Genevieve Swallow

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Awards: Stage Award Nominee for Acting Excellence, Fringe Report Best Actress, Funny Women Awards Finalist

Theatre: Genevieve was part of the Olivier Award winning company for “Handbagged” by Moira Buffini at the Vaudeville Theatre, West End, transferring from the Tricycle Theatre. She understudied the younger and older Margaret Thatcher roles.

She  wrote, performed and produced a solo comedy show in Edinburgh exploring the themes of sharing space in “Genevieve Swallow is Sharing” at the Edinburgh Festival.

Other solo work includes Dulcas’ Women (Pleasance Courtyard Edinburgh) and Marion Allen’s Number One Hobby (Pleasance Courtyard Edinburgh). She also performed in The Venetian Twins (Southwark Playhouse); The Depth (The Miniaturists at Arcola Theatre); The Little Years (Orange Tree Theatre); I Am Star Trek (Greenwich Theatre, Shaw Theatre & Hackney Empire); Appalachia (BAC); Coffee (Theatre 503); Man & Superman (UK Tour); Candida (UK Tour); Private Lives (MF Productions); A Woman of No Importance, Dracula, Pride & Prejudice, Present Laughter, Wind in the Willows, A Murder is Announced (all Gawsworth Hall Open Air Theatre); Puss In Boots, Robinson Crusoe, Cinderella (all for Jacksons Lane Theatre.)

Radio: Newsrevue (BBC Radio 5 Live); Woman’s Hour (BBC Radio 4); Kindred, Burke & Hare (Wireless Theatre Company); Doctor Who Deadline (BBC Worldwide.)

TV & Film: Red Dwarf (BBC); The Hutton Inquiry (Sky);

Improvising & Devising: Multi-Story (long form improvised plays), Third Person (Old Vic Tunnels)

Comedy: Domestic Goddi (Pleasance Edinburgh & touring with Avalon Promotions.)

Training: Durham University BA Hons, Guildford School of Acting (Distinction)

In her dissertation at Durham, Genevieve focused on areas of identity and the potential for individual self-reflexivity. She uses this study in the potential for self awareness with her acting skills, and works as a role player and facilitator in behavioural training environments for the public and private sector. At present she has helped train over 130 leading companies (many in the FTSE 100) both nationally and internationally.