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Hello, I'm Polly. I was born and raised in Wiltshire but I now live in South London with my husband, a fellow actor and writer, and my gorgeous Shihchon, Fergal. 

I trained at The Birmingham School of Acting and since graduating I've gone on to perform in a variety of productions from classical theatre to new writing, from thriller to farce!

I've performed in the West End, embarked on International, No.1, UK National and regional tours as well as working closer to home. I'm proud to have worked with new writers and I've been involved in the origins of several new comedy shows on the London Fringe.

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Breaking news!


The Arts industry is in crisis due to Covid-19. It is truly heartbreaking that so many shows have been postponed or cancelled and I am terrified I will not be able to earn a living much longer in the industry I trained and invested in, and love so dearly.

But I am trying to keep positive! Hire me!

After coming back from Pantomine in Harrogate last January, playing the evil Queen in Snow White, Polly has been delighted to recently appear in two short films "Hope", and "Soft Boiled" alongside her husband Thomas (the household bubble worked in our favour!).
In the recent past she had an absolutely fabulous time playing the role of 
Butcher in the family musical
The Hunting of the Snark at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End followed by a UK and Australian tour!
The show, which Polly has been a part of since 2015, has now been to the heart of theatre-land and beyond!

There are some links below to some lovely reviews, and a video of the official trailer: