Annie Siddons is a Londoner, writer, performer, and musician.
Her work is funny brutal, honest and poignant,embracing the mythic and the mundane, and always has narrative and music at its root and heart.
As playwright/ dramaturg, she has worked with Kneehigh, Bristol Old Vic, Battersea Arts Centre, Teater Sagohuset, the Gate, National Theatre Studio, Shakespeare’s Globe, The Unicorn, Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre, Fillament Theatre, Undercurrent Theatre.
As writer/performer, Annie created Raymondo in 2014, which ran at Summerhall as part of Escalator East to Edinburgh, then returned in 2015 for the British Council Showcase, touring across the UK 2015-16.
She followed Raymondo with How (Not) to Live in Suburbia, her first foray into autobiographical work. The show, featuring videos by performance artist Richard DeDomenici, played Summerhall 2016 before two sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre 2017. As part of making the show Annie trained as a Samaritan. Suburbia tours the UK in Spring/Autumn 2018. How (Not) to Live in Suburbia is in development for TV and lead to Annie making her TV debut on Alan Davies’ chat show, As Yet Untitled. Her new show, Dennis of Penge, a mythic spoken word show about addiction, friendship, Dionysus and her childhood ends of SE20 with music by Asaf Zohar will play Edinburgh 2018 before a London run and national tour 2018/19.
Annie regularly mentors younger and emerging artists and works collaboratively and alone in a variety of settings. She has a fruitful long term collaboration with director Justin Audibert. She is published by Oberon Books.
If you’d like to work with Annie please get in touch.
“Theatre artists are essentially charlatans and thieves”. Simon McBurney.