The Silver Swans
Co-founded Sweetspot Theatre Co in 2000, which enjoyed a professional residency at The New Venture in Brighton until 2003, producing six shows.
Performance highlights: Vanessa Helsing in Truestory’s Dracula, Polly Garter in Under Milk Wood, Lorraine Sheldon in The Man Who Came to Dinner, the Wife of Bath in The Canterbury Tales, Stella in Anthony Minghella’s Whale Music, the title role in the all-female Soho Group’s Macbeth, autistic Ellen in Foreign Lands, Mrs Malaprop in The Rivals, ‘Father’ in Tim Crouch’s An Oak Tree, Head in Weekend Warriors, Vancouver, Ingrid in Blavatsky’s Tower, Margaret in My Mother Said I Never Should, Alex in On the Verge, vocal choir installation, Hollywood Blues, Lily Lassiter in the musical The Opinionmakers, Margot Wotherspoon for Spymonkey’s Cooped, a lip-synching Florence Foster Jenkins for Professor Liz Aggiss’s English Channel.
Solo show Shift for the Brighton Fringe, The Ayn Lady (Tobacco Factory and Bristol Old Vic/Ferment) focusing on the impact of Atlas Shrugged writer Ayn Rand.
A cornucopia of radio and voiceover work includes Radio One jingles, audioguides, cartoon characters, Radio Four plays, Lucy in The Country Wife for Radio 3, six audio dramas for Doctor Who spin-off Faction Paradox.
TV includes EastEnders and The Stand-Up Show for Live TV.
Singer with early music/psychedelic folk trio, The Silver Swans and ‘The Joni Journals’; a Joni Mitchell homage alongside musician Nicky Mitchell. Disco Diva for Club Click
Comedy: One half of 90s’ character comedy duo Kilbey & Larkin (Simon Munnery and Stewart Lee’s Club Z, Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival, London comedy circuit) Weekly resident comedy night Article 19 with Russell Brand at The Riverside Studios (98-99). Sid and Valerie – a darkly comic two-hander alongside writer/performer Sue MacLaine (Edinburgh Festival, Brighton Dome).
Radio City Theatre
Sid and Valerie Christmas Special
The Ayn Lady
Founder member, performer and writer for the late, great Brighton-based Radio City Theatre (Theatre Royal/Komedia Brighton, festivals, Towner Art Gallery).