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date: 16 June 2024

Varah, Kate Elizabeth, (Mrs M. J. S. Booth) free

Varah, Kate Elizabeth, (Mrs M. J. S. Booth) free

Born Leics 11 June 1976; d of George Peter Michael Varah and Sally Anne Varah; m 2005, Matthew James Spencer Booth; three s

Executive Director, National Theatre, since 2022


Guildford High Sch. for Girls; Keble Coll., Oxford (BA Hons Theol. 1997; MA); Coll. of Law (CPE (Merit); Legal Practice Course (Dist.))


Admitted Solicitor, 2001. Solicitor Advocate, 2001–05, Community Investment Manager, 2004–06, Linklaters; Solicitors’ Higher Courts Advocate Accreditation, 2002; Dir, Business Develt, Chickenshed, 2006–08; Business Dir, then Chief Operating Officer, 2009–15, Exec. Dir, 2015–22, Old Vic. Mem., Chad Varah Meml Appeal Taskforce, Samaritans, 2007–08. Chm., Parents in the Performing Arts, 2016–17. Founder and Trustee, Michael Varah Meml Fund, 2007–; Trustee: Chickenshed, 2010–16; Sheffield Crucible Theatres Trust, 2021–. Co-Chairman: Garden House Parents’ Assoc. Fundraising, BookTrust/Royal Hosp. Chelsea, 2015–16; Westminster Cathedral Choir Sch. Parents’ Assoc., 2018–20


anything anywhere so long as it’s with my children


National Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank SE1 9PX


Soho House