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Headshots / 2020
New headshots by Tammy Jaqueline Photography - view the Gallery to see more.
Tammy is a Bristol based photographer and I highly recommend working with her.
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R and D / September 2020
Looking at human connection with the sea and the stories it can tell us; I will be Movement Director on a research and development project with Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company.
and Unbolted / August 2020
I will be Movement Director on a show at The Corn Exchange in Newbury called “Unlocked and Unbolted”. Directed by Bryn Holding, this piece will consist of 12 socially distanced performers, working on a grid design and exploring what this unprecedented time has been like for young people.
Party / August 2020
The Works Theatre is a new initiative from Gathering Voices and is based in an ex-factory site called PrintWorks in Bedminster. They will be running socially distanced performances with various artists. I have directed a 15 minute movement piece called “After Party” with performer Emile Clarke.
Fields / August 2020
“Albion Fields” imagines a divided England of 2049 where the rich live in 100 storeys high skyscrapers, whilst the poor remain in ground level slums: dissent grows at all levels. Directed by Nick Spollin, I have had the pleasure of being Movement Director for this piece.
Bristol 48 hour Puppetry Film Challenge /
In association with Puppet Place and The House of Funny Noises; The Bristol 48 hour Puppetry Challenge is an opportunity to create a short original film, culminating in an Online Festival. Funded by the National Lottery. I have worked on a film called “Switch” as a puppeteer, directed by Matthew Gilpin.
Language Diploma / July 2020
During the Covid-19 pandemic, I have taken this time to study the art of Body Language with an online psychology course. I have gained a Diploma (98% and a distinction) through The Centre of Excellence and hope to use my new found knowledge across my work as a facilitator, movement director, puppeteer and beyond.
Commission / June 2020
I have been commissioned by Rising Arts Agency to write a collection of Poems, based on the provocation “Covid-19: This is How my Life has changed…”
The Poetry Collection is called The Abrupt Pause and is available here
Online / May 2020
been teaching drama workshops online with Stagecoach
Bristol. This has been a fun and interesting challenge!
Animation Studios / February 2020
Through The Egg Theatre, I have had the opportunity to work with the animators from Funko Animation Studios, to explore the idea of creating characters through movement, whilst also live illustrating them.
/ February 2020
I am Movement Director on the Kings Company's production of Crusaders for their NT Connection Show in February 2020 at the Kings Theatre in Portsmouth.
The Kings Theatre Portsmouth
Tour / January 2020
After a succesful run at the Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol, Charmane is going on Tour across 8 venues in the UK.
New Creatives / 2nd December 2019
I have made my radio drama debut in No Place Like Home on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Playing the role of Lucy, it is written by James Cresswell and directed by Paul Dodgson. It's a 15 minute horror - available via the link below.
No Place Like Home
on the Roof / December 2019
I am performing in Hodgepodge Theatre Company's Christmas Tour of Reindeer on the Roof directed by Liam Wyatt.
the Greenwood Tree / November 2019
I am Movement Director on Hammerpuzzle's Christmas production of Under the Greenwood Tree at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre.
Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
/ October 2019
I am performing in the full scale production of Charmane this half term at The Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol.
The Tobacco Factory Theatre
/ September 2019
I am performing in Leaving, written by Charlotte Turner-McMullan, as part of an evening of 10 new short plays at The Egg Theatre in Bath.
Theatre Royal Bath
Expectations / August 2019
I am currently Movement Director on Great Expectations at The Corn Exchange in Newbury. With a company of 32 young actors, this production is directed by Bryn Holding and is adapted by Nick Ormerod and Declan Donnellan.
Corn Exchange Newbury
Festival / July 2019
Isle of Apples will be performing at Fuse Festival at the Shoe Box Theatre in Swindon. We are being supported by Strike a Light and have a residency in Gloucester for the rehearsal process.
/ June 2019
Working with Palomar Theatre Company, I am performing in their new show Isle of Apples. A feminist physical theatre piece which explores the life of 4 Victorian muses. We are showing a 15-minute section as part of The Tobacco Factory scratch night called Prototype.
Noble Kinsman / May 2019
Working alongside Director Bryn Holding, I am delighted to be Movement Director on a production of Two Noble Kinsman, at Staffordshire University, with the final year drama students.
