I am an actor, theatre maker and writer who has toured in the UK and internationally. This year I have performed in Dr Blood's Old Travelling show and Night of The Living Dead ™ – Remix with imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse, which both toured the UK.
Born and raised in Wigan, I had early access to contemporary theatre through my dad's job. As a drama teacher for a local school he brought in small-scale touring companies, and at a formative age I was exposed to Commedia dell'Arte, puppetry and physical storytelling.
At 18 I went into actor training at Bretton Hall, where I increased my interest in contemporary theatre and developed my devising skills, specialising in physical and applied theatre.
Shortly after graduating I joined imitating the dog for their show, Kellerman. Since then I have performed and collaborated in eight further shows, including A Farewell to Arms in which I played Catherine Barkley, and am an Associate Artist with the company.
Other notable work includes Lost in Memories by Wellcome Trust fellow Delia Muir. The co-devised show explores dementia as a health condition and the act of caring, drawing on a mixture of real life testimony and research.
I am currently doing my Creative Writing MA, specialising in script writing, at Manchester Metropolitan Writing School.