Before LAMDA, I joined the local, amateur ‘Phoenix Theatre’ Blyth and ‘People’s Theatre’ Newcastle. There weren’t many lads, so I often got good lads parts, mainly based on the fact I wasn’t a girl. Some schools don’t do drama, and meeting kids of different ages at youth theatre, for free, is great. I’ve had jobs at the NT, West End, Shakespeare’s Globe, in Asia, Europe, TV dramas, soaps, films, radios, prisons & video games. I wrote a play last year that was performed at theatre503 & Northern Stage.