Lir Academy Training
  • MFA Playwriting - 2021
Other Experience

Alice graduated from Trinity College in 2012 with a First Class Honours degree in English and Drama and a minor in English from The University of California, Berkeley.

From there she went on to train as an actress at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, leaving in 2014. Upon graduating, she landed the leading role in Jon Brittain's ground-breaking play, ROTTERDAM. The show premiered at Theatre 503 and then transferred to Trafalgar Studios where it became the first transgender themed play to win an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. The Olivier winning production then transferred to New York for a sell out run at 59E59 Theatre, before recently returning to the West End for it's final run at the Arts Theatre.

Other theatre credits include the role of Bella in YOU GAME directed by Matthew Boseley at RADA Studios, Helen in BORIS: WORLD KING directed by Yaz Al Shafter at the Trafalgar Studios, MOTHER IS A VERB directed by Sarah Ersdaile at the Bush Theatre, STALEMATE directed by Rachel Causer at the Bunker Theatre, and SUCH FILTHY F*CKS directed by Oli Forsyth at the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh. Screen Credits include the role of Bella West in BBC series DOCTORS and Nanny Harewood in the feature film of DOWNTON ABBEY.

She wrote her first play during lockdown and the Lir's MFA in playwriting marks the beginning of her writing journey.

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