Actor, Writer and Maker-of-things-to-happen

About

ABOUT ME

I'm an actor, writer and activist. 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 commissions I am represented, but please talk to me directly.

Until January 2019 I'll be training and performing with the prestigious National Youth Theatre Rep Company. Details of our 4 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. Our devised show 'Bite Your Tongue' sold out at Hackney Showroom. I trained at Identity School of Acting, and am lucky enough to perform regularly at theatres, festivals and events with Pecs: The All-Female Drag Troupe and Shotgun Carousel. Last year 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 transferred to New York, 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!

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There has always been something remarkable about her
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