How to get a standing ovation in Paris

August 18th, 2014

I met Phumeza Tisile recently in a Cape Town township called Khayelitsha. She went deaf two years ago and her story is something else. Read the interview I did with her here. 

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Thanks to The Limping Chicken web magazine for making a donation to MSF. 

Guardian Weekend Magazine

August 11th, 2014

photo of sophie in a green dress laughing in the guardian weekend magazine


Read the article here. 

My diary online

January 17th, 2014

“I like being part computer, it feels good, and this liminal state, this transitional period from deaf to hearing, is an adventure.”

Read more on this new website featuring my personal and journalistic accounts of recent months.

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Daily Mail article

October 15th, 2013

Life took an unexpected turn recently. Read the Femail article online here.


Bloomsbury Festival 15-20 October 2013

October 2nd, 2013

My amazing sister Cathy, is director of Bloomsbury Festival. The six day FREE arts extravaganza runs from 15 until 20 October in London WC1. Check out the action packed events calender or join the mailing list.

Over six days 200 free events will showcase an eclectic programme of pioneering art, music, dance and literature, while also giving a voice and new skills to diverse young, older and disabled people.

Bloomsbury Festival is a charity, find out how you can donate by clicking here


Grazing now available on iTunes

July 16th, 2013

My radio 4 sitcom Absolutely Delish: Grazing (starring Sally Phillips) is now available on iTunes.

Deaf Faker 6

May 20th, 2013

Here’s the sixth epsiode of Deaf Faker.

Charlotte Loud tries to seduce a Deaf actor via sign language.

Not seen previous epsiodes? Catch up here

Credits: Written and performed by Sophie Woolley, directed and produced by Caroline O’ Neill and Mark Williams and starring Matthew Gurney as himself.


May 13th, 2013

I wrote a sitcom called Grazing, part of Absolutely Delish, a series of 4 dining related comedies. It airs on 21 May at 11pm and is online for a week after.

Grazing stars Sally Philips, Lucinda Raikes and Ben Crowe. Directed by Helen perry.

You can download it from iTunes here

Vampire victim

October 18th, 2012

I play ‘Ellen’ in a BBC Radio 3 play by Amanda Dalton, which airs on Sunday 28 October. Not so much a vampire victim really, more of a heroine in Dalton’s wonderful interpretation of classic film, Nosferatu. The adaptation is called  The  Midnight Cry of the Deathbird. Here’s the listening link and blurb.

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Bee Detective at Southbank Centre this weekend

August 28th, 2012

I’ve written a new play for children called Bee Detective. It’s a funny honeybee murder mystery and full of fascinating information about bees.

It’s on at Unlimited Festival at London’s Southbank Centre on 31 August – 2 September. Suitable for ages 6+

You can book tickets here. There are three shows a day.

Check out our trailer, animated by James Merry.

Bee Detective Teaser from James Merry on Vimeo.

The show is created by my own Tin Bath Theatre Company, directed by co-founder Gemma Fairlie, produced by Gemma Fairlie. It stars Elinor Keber, Daniel Alun and Chris Morgan. Read all about the tour at my show blog: