Bloomsbury Festival 15-20 October 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


Deaf Faker 6

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.

Bee Detective at Southbank Centre this weekend

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:

New episode of Deaf Faker!

Charlotte Loud hopes to prepare for her role in “The Mouth Spy” by inviting deaf actor Matthew Gurney to her apartment. But it seems that a crash course in sign language isn’t all she is after…
Co directed and produced by Caroline O’ Neill and Mark Williams, starring me, Matthew Gurney and Chris Curran.

New stand up material

I had a ball last night at Soho Theatre’s Abnormally Funny People’s comedy night. It was rammed and also subtitled live (a brilliant thing – and there were heaps of deaf people there to enjoy it. More comedy subtitles please!).

I tested new material for the first time. I performed narrative, character comedy instead of a sequence of jokes. And it was a bit technically difficult to pull off too. I was secretly worried beforehand. But it all went according to plan. Yahoo! I have no more gigs lined up at present. Oh. But you can catch me in my kids play this summer.

Meanwhile here’s a blurry dressing room pic of me and two of the other comedians. They were ace. Tanyalee Davis does a terrific line in rock n roll-style Las Vegas gags.

Penny Pepper, Tanyalee Davis and Sophie Woolley
Penny Pepper, Tanyalee Davis and Sophie Woolley

Sophie Woolley performing onstage at Soho Theatre