Bev Bishop

Trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and is a passionate advocate of new writing for women.

She moved to Eire to work with Punchbag Theatre Company in their acclaimed production of ‘Eclipsed’ set in a Magdalene laundry in Galway which went on to win a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival. She returned to her hometown of Hull where she set up her own theatre company and produced and toured with 7 new theatre shows. This included ‘Nellie’ a play about the childhood of her grandmother of whom she adored. She describes this as ‘an affectionate account of a young girl’s life in Hull in 1930’s.

She was a founder member of Norwich based  ‘ Firefly’ a playwriting collective for women . Productions include ‘ The Three Lives of Anna Thomasian’ ‘Drink With Me’ and ‘The Tina Marinas Being Gorgeous’ which was nominated for the ‘Best Comedy ‘ Award at the Buxton Fringe Festival. She is delighted to be playing Emmeline Pankhurst and hopes that her Grandmother would be proud.