Park Theatre Company Spring 2024

9 January 2024 - 27 March 2024

LEAD FACILITATOR I AMY ALLEN

WRITER | BILLIE ESPLEN

Amy Allen

Amy is a Funny Boned and Big Hearted artist. Comedy and Curiosity sit at the core of her creativity as well as a desire for discovering the myriad of ways to express and access authentic artistry. 

Amy has enabled hundreds of people to access their own authenticity and creativity by curating a vast variety of creative projects & workshops including for people living with dementia. 

It is the heartbreaking hilarity of what it means to be alive, running parallel to the admiration and inspiration derived from comedians and poets which has led her along this rocky road to the credits laid out below.

A firm believer in a list of credits undermining and falsely portraying the truth and depth of who she is as an artist, Amy would like it to be known that to date, she is most proud of her ability to impersonate both a seagull and Patsy Stone off of Ab Fab. 

Amy is an award-winning actor, writer and director. Most at home in Queer spaces, with artists and funny people on the fringes of society, as well as in seas, ponds and pools.

As an actor, Amy's theatre credits include: Sleepy Hollow (National Tour), A Midsummer Night's DreamMuch Ado About NothingHenry V (Petersfield Shakespeare Festival), Hamlet (Brighton Open Air Theatre); West End Girls (Live Theatre); Caliph (Vaults), ConfessionalThe Builders (Theatre503); A Tune of Two Muses (Arcola Theatre) and Scrooge You! (Arts Theatre-West End).

Film/ TV credits include: Happy Toys (BBC); Diagnosis (BBC); Joannie (Pulse Films); Grimsby Girl (ASC, Hidden Door); Pinky (ESA Films); Life Support (Spoon Jar Films); Fight (Signature Pictures) & numerous commercials across TV, Cinema and online.

Comedy includes: The Undercover Recruiter (The world’s first Instagram Sitcom), Funny Gals Friday - Stand-up (Arts Theatre Cabaret Club), and self-penned comedy characters receiving much acclaim online. Amy was recently shortlisted for a BBC Comedy/NE Comedy HotHouse creative development fund to further her outline of a TV script. 

Recent directing credits include I've Never Met Anyone Quite Like You Before (Golden Goose Theatre/Drayton Arms/ Edinburgh Fringe). For Park Theatre: LondresMysterLucreRefugeFixed, Close, Jury and Midas by Martin Murphy, directed by Amy and performed virtually by the Park Theatre Company received an OnComm award in Jul 2020. 

Amy has facilitated classes at Park Theatre since 2014. Her work centres on creating a fun, supportive atmosphere enabling participants to grow and develop, with the belief that creativity is key to building confidence, life-long skills, and that play is at the heart of everything we do!

 

‚ÄčBillie Esplen

Billie Esplen is a writer and TV script editor from South London. She has worked most recently on the script teams for Masterpiece series Miss Austen, upcoming Disney+ series Renegade Nell, and season 4 of BBC's Killing Eve. Her debut play, Cowboys and Lesbians, which she also directed, sold out at Edinburgh Fringe 2023 and is transferring to Park90 in Spring 2024. She is represented by Curtis Brown for her writing and directing.