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BBC Writing Commission

Crackerjack

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I am an actress, comedian, voice over artist and writer.  I am originally from Newcastle upon Tyne. I trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating with a MA in Acting in 2012. I specialise in comedy and playing multiple characters. I have performed across the UK and internationally.

In 2020 I received my first TV commission and wrote a sketch for BBC's Crackerjack. I was long-listed for BBC Writers room comedy room and was in the top 3% for the BBC's Caroline Aherne Bursary for character comedians.

I have written two solo character comedy shows. My debut show Woman of the Year was developed with James Cary (Bluestone 42, Miranda) and the Soho Theatre. I took this show on a UK tour, to Brighton Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe and Adelaide Fringe where it won a Best Comedy award. 

I recently returned from touring my second show Get Happy and Woman of the Year to international festivals including Adelaide Fringe again and the New Zealand Fringe.

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"Character comedy at its finest"
(Edinburgh Festval Magazine)
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"A stellar comic actor and brilliant writer"
(One4Review)
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"Hilarious ... an instantly lovable
and charming performer"
(All Over Adelaide)
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"Victoria Wood in a smartphone age"
(The Reviews Hub)
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"Wonderful" 
(The Sunday Mail)

To learn more about my work click on the images below.

 

For my full CV click here:

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A Monk's Tale

Comedy show about Martin Luther. Horrible Histories meets Monty Python. Written and directed by BBC's James Cary. Performed in Edinburgh Fringe and 99 date UK tour.

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Mission to Dendros

Audio series for children set in space. I play all female characters in the series. This is currently being developed into a TV series I am also writing for.

1916: No Turning Back

A play marking 100 years since the Battle of the Somme. This play received national attention and was featured on BBC news.

Durham Gala Theatre.

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

I played Helena and Snout in this UK tour, including open air performances.

Faith in Kids Podcast

I play numerous comedy characters in the podcasts sketches written by BBC writer James Cary. Kids podcast exploring aspects of the Christian faith.

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The Cinder Path

I played young Geordie girl 'Polly' in the UK premiere of Catherine Cookson's novel as an ensemble theatre production. Performed at Customs House, South Shields.

NewsRevue

World's Longest running comedy sketch show. I performed in three 6-week runs involving impersonations, songs and sketches. 

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Lizzy, Darcy and Jane

Play about Jane Austen. UK tour. I played both Jane Austen's mother and her sister Cassandra.

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KATE

Play with songs about Iceland in WWII. Winner of NSDF Emerging Artist Award at Edinburgh Fringe.

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Indian Summer

I played 7 parts in this two person play. Performed in London.

Postcards from the Seaside

I played romantic lead 'Emily' in this musical about the Dunkirk Evacuation. UK tour. 

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House of Sock

Satirical puppet show set around the EU referendum. Performed at Wilton's Music Hall. I played 10 puppets including Angela Merkel (pictured).