‘Ruth is an extremely talented performer and an engaging presence on stage. I could feel the audience warm to her from the moment they walked into the venue.’
A socially engaged writer, a northern poet, a musical comedian, a performance artist and dyslexic academic, Ruth has made it her job to find the weird and the funny in all walks of life.
From Blackpool, and inspired by sense of place, Ruth has created touring theatre shows and performance pieces for many years.
Ruth started her career in Blackpool performing and devising shows and making puppets for touring theatre groups. She then trained at Blackpool Fylde college, before going to Manchester Metropolitan University School of Theatre to study Acting.
Manchester nurtured her love of comedy and live performance.
Over the years she has appeared on many prestigious stages such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the National Theatre, The Royal Exchange Theatre and more recently with her show ‘Love Letters from Blackpool’, the Blackpool Grand Theatre. Something she dreamed about as a child after watcing comedy shows there during the summer season.
Stand-up comedy has been a part of her career for over ten years and during that time she has performed at many festivals, venues and travelled all over the world. To Italy, Germany and the Netherlands performing and working with some great aristst.
Here writing has also travelled to festivals in Australia and Europe.
She is also one half of Black Liver. Go see.
Take a look at her past projects for more details.