Olivia is a writer and performer. Her writing career began with plays for the Edinburgh Fringe and various London youth theatres. She is also a Globe Storyteller, adapting and performing Shakespeare’s stories for events such as literary festivals both in the UK and internationally.
She slipped and fell into improvisation and combined her performance and writing work. She now performs her own satirical songs and stand-up on the comedy and improv circuit, and is developing several long form projects across stage and screen.
Olivia’s musical adaptation of BLEAK HOUSE by Charles Dickens was staged in Blackwell’s Bookshop Oxford in March 2020 by Creation Theatre. Olivia has another original musical, FRESCO, which follows Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo and the short time they spent together which is currently seeking a producing theatre.
Feature Treatment: following the journeys of a few individuals in the last days before the apocalypse.
END OF LIFE CARE (Mandrake Media) In production for 2017.
Short: Paul has dementia and lives in a care home, his daughter Amy is aware he only has few weeks left and arranges visits from the important people in his life.
JUMP (Mandrake Media) In production for 2017.
Short: Phillip and Nicola are both trying to make the last train to London on new years eve, but don’t make it in time and end up spending the night together.
30′ Pilot: A comedy drama about the strange unseen world of the TV advertising industry.
ROCK STEADY EDDIE’S Current
Treatment: Sitcom about a greasy spoon in Peckham which becomes the unlikely hotspot for gentrified millennial of South London.
THE PLAYGROUND Current
Treatment: a mother and daughter starting life from scratch. The friendships they forge in pick up and playtime at the playground.
BLEAK HOUSE 2020 (Creation Theatre)
musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel
GONE FISHING (Canal Cafe Theatre) 2018
DIRTY WORD (Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel) 2017
DANCING SHOES (Little Pieces of Gold for the Southwark Playhouse) 2017
PLAYING THE KING (Creation Theatre) 2017
BLINK FACE (Robin Linde Productions for The Vaults Festival) 2017.
THE MAD MAID OF KENT (Robin Linde Productions for The Vaults Festival) In rehearsal for 2017
A NIGHT IN THE LIBRARY (Stagecoach) 2016
THE YELLOW WALLPAPER (Edinburgh Fringe and The One Festival) 2011-2013
A one woman adaptation of the novel by Charlotte Perkins.
THE MYSTERIOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE (Theatre Peckham Pathways Production) 2010