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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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Sophie 2020
Hammerpuzzle R and D Hammerpuzzle 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.
  Unlocked 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.
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After Party - Emile Clarke After 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.
Albion 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.
Albion Field
The Bristol 48 hour Puppetry Film Challeng The Bristol 48 hour Puppetry Film Challenge / August 2020

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.
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Body 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.
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The Abrupt Pause Poetry 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 
Teaching Online / May 2020

I have been teaching drama workshops online with Stagecoach Bristol. This has been a fun and interesting challenge!

Sophie Teaching Online
Funko Animators Funko 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.
Crusaders / 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 
Kings Theatre
Charmane Tour Charmane 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.
BBC 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 
BBC New Creatives  No Place Like Home
Reindeer on the Roof Reindeer on the Roof / December 2019

I am performing in Hodgepodge Theatre Company's Christmas Tour of Reindeer on the Roof directed by Liam Wyatt.

 Hodgepodge Theatre 
Under 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 
Under the Greenwood Tree
Charmane Charmane / 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 
Falling / 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 
Great Expections Great 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 
Fuse 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.

 Shoebox Theatre 
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Sophie in Isle of Apples Prototype / 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.

 Palomar Theatre 
Two 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.
Two Noble Kinsman
Sophie running a workshop for  Gathering Voices Song Raids and Sound Baths - Performance Workshop / March 2019

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.
Grief and High Delight R and D / February 2019

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.

 Workshop Details 
The 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.
The 24 Hour Plays

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.
THE 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 
Move. Create. Play Move. 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.
Mixed 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.


CHARMANE / September 2018

I am currently working with Raised Eyebrows Theatre on their new family show Charmane playing the character of the Fox. Supported by Arts Council England, Strike a Light, GL4 and Battersea Arts Centre, this show will subvert society’s gender norms using puppetry, story-telling and song. Here are some clips from our scratch performance  Video 

The 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!
The Actors’ Workshop
Drag Project R and D Drag 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.
Colour 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…
Colour Project
Out of your Mind Festival Out 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.
Sharp 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.
Sharp Teeth
  People, Places & Things People, 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.

 More Information 
  Physical 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”.
Physical Theatre
  Robinson: The Other Island Robinson: 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.
  The 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.
The Tempest
  The Tempest The 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.
  In 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.
In the Net
  The Tale Trail to the Snow Queen The 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 .
  Happy 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 .
Happy Hour - Tmesis Theatre Company
  LIPA BA (Hons) Acting LIPA 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
  Physical 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.
Physical Fest
  Electra Electra / 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.
  Carleton 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.
Carleton Hobbs 2 Commendations
  Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award Carleton 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.
  REVIEW 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 Of The Working Class
  Who's Afraid Of The Working Class 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 
Who's Afraid Of The Working Class
  Eigengrau Eigengrau / 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.
  Manchester Showcase / January 2016

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.
Manchester Showcase
  London Showcase London Showcase / January 2016

I will be performing in LIPA’s 2016 Graduating Actor’s Showcase in the Soho Theatre, London, on 21st January 2016 at 13.00.
  REVIEW 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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  13 13 / November 2015

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.
  Showreel / October 2015

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.
  Harold Pinter’s Celebration Celebration / May 2015

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.
  Henry V / March 2015

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!
Henry V