Annie Siddons – CV

Current Projects

Hylonymous
Creator/Performer

  • Scratch performance at Get in the House, the Queer House, July 2018
  • Development work with Ursula Martinez November 2018
  • Full R and D and scratch performances spring/summer 2019

Dennis of Penge
Creator/Performer

  • Scratching at Bristol Ferment, 26 January 2017.
  • Scratching at CPT,28 May 2017
  • Scratching at Ovalhouse, 20/21 Sept 2017
  • Ovalhouse, 26 September-6 October 2018
  • Albany Deptford, 8-13 October 2018

Dennis of Penge will tour in autumn 2019 before returning to London in Spring 2020.

How Not to Live in Suburbia
Creator/Performer

  • Uncivic Centre, Chelmsford, 16 November 2018
  • Touring 2018 Bristol Mayfest 14/15 May
  • Norwich Arts Centre 11 April
  • Bath Theatre Royal 9/10 March
  • Chichester University 22 February
  • Soho Theatre, 29 Aug-2 Sept 2017
  • Soho Theatre, 13-18 February 2017
  • UCLAN Loneliness Symposium 2016
  • Pulse Festival 2016
  • Colchester Arts Centre 2016
  • Latitude Festival 2016
  • Edinburgh Festival 2016 Summerhall 3-28 August
  • Live Theatre, Newcastle 2015 – scratch
  • Pulse Festival, Ipswich 2015 – scratch
  • Camden People’s Theatre, London 2015 – scratch
  • Bristol Ferment, Bristol Old Vic, Bristol 2015 – scratch

How (not) to Live in Suburbia will tour further in 2019/20 and is currently being developed for TV by BBC Scripted Comedy.

Current Mentoring Projects

  • Graeae Write to Play partnered with Soho, Bush, Talawa, Tamasha: Mentee Kat Golding 2018-19
  • Edith Tankus Development work on her first show, working title, Foreign Fields, ongoing, opens 2019
  • Martha Pailing dramaturgical and developmental help with Background People, toured summer 2018
  • Mary Swan – dramaturgical help with her first solo show, Im super thanks!
  • Sarah Blanc – help developing her show The History of Ireland, currently on tour in UK
  • Vijay Patel – help developing his show Pull the Trigger, currently on tour in UK

My work with these emerging artists is dramaturgical, pastoral, directorial and entrepreneurial.

Recent Work

All’s Well that Ends Well
Dramaturg/Story nerd/additional text

  • Shakespeare’s Globe Jan-March 2018. Directed by Caroline Byrne

Raymondo
Writer/Performer

  • British Council Showcase, Edinburgh Festival August 2015
  • UK Tour Sept-Nov 2015
  • Pulse Festival 2014
  • Devizes Festival 2014
  • Aldeburgh Festival 2014
  • Latitude Festival 2014
  • Edinburgh Festival 2014
  • Battersea Arts Centre 2014
  • Commissioned by New Wolsey Theatre and Supported by New Wolsey, ACE and BAC

Rapunzel
Writer

  • Remount, Citizens’ Theatre, Nov 2015-Jan 2016.
  • Kneehigh Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre London 2006
  • Kneehigh Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank London 2007
  • Kneehigh Theatre, National Tour 2008
  • Kneehigh Theatre, New Victory Theater, New York 2008
  • First Circle Theatre, Creation Theatre, Oxford 2010
  • Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow, Christmas 2015

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Writer

  • Unicorn Theatre, London, Nov-Dec 2014.

Other Earlier Projects 2008-14

  • 1984 (BAC), Abel Sanchez (Undercurrent), Flygirl (in development, Unicorn), Momo (Filament Theatre), The Great Ghost Rescue (Teater Sagohuset, Sweden), The Passion of Jesus Christ (BOV Young People’s Company), Steepholm (BBC Breakers 2005 Joint Winner), Danira and the Ravens (BAC), The Seazora (musician, album 2010), White Bear (R and D processes at Gate Theatre, National Theatre Studio).
  • From 1999-2005 I was pretty much fully a parent, eking out writing time when I could. This furtive writing time lead to Rapunzel.

In the 90s – before kids – here are some things I did

  • One Last Surviving, director, Lyric Studio, House, Writer/Director, Lyric Studio, Services, Director, Gate Theatre, Blazing New World, Co-writer, director, Etcetera Theatre
  • Performance: Madame Blavatska, Les Noisettes de Coco, Liege, Chlotilde, Liege, Reader, Gate Theatre

Mentoring

  • I’m available as a mentor for emerging/young artists and writers.
  • Work includes the Bush emerging writers’ workshop, Graeae Play to Write and the Darkroom with Caroline Horton, visiting lecturer at Kingston and RHUL, KS2, 3, 4, A level, and adult learners, mental health service users, prisoners, families at risk.
  • Topics covered include devising, playwriting, performing, total theatre.

Training

  • RHUL (first class hons) Drama and French
  • Desmond Jones School of Mime and Physical Theatre
  • Spontaneity Shop – Improv Comedy Level 2
  • National Theatre Studio Directors’ Course
  • Orange Tree Theatre Directing Training
  • Qualified Translator French-English
  • Trained Listening Vol for Samaritans
  • Beginners’ Course in Transactional Analysis
  • Trained Zumba instructor
  • Classically trained musician. Flute and piano
  • Very musical, but voice is meh. Can do BVs and sing in tune
  • Movement skills ok, am zumba instructor, but not trained dancer
  • Full DBS

Refs available on request.

Annie Siddons

Writer   Performer   Humanshowwoman