I'm an actor, writer and activist, currently engaged on the RSC Summer season, rehearsing in London and playing in Stratford Upon Avon from May 2019. To see what I've been up to lately, visit my News tab.
I graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2015, with a BA in English. Since moving back to London I've continued with the various projects that make up my professional and creative life, the details of which you can explore on these pages. I'm represented in acting by Kat Oliver at Conway van Gelder Grant. She can be reached through my Contact page. If you'd like to discuss writing I am represented, but please talk to me directly.
In January 2019 I finished the 9-month long National Youth Theatre Rep Company programme. Details of our 4 acclaimed shows can be found on the NYT website. In August 2017 I worked with Talawa Theatre Co, as part of their TYPT programme for emerging talent. I am lucky enough to perform regularly at theatres, festivals and events with Pecs: The All-Female Drag Troupe and Shotgun Carousel. Pecs' The 80s Show sold out a run at Soho Theatre and was nominated for an Offie award.
The stage show of my children’s book trilogy Lionboy (written with my mum under the pseudonym ‘Zizou Corder’) toured the UK in December 2014 as theatre company Complicite’s winter project, and toured to New York (off-Broadway), South Korea, South Africa and Hong Kong during 2014-15.
Until April 2017 I had a full-time role as Assistant at Jo Unwin Literary Agency, where I read manuscripts, edited books, reviewed submissions, drew up contracts, found new talent and soaked up everything I could. All my thanks go to the wonderful Creative Access for arranging this opportunity.
I'm a founding director of Brainchild, an award-winning multidisciplinary summer festival which launched in 2012, seeking to blur the boundaries between artist and audience, and to foster new ideas in a non-corporate environment. Brainchild now hosts 2200+ attendees every summer and runs arts events through the year as part of a residency at Platform Southwark.
As an enthusiastically intersectional feminist, I can often be found representing 5050 Parliament and other campaigns for equality and diversity, as well as speaking to and writing for collectives and publications including the BBC, The Guardian, Vice, i-D, Time Out, Gal-Dem, Huffington Post, The Debrief, GalDem, 5x15, HOAX, No Fly on The Wall, Black Blossoms and Ladybeard Magazine.
Explore this site to learn about all this and more - and to read some of my writing!