Sophie Woolley: Plays, Monologues

Sophie Woolley is a writer and actress. She writes comic monologues, plays and short stories. She lives in London.

Her satirical one person play, When to Run premiered at Edinburgh Festival in 2006 and toured the UK until June 2008, with sell-out runs at the South Bank, Soho Theatre and Manchester's Royal Exchange. Sophie's adaptation of the play was broadcast on Radio 4's afternoon play slot in February 2008.

Sophie will soon be performing in her new two-hander "Fight Face" in which she plays six characters. The production will be at the Hammersmith Lyric Theatre from 16 Sept - 4 Oct 2008.

In addition to a busy schedule as a performer in theatres, clubs, art galleries and festivals, Sophie is a regular contributor to Radio 3's "The Verb" and has appeared several times on Radio 4, including "Front Row" and "Bespoken Word". She specialises in comic character sketches and satirical monologues.

For full details of her work, see her personal website: www.sophiewoolley.com


WHEN TO RUN....2008
26 Feb 08, afternoon play, 45m. "Sophie Woolley brings a new version of her stage show to the radio; a bizarre story of three women who run; a dog-walker in search of romance and a man who looks a bit like Tony Soprano" - Radio Times.

Julia ...... Katy Cavanagh
Shelley ...... Sophie Woolley
Emma ...... Tracy Wiles
Celia ...... Liza Sadovy
Producer & Director...... David Hunter.

ND comment - excellent play - full of sharp observation, and a strong ending.

17 Feb 05, R4. Presented by Mister Gee and Doctor Stew.

The return of Radio 4's series devoted to the latest in hip-hop poetry and spoken word. Highlights this week include remarkable character performer Sophie Woolley with a piece about a young woman who fantasises about relationships with male celebrities, an extended set by Manchester punk duo Thick Richard, and a chance for us all to get our own back on traffic wardens.

Drama on R3. 29 Feb 04. Recorded live at The Albany Theatre, Deptford, this is a journey through the landscape of one of London's most famous landmarks at the beginning of the 21st Century.

Actor and writer Lennie James comperes the work of some of the most exciting UK-based contemporary writers.

Performing their own work: Mat Fraser, Segun Lee-French, Sophie Woolley and Shamshad Kahn. With Wil Johnson performing work by Ferdinand Dennis and Jenny Jules performing work by Diran Adebayo.

Music composed and performed by Paul Gladstone-Reid, with Tony Wallard on cello. Artistic Consultant - Melanie Abrahams; producer Topher Campbell.

compiled by Nigel Deacon / Diversity website

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