In 2019 I joined the legendary SFP team at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child London as a Ginny, McGonnagal and Umbridge cover and as a swing with 9 wigs made just for my head!
On my journey to start writing, adapting and directing my own work, I translated one of my favourite plays I was introduced to growing up in France, Berenice by Jean Racine from 1670. Once translated I adapted it with an international, multi-cultural team of amazing peers, supported by multiple London venues, previewing the show at Voila! Europe theatre festival in 2018. The translation as well as the adaptation and production were well received by packed out audiences and we were pick of the week for ICI Londres, the francophone culture magazine. For a trailer, mini-making-of-documentary and audience feedback, see the www.theatreforge.com website or click the link below.
Clare Prenton directed a beautiful, five-star, fully Scottish Macbeth by a real 11th century castle and 1000-strong outdoor audiences as part of the Stafford Shakespeare festival in 2018. It was a beautiful experience, especially getting to reconnect with my Scottish roots.
I was honoured to work with both 'Sir Tom' and 'Sir Nick' in the opening show in the Dorfmann theatre at the National: 'The Hard Problem'. In this last play directed by Nick Hytner at the National as artistic director I played the joyful Julia, Pilates teacher and human sunshine, in Tom Stoppard's most recent creation.
In summer 2014 I played Princess Joanne in Holy Warriors by David Eldrich, and opposing characters (coolly Roman Octavia and warmly Egyptian Iras) in Anthony & Cleopatra. Summer 2015 I was back to play the firy and rebellious Electra in a new adaptation by Rory Mullarkey, and also the lovelorn Marianna in Dominic Dromgoole's last play at the Globe, Measure for Measure.'
In my busiest year ever I played a dreadlocked Audrey in Maria Aberg's As You like It, sassy Marianna in Nancy Meckler's five star All's Well That Ends Well, and my professional stage debut alongside the charming David Fielder as grave digger two to his one, in David Farr's Hamlet with Jonathan Slinger. I also understudied two of the largest roles Shakespeare ever wrote for women, Rosalind in AYLI and Helena in All's Well. It was exhausting, but I learnt from the best and felt very lucky.
YORK THEATRE ROYAL
I played the defiant yet vulnerable Julia Flyte (sister of the infamous Sebastian) in an ETT (English Touring Theatre) / Theatre Royal York touring co-production in a new adaptation by Bryony Lavery, spring/summer 2016. We divided the house stritly into traditionalists and innovators, and celebrated this revival of a classic story with a diverse, cross gender cast.
In my first year I had immense fun creating Andreia, a Romanian immigrant girl, forced to live in a public toilet... It was a dreamy summer straight out of drama school, and I learnt how to play the accordian badly and how to swear in a real Romanian accent.