Raids and Sound Baths - Performance Workshop /
Back by popular demand, WorldRoots Acappella, will be performing their walkabout act at Glastonbury Festival. Working alongside Director of Gathering Voices, Hannah Klewin, I will be running a workshop with the choir about presence, complicité and character. At the end of the session, the company will perform at The Tobacco Factory Sunday Market.
and High Delight R and D / February
Working in Bristol Old Vic's newly converted Coopers' Loft, I have been involved in the research and development process of a new Live Art Performance, working as a Physical Theatre performer. I am working with Musical Director, Joesph Harris and Choreographer James Kent, who are collaborating with Fen Theatre (Maisie Newman and Rowan Evans) to create this highly immersive project.
/ January 12th + 2nd February 2019
Working alongside the Director of the Actors' Workshop, I will be running two Masterclasses on how to create a personal devised piece for an audition.
24 Hour Plays / January 2019
Performing at The Ustinov Studio, I was asked to take part in Bath Theatre Royal’s 24 Hour Plays Project. A huge challenge, I was cast in I’m Gonna Tell You All the Things My Heart’s Been A-Dying to be Saying... by Chinonyerem Odimba and directed by Shane Morgan.
/ January 2019
After working with Raised Eyebrows Theatre Company on an initial research and development process; I have now been cast as Charmane for the next stage, which will be working towards previews at The Pound Arts Centre and the Strike a Light Festival.
SNOW QUEEN / November 2018
This Christmas, I will be playing Neve in an immersive version of The Snow Queen, directed by Emma Williams. This walkabout performance is at Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester and is being produced by Strike a Light.
Strike a Light
Create. Play / October 2018
As a member of Move. Create. Play. I have been collaborating with various Bristol based Physical Theatre Practitioners. Founded by Performance Artist and Trainee Dance Movement Psychotherapist, Fiona Anderson - this community is a space to explore and develop work with like-minded people.
Aerial at Circomedia / September 2018
I have started training at Circomedia in trapeze, rope, silks and hoop. Led by Aerial and Physical Theatre Performer, Maddie McGowan, I hope to continue to develop my circus skills.
/ September 2018
Actors’ Workshop / May 2018
At the tender age of 13, I started my theatre-making journey with The Actors’ Workshop in Bristol. 10 years later, I am returning as a teacher and directing a piece from The Glove Thief by Beth Flintoff in the Junior Showcase. Working with this group of young people has been really inspiring to me and it’s great to be back!
Project R and D / April 2018
Working as a Director, I have been researching and developing a piece of theatre, alongside Performer Nathan Richards, Writer Faye Winne and Musical Director Jack Morrison, exploring the tales of an immortal drag queen.
Project R and D / April 2018
With the support of Gathering Voices I am currently researching and developing my own work as a writer and director. Over the course of 3 days, I am working with 10 wonderful artists to explore this physical theatre piece – this is an amazing opportunity for me as a theatre maker. Watch this space…
of your Mind Festival / March 2018
I am currently in rehearsal for a show called Hungry which will be performed at The Egg as part of Bath Theatre Royal’s New Writing Festival Out of your Mind. Directed by Stephanie Kempson, this piece explores the relationship between young people and adults.
Teeth / January 2018
I have been working with Director Stephanie Kempson and a brilliant group of artists on a piece called Merely Existing which will be performed at The Wardrobe Theatre at one of their monthly “Sharp Teeth” events.
Places & Things / October 2017
I am currently in Headlong’s UK Tour of People, Places & Things, playing a figment of Emma’s of imagination – a double of herself! I am at Bath Theatre Royal, Bristol Old Vic and Exeter Northcott Theatre.
Theatre / July 2017
I am currently working on a devised piece with Up the Ante Theatre Company. Subject to funding, this physical theatre show will be doing a tour during September and October. The performance explores the idea of “who we are and why are we here”.
The Other Island / July 2017
I am involved with Give It a Name Theatre Company’s production of Robinson: The Other Island, acting as part of the “book club”, it is being performed at The Arnolfini for The Bristol Old Vic’s Ferment Fortnight.
Tempest / April 2017
Following the success of the last performance, I will be performing The Tempest with Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company in The Bristol Shakespeare Festival. As a site specific piece, there will be performances at Windmill Hill City Farm and Arnos Vale Cemetery.
Tempest / April 2017
I am performing a one-off interactive storytelling version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest for early years at The Main Place at Coleford Library in Gloucestershire. Directed by Elizabeth Cummins of Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company, I will be playing Prospero, Ferdinand, Ariel and Trinculo.
the Net / March 2017
I am currently on tour with Alter Ego Creative Solutions with their production of In the Net where I play Dotty, a 7 year old girl who gets sucked into the internet when she is not being safe online. The tour will be in the South of the UK during March, April and May.
