’, playing Gilly/Kitty.
Her acting credits also include: Flea in ‘The Unfurling of Indigo Higgins’, Chief in Babbling Vagabonds’s ‘Naughty Meg’ (Derby Live), Jax in New Perspectives ‘Something Blue’, Vanessa Bell in Moving Stories ‘Vanessa and Virginia’ (Riverside Studios and international tour), Mrs. Usher / Annie Besant in ‘Sweet Comradeship’, Electra in ‘Orestes: Re-Examined’ (Southwark Playhouse), Violet in ‘Heresies’ (Bristol Old Vic Studio). TV – Registrar – ‘4 O’Clock Club’ (CBBC), Emmerdale (ITV), Film – Dr Annette Parker in ‘My Name is Phoebe’, Sarah in ‘Blackout’.
As a Movement Director Kitty’s credits include work across a variety of productions and genres. These include Movement Direction and Chorography for Moving Stories recent production of ‘The Winter’s Tale’ that toured to the Minack Theatre and was a collaboration with Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. For Moving Stories she also worked as movement director for ‘Midsummer Nights Dream – A Power Nap’ at the Southbank Centre and their production of ‘The Tempest’ and the award winning production of ‘Twelfth Night’ at the Minack Theatre. Other Movement Direction credits include ‘Wickedness of Oz’ (Tiger Dublin Fringe), ‘Cornerstones’ at Dublin’s Smock Alley, ‘ The Christmas Chocolate Shop’ at Derby Live, ‘Mobile Phone Show’ for the NT Connections programme, ‘Arabian Nights’, ‘West Side Story’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘Orestes: Re-Examined’, ‘Into the Woods’, ‘Oh What a Lovely War’, ‘Heresies’.
Kitty also lectures both in Acting and Movement, teaching at a variety of institutes including Bath Spa University, Chester University, LIPA, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Kitty currently teachers LAMDA at Withington Girls School and Manchester High School for Girls.
Since becoming the director at REC, Kitty has had great success with shows she has directed for the Buxton Fringe Festival, including Best Young Drama awards for ‘Red Red Shoes’ (2013) and ‘Blue Remembered Hills’ (2014).