Kath Gotts studied Philosophy and Psychology at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and then went on to study music at Goldsmiths College, London. She has written incidental music and songs for television and theatre, including Bad Girls, The Fugitives, Family Affairs and Waterloo Road on television and Dust, The Bodies and Any Which Way for theatre. She wrote the music and lyrics for Bad Girls: The Musical, with book by Maureen Chadwick and Ann McManus, which was produced at West Yorkshire Playhouse and at the Garrick Theatre in the West End. Her urban musical The Realness, with book by Maureen Chadwick and David Watson, premiered at Hackney Downs Studios in 2014, in a co-production with The Big House.