Tale Trail to the Snow Queen
/ December 2016
I am currently in The Tale Trail to the Snow Queen at The New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme, directed by Bryn Holding. I am playing Summer, Crow, The Clever Princess, Robber Girl and The Snow Queen. For more information click here .
Hour - Tmesis Theatre Company
/ September 2016
I recently spent a week with Tmesis Theatre Company, observing and working with them on their newest production of Happy Hour. I had an amazing experience with this fantastic company and also had the privilege of writing a blog about my time with them, which you can find on their website here .
BA (Hons) Acting / July 2016
I have just completed my 3 years of Acting training at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) with a First Class Honours Degree.
It's been a fantastic experience and I have learnt so much.
I have now entered the world of work. #LIPAactors2016
Fest / May 2016
During May, I had the exciting opportunity of working at Physical Fest in Liverpool. It is an annual International Festival hosted by Tmesis Theatre company. Over 2 weeks, I took part in workshops, street theatre day and watched many inspiring performances.
/ May 2016
I will be playing the title role in an adaptation of the Greek Myth Electra, as part of a short play festival in Liverpool in May. Written by Hailey Mashburn and directed by Rhonwen Cash, this will be a modern take on this old tale.
Hobbs 2 Commendations
/ March 2016
In the BBC Carleton Hobbs Bursary Awards 2016 I have received 2 Commendations. I was a awarded a Special Commendation for "excellent prose sight-reading" for Queen Victoria’s Letter, and for my "outstanding duologue" with Jodie Micciche for The Girls’ Guide To Saving The World.
Hobbs Bursary Award
/ March 2016
I have been selected to represent LIPA in the BBC Radio Carleton Hobbs Bursary award scheme. This is the opportunity to audition for a 5 month contract with BBC Radio and I am honoured to be able to have this experience.
Who's Afraid... / March 2016
In a review of Who's Afraid Of The Working Class North West End said "Another cast member who made me leave with a good impression was Sophie Cottle playing Suzie. Not just within her characterisation, but when being part of ensemble movements and particularly the opening of the show when her focus was outstanding". Read Full Review
Who's Afraid... / March 2016
In a review of Who's Afraid Of The Working Class Liverpool Sound and Vision said "There are some very stylised pieces in this show that is choreographed very nicely by Sophie Cottle and also incorporated into these snippets of movement is the set itself".
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Who's Afraid Of The Working Class
/ March 2016
I will be playing Suzie in a new piece of writing, Who's Afraid Of The Working Class written by Liverpool playwright Luke Barnes, at the Unity Theatre at the beginning of March. Directed by Will Hammond, I will also be the movement director for this exciting project. Tickets from Unity Theatre Liverpool
/ TBC 2016
I will be playing Rose in Penelope Skinner's Eigengrau directed by Annabelle Terry. The word Eigengrau means "the colour seen by the eye in perfect darkness". This play explores love, filling the void and what it is like to be living in modern day London.
Showcase / January
I will be performing in LIPA’s 2016 Graduating Actor’s Showcase in the Royal Exchange Theatre Studio, Manchester, on 27 January 2016 at 13.00.
Showcase / January
I will be performing in LIPA’s 2016 Graduating Actor’s Showcase in the Soho Theatre, London, on 21st January 2016 at 13.00.
13 on thereviewshub.com
/ November 2015
The Reviews Hub is the largest, most prolific arts portal in the UK. In a review of 13 they said "Rachel – a charity phone chugger is played with assurance from Sophie Cottle".
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I will be playing Rachel in Mike Bartlett’s 13, directed by Adam Penford. With coincidences, omens and visions colliding with the political reality of the UK, this play is an exciting task for myself and the rest of the cast.
LIPA has given me the fantastic opportunity of working with a professional production crew, in order to film a scene for my showreel. During this process, not only with I be in front of the camera, I will be helping with my peers shoots also. From being a runner to a first AD, this experience will be invaluable for learning all sides of a professional shoot.
I will be playing the role of Suki in Harold Pinter’s Celebration, directed by Gari Jones. This is part of a one act play festival at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, in the Sennheiser Studio.
V / March
I am playing a number of roles in a stripped-back, all female version of Shakespeare’s Henry V. Playing French Princess Katherine, Irish Captain MacMorris and the regal Bedford is going to be an interesting contrast. Directed by Judith McSpadden, there will be a chance for some playful ensemble work and martial arts!
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