Biography

“A one woman tour de force” - The Big Issue

Rosie is a critically acclaimed playwright and award winning actor from Liverpool. She is the winner of the British Independent Film Festival - Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Marja in Run Away With Me

Rosie is developing projects for stage, TV and radio. Previous work includes: Inside (Theatre503, Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Fringe, UK Tour) 'Tanja' (2 UK tours, Pulse Festival, Migration Matters Festival, Houses of Parliament) Century (Sheffield Theatres), The Nest  (NIHR & Salford Royal NHS Foundation) HomeFront (Jermyn St Theatre, Women Redressed Festival) Manifesto Move! & Stand and Be Counted (Latitude Festival 2017 & 2018) and The Visitor (Journeys International Festival, ArtReach 2018).

Rosie’s latest piece, Where We Began, is commissioned by Camden People's Theatre, Theatre in the Mill and Cast. The piece is a winner of Bridging the Gap and will tour to 15 towns and cities across the UK this Autumn, including HighTide Festival and Sheffield Theatres. Rosie is an alumni of the Soho Theatre’s Writers lab and a recipient of the prestigious Peggy Ramsay Foundation grant to write new play, Pure.

In 2010 Rosie set up touring company SBC Theatre, with producer John Tomlinson (Associate Producer at York Theatre Royal), for which she is Artistic Director and writer, they are joined by theatre maker Hannah Butterfield (BBC Performing Arts Fellow). SBC were awarded the UK’s first Theatre Company of Sanctuary for their work with, about and for asylum seekers and refugees. They are Associate Artists of CAST and in 2018 were selected by the British Council to take part in the New Internationalists, a year long scheme to support artists to present work outside of the UK.

Rosie is a regular contributor for The Big Issue and Exeunt Magazine and runs writing workshops for asylum seekers and refugees with SBC Theatre, Belarus Free Theatre and Journeys International.