Robin Hood: A Musical Celebration, By David Wood, South Hill Park Arts Centre, 2018 (Director)

The Monstrum, By Kellie Smith, Cherwell Theatre Company, (Youth Theatre NT Connections production), 2018 (Director/Composer)

The Musicians, By Patrick Marber, Bloxham School, 2018 (Director - Youth Theatre, NT Connections)

Bodies and Nerves Think Human Festival, Human Story Theatre/Oxford Brookes University, 2018 (Director)

The Wind in the Willows, Adapted by Gari Jones, Creation Theatre, 2017 (Director)

The Last Dog, Human Story Theatre, 2017 (Director- Rehearsed Reading)

Dry, By Gaye Poole, Human Story Theatre, 2017 (Director- Rehearsed Reading)

Much Ado About Muffins, Creation Theatre, 2017 (Writer/Director)

The Fourth Dog, By Zena Forster, Human Story Theatre, UK Tour 2017 (Director)

Henry V, Cherwell Theatre Company, 2017 (Director)

Vinegar Tom, By Caryl Churchill, The Royal and Derngate Northampton, (University of Northampton), 2017 (Composer/Musical Director)

Make it Your Own, By Joel Kaye, Cherwell Theatre Company, 24 Hour Plays, 2017 (Director)

Holmes and Watson:The Farewell Tour, By Stuart Fortey, Edinburgh Fringe and UK Tour for David Adkin Ltd, 2016/17 (Director)

Treasure Island, Cherwell Theatre Company, Banbury Town Hall, 2016 (Director/Writer/Composer)

Shakespeare: Claim the Stage, Cherwell Theatre Company, The Mill Arts Centre, (Youth Theatre production), 2016 (Director)

She Said She Wouldn’t, By Hannah Greenstreet, The Old Fire Station Theatre Oxford, Offbeat Festival, 2016 (Director)

Remote, by Stef Smith, Cherwell Theatre Company, (Youth Theatre NT Connections), 2016 (Director)

Cinderella, Cherwell Theatre Company, Wykham Theatre Banbury, 2015/16 (Director/Writer/Composer)

Love….? Holy Sepulchre Church, Northampton, (University of Northampton), 2015 (Musical Director)

Robin Hood, Cherwell Theatre Company, The Mill Arts Centre, 2014/15 (Director/Writer/Composer)




Composer and Musical Director


Experienced Youth Arts Practitioner - DBS Checked, Generalist Safeguarding Training (Oxfordshire SCB) and TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Experienced Music Therapist/Reminiscence Project Leader for over 60s

Artistic Director (Cherwell Theatre Company, 2015 - Present)


Young Vic Directors Programme 2018

Oxfordshire Theatre Makers







‘This adaption of the legend of Sherwood Forest, performed in the round…beautifully managed by Pate’s direction, with so much technical and stage awareness… Robin Hood: A Musical Celebration hits the target!’
— Maidenhead Advertiser, Robin Hood: A Musical Celebration, 2018
Pate’s production immerses the audience, with beautifully linked snippets of the action… an excellent piece of drama
— Daily Info, The Fourth Dog, 2017
A play that brims with life, warmth and joy… “The Wind in the Willows” makes excellent use of a thrust stage, immersing the audience; combining imaginative use of set and props, song, projection and shadow puppets… this production stands out
— My Screen Notebook, The Wind in the Willows, 2017
This double act sparkles like the Blue Carbuncle… an excellent romp of a mystery that will have you laughing along
— **** Broadway Baby, Holmes and Watson: The Farewell Tour, 2016