About

Sophie headshot, her hair is a long bob
Photo by Justin Munitz.

I’m a writer and performer from London, UK.

I write scripts, fiction and occasionally journalism (check out my feature – about becoming a cyborg – for Guardian Weekend).

I’ve written BBC radio plays and stage plays. You can listen to my Radio 4 sitcom Absolutely Delish (Grazing) on iTunes. I created Bee Detective, a children’s show for London 2012 Festival, which was performed in English, British Sign Language and featured animation by James Merry. Bee Detective was directed by long time collaborator, Gemma Fairlie.  Recently I wrote and performed a work in progress piece called The Fake Interpreter, with dancer, Andile Vellem, of Unmute, at Artscape.

Acting wise, I recently played a forensic lipreader on DCI Banks (ITV), Ellen in Midnight Cry of the Deathbird, a Radio 3 adaptation of Nosferatu by Amanda Dalton. I also starred in Radio 4’s DRAGONFLY, written by Katie Hims. I also starred as Gabriella in CAST OFFS (Channel 4). Online you can see me play a hearing TV presenter in my own Deaf Faker spoof series.

I wrote and performed stage plays WHEN TO RUN (Renaissance one UK tour/Edinburgh/Soho Theatre), and FIGHT FACE (Hammersmith Lyric). I’ve also written and performed thought pieces for Radio 4’s Front Row and London Nights series.

In 2008 I set up Tin Bath Theatre Company with director Gemma Fairlie. I met Gemma after an introduction from Nina Steiger, whilst on the Soho Theatre Writers Attachment Programme in 2005-2006.

I won a place on the Channel 4 Screenwriting course and developed a stage play with Graeae and Plymouth Theatre Royal & Drum.

What my fans say:

“She’s massively talented.” Irvine Welsh.

“Woolley dazzles with her quick-change mastery.” Tom McCarthy

“Some writers have their fingers on a pulse. Woolley has hers on a trigger. You never know what she’s aiming at until it’s too late.” Nick Barlay

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