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Assistant Director for Award-Winning ‘Revan and Fennell’ Edinburgh Show

July 23rd 2015

Rehearsals are ongoing for Revan and Fennell’s ‘Fan Club’ which will be hitting Edinburgh Festival this summer. Revan and Fennell won the Funny Women Awards 2013 and are London Sketchfest finalists. The Edinburgh show is my Assistant Directorial Debut.

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Books Talk Back gets ‘So Dramatic’

July 19th 2015

My interview about Books Talk Back with ‘Don’t Be So Dramatic’ is now online. The interview was conducted in the cafe at The British Library. ‘Don’t Be So Dramatic’ produce some really interesting podcasts with people from a variety of creative disciplines offering ideas and advice to those pursuing a career in the arts.

You can listen to my interview via the link

http://www.dontbesodramatic.com/dbsd-32-books-talk-back/

 

 

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Horror Film ‘Vicious’

May 1st 2015

I recently wrapped on ‘Vicious’-a dark short Horror, directed by Oliver Park, in which I played the role of Katie, as well as a few other creepy guises. The film will be hitting festivals this coming Halloween.

IdeasTap Brief Winner to be the Embedded Writer at The Family Arts Conference

March 28th 2015

As the winner of an IdeasTap brief for writers, I was invited to attend the Family Arts Conference held at Rich Mix, Cadogan Hall and Royal Court Theatre, hosted by Family Arts Campaign with talks from the arts organisations and venues which had featured in the Family Arts Festival. The talks covered a range of topics from creative development and collaboration to audience engagement, marketing and ticket pricing.  My purpose as a writer was to produce a report documenting the conference and to inject some colour and fun into an otherwise formal document.

 

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Voice Over

March 28th 2015

2015 kicked off with some Voice Over work. With clients including RNLI, WILKO Garden Furniture, Optimus Search and House Trip, my start to the year certainly wasn’t lacking in variety!

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Books Talk Back

October 24th 2014

I am the founder and host of Books Talk Back; an interactive literary event for aspiring authors in London & Norwich. A small, selected panel of unpublished authors read an extract of their fiction to a published author and audience of guests, then receive feedback from both. Published authors have included Naomi Wood and teen fiction author Hayley Long.

Books Talk Back has gained support from The Eccles Centre at The British Library where I hosted my most recent event. In Norwich, the event gained support from literary organisation Words And Women.

Please visit my Writing page for more information.

Short-listing for Ideastap/Writers’ Centre fiction competition

October 23rd 2014

In July 2014, I was thrilled to learn that I had been short-listed as a finalist for the Ideastap Inspires/Writer’ Centre Norwich national fiction competition. I had submitted an extract from my unpublished novel to the competition and, as a prize, was invited to attend a free fiction master-class with D. W. Wilson.

Filming 'The Soldier'

The Soldier

August 3rd 2013

The Soldier is now complete and available to view online. 

This short film, set in WW2, follows the journey of a lone British soldier struggling to cope with his fears as enemy forces advance. You can follow the film’s progress on the website for Wolf Valley Films

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Everywhere, Vicente

April 14th 2013

Everywhere Vicente, is complete and currently being entered into festivals. This short film follows the story of a woman searching for a sign that her dead lover is still by her side. I play Sarah, a character whose qualities remind this woman of her lover. Find out more about the film on the website for Frozen Leaf Productions. 

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Online presenting for Cambridge University Press

April 14th 2013

I can currently be seen as Anna, the presenter of English Grammar in Use for Cambridge University Press. These are six videos on YouTube in which I explain the fundamentals of English Grammar. The videos are uploaded on a monthly basis and have received some very positive comments from viewers. You can find more info about this on my Voice Page.

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The Story Project

January 6th 2013

I was delighted to work with Ugly Sister productions for a second year in The Story Project, Terror, Tears and Twenty Twelve, an exciting showcase of new writing at The Arcola, Theatre 503 and Southwark Playhouse. Ten writers and ten directors had just ten minutes to grab the audience’s attention! You can find out more information about the project on the Ugly Sister’s website 

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Cambridge Shakespeare Festival

June 20th 2012

In summer 2012 I performed in rep at Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, the UK’s best loved open-air festival playing Ariel in The Tempest and Feste in Twelfth Night. You can find more information about the festival on their website http://www.cambridgeshakespeare.com/

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Romeo and Juliet

October 8th 2011

I toured nationally as Juliet with the Young Shakespeare Company, one of the most well established and imaginative theatre companies in the UK.  This vibrant, fresh and fast-paced production of Shakespeare’s classic was on the road from Autumn to Winter 2011.

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Southwark Playhouse

July 3rd 2011

In June 2011 I performed in The Story Project; Prayers, Promises and Platform 3 at Southwark Playhouse. This exciting new writing project was produced by Ugly Sister productions and showcased 13 original short scenes. I played Irina, a heroin addict in Lomki, an edgy script written by Gareth Jandrell, directed by Kimberley Sykes.

 

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Touring Austria with Vienna’s English Theatre

May 9th 2011

From November 2010 to April 2011, I toured Austria playing lead role Romy in Romy and Julian with Vienna’s English Theatre. The modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was directed by Vicky Ireland.

You can visit the Vienna’s English Theatre website for more information

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Animation Film

May 9th 2011

I voiced Zee the Cat in a children’s animation for Battersea Dog’s Home alongside comedian Alex Zane. Please visit my voice page to watch Take the Lead with Bat and Zee. 

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Reviews for Under The Greenwood Tree

May 9th 2011

In Autumn 2009 I toured as lead role Fancy Day in Under the Greenwood Tree with the Dorset Corset Theatre Company. The Thomas Hardy Classic was directed by Helen Davis and Ed Burnside and toured regionally receiving the following reviews.

A feel-good comedy of the first order – a theatrical toddy to warm the spirit through the autumn months.

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You can read the full reviews online at The Stage’s website.