Spotlight on the team – KATIE

Second profile of the day…Katie!

Katie Lyons

Full name:  Katie Lyons

Role:  Writer

What are your main tasks?:  Devising the show, writing the play.

What has been your favourite moment so far whilst working on Above and Beyond?:  The read through.  After 10 weeks of working on the show it was incredible to hear the characters come to life and meet our beautiful cast.

What is your favourite area of the hotel and why?  The hotel Lounge under the chandelier.  Whenever I’m in there working I always feel like a London girl about town and it’s great for people watching.

What is your main challenge due to putting a show on in a hotel rather than a theatre?:  The space is fully-functioning hotel and this presents it’s own limitations and creative boundaries.  Trying to create characters and stories that fit within it’s everyday function has not always been easy as we have continually had to ask if a character or moment ‘fits’ within the space.

Without giving us any spoilers what are you most looking forward to once the show opens…?:  Audience members asking ‘how did you do that?’ and starting on the next Look Left Look Right show.