The Glenda J Collective are four women who value character over style, but who really value style, which shows just how much they value character. Named by a cat and Jim Sweeney, the Glenda J Collective is less agitprop feminist theatre than it
sounds. It’s more funny scenes, with good acting and cracking songs (with a bit of agitprop feminism if needed).
Made up of Josie Lawrence, Pippa Evans, Ruth Bratt and Cariad Lloyd, they have more experience between them of making things up as they go along than the entire UK government.
The Glendas have sold out in London, Birmingham and at the Edinburgh Festival. They tour whenever they can get a minimum of three of them in a room together. We are delighted that all four will be joining us at Wilton’s!
Book early to avoid hysteria.
Pippa Evans is a performer in many guises. She’s been on the telly (Drunk History, The Dog Ate My Homework), the radio (I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, The Now Show) and is part of the Olivier Award winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical. Pippa was awarded Chortle’s Music and Variety Act Award 2016. @iampippaevans
Ruth Bratt is a writer/performer of radio things like Trodd en Bratt Say Well Done You, Sarah Millican’s Support Group, and Best Laid Plans; telly things like People Just Do Nothing, The Ministry of Curious Stuff, Fast & Loose, and Derek; film things like Wyrdoes, and stage things like Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.
Josie Lawrence is one of Britain’s best loved actresses and comediennes. She first became a household name in Who’s Line Is It Anyway? for Channel 4, and is a founder member of The Comedy Store Players. On stage, she won the Peggy Ashcforft Award for The Taming Of The Shrew at the RSC, starred as Benedick in the all-female Much Ado About Nothing at the Globe, and has starred as Anna in The King & I at the London Palladium and Acorn Antiques The Musical with Victoria Wood at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.
On screen, she had her own Channel 4 series Josie, and was critically acclaimed in Outside Edge opposite Timothy Spall and Brenda Blethyn. Some of her other much loved star vehicles have included Enchanted April and Downwardly Mobile.
More recently she played Phoebe Huntley in The Good Guide To Parenting with Peter Davidson, Manda Best in Eastenders, and Robin Hood(BBC), Mrs Jiniwin in The Old Curiosity Shop (ITV) and appeared in Skins opposite Peter Capaldi. Josie is also a BBC Radio 4 regular, and next appears on Just A Minute.
Cariad Lloyd is an actor, improviser, comedian and writer. She made her own pilot for BBC 3 – The Cariad Show and has also appeared in Peep Show, Have I Got News For You, Qi, Cats does Countdown, Crims, Cardinal Burns, Crackanory, Toast of London, Murder in Successville and Inside No.9 for BBC Radio 4. She has featured in The Now Show, The Cariad Radio Show, Newsjack, The Guns of Adam Riches, Small Scenes and Sony award-winning Here Be Dragons.
She was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards for her debut solo show, Lady