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ABOUT TABITHA

Tabitha began her acting training at the Anna Scher Theatre School in Islington from seven to seventeen. After school, and a year teaching in Namibia, Tabitha then went to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge to study for a degree in English Literature. Whilst there she took part in over fifteen productions in the University drama scene; taking roles as varied as Anita in Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘A Small Family Business’ at the ADC, Anne Deever in Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’ and the titular role in Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’.

After graduating with a 2:1 in 2007, Tabitha spent a year working at the Hampstead Theatre while applying to drama school (even getting to perform there in ‘Mine’ under the direction of Kelly Wilkinson) and started at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2008. On the Post-Graduate Diploma in Acting, she covered techniques for theatre, film, TV and radio including text work; voice work; movement work; dance and mask work; physical theatre, Greek tragedy, Shakespeare, Restoration Comedy, Chekhov and Post-1950 drama; accent work; phonetics; sight-reading; actions and objectives; beats and units. She studied under course director Matthew Smith alongside Martin Coles, David Lee, Jonathan Wolff, Mike Hayden, Tamzin Robertson, Matthew Reeve and Rick Lipton; and was directed by Jessica Turner, Debbie Seymour, Irina Brown, Phil Ormrod, Ariella Eshed and Jonathan Firth.

Since graduating in 2009, Tabitha has worked almost constantly on the London theatre scene; mostly on Classical texts, and Shakespeare in particular, taking roles such as Desdemona (‘Othello’), Lady Macbeth (‘Macbeth’), Hermione (‘The Winter’s Tale’) and Beatrice ('Much Ado About Nothing'). In 2011, Tabitha was chosen to be part of the Acting the Classics company at the Actors Centre in London. This scheme was set up by the Actors Centre, in partnership with the National Theatre, the RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe, and the Young Vic, to respond to a growing concern about the future of Classical Theatre in this country.

To this end, they chose 60 young actors with proven experience in and passion for classical theatre, and provided them with a year-long
programme of subsidised workshops. Through this initiative, Tabitha
has been fortunate enough to work with Fiona Shaw, Mike Alfreds,
Michael Pennington, Matthew Lloyd, Alison Bomber, Cicely Berry,
Hannah Miller, Benet Brandreth, Stephen Kemble and Timothy West.

​After a very busy 2013 professionally, in which she played ​lead roles in the two UK tours as well as appearing in three other stage productions and a short film, Tabitha used 2014 to get married and move to another country! She is now based in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the USA and is currently studying Improvisation at Improv Boston, while working at Cambridge's Central Square Theater. She is now also looking to get involved with Massachusetts' vibrant and thriving theatre scene.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Helen Crosse - Artistic Director, Shooting Stars Theatre Co

“Tabitha is a very talented actress, who uses her own initiative to help create whatever character you require. She takes direction well, is not afraid to try new things and is always reliable. She has tons of ambition and drive and I look forward to working with her again.”

Natalie-Anne Downs - Artistic Director of Veni Vidi Theatre & Film

"I have had the pleasure of working with Tabitha on several projects, for stage and audio work and have rarely come across such a talented actor. She is dedicated to the art form and works extremely hard to create an individual performance that is not only embodies a character but creates a piece of work that is extremely memorable. During rehearsals she is able to bring along new ideas to aid the work and is well liked by other members of the cast. She is dedicated, inspiring, passionate, creative, and a general pleasure to have around. I would have no hesitations in working with her on many more projects to come and is a great company member."

Amber Elliott - Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Titian Rep

"Having had the pleasure to work with her as an Actress and Director, I regard Tabitha as one of the most hard working and diligent actresses I know. A true professional, who is always willing to have a go and give her all. Beautiful to watch on stage and screen and a calm presence back stage. This is an actress to watch!"

Adam Hemming - Artistic Director of Space Productions

“Tabitha is a dedicated and highly-talented performer. Whether part of an ensemble or in a lead role, Tabitha's commitment to her work is excellent. Extremely personable, Tabitha is well-liked by her colleagues and I have no hesitation in recommending her as an actress.”

Jen McGregor - Artistic Director, Tightlaced Theatre

“Tabitha is a dream of an actor to work with: highly intuitive with great artistic insight and interpretation, a generous collaborator and prepared to make bold choices. I look forward to working with her again when the opportunity arises.”

Avril Poole - Artistic Director, Titian Repertory Theatre Company

“It was a pleasure to work with Tabitha during The Winter's Tale. She is a very gifted actress in both dramatic and comedic roles, putting a lot of passion into her parts. Tabitha is also a great people person, she worked very well as part of an ensemble and was always willing to help out on the production as a whole, a great team player, I hope to work with her again in the future."

Steven Shawcroft - Actor, Writer, Director, The Space

“Tabitha is a phenomenal actor adept at both serious and comedic roles. I have worked with her on two shows for Space Productions (which at times included performing along side her) and have seen her in two others. Each time she has shown immense power and charisma. On top of this she is an extremely
enjoyable individual, always approachable and comfortable to work with.”

Sharon Willems, Artistic Director of Kibo Productions

"Working with Tabitha is an absolute joy. From the onset of our work together, she was hard-working, passionate, and eager to investigate and challenge the text. She's collaboratively minded and immensely talented. I look forward to working with her again and whole-heartedly recommend her as an actress and company member."

Kelly Wilkinson, Freelance Director

“I had the pleasure of directing Tabitha in Jane Bodie's play MINE at Hampstead Theatre. She is a sensitive and striking actor with an excellent work ethic and a true team player.”

For 'Press Reviews'

Please see individual productions on the Portfolio page.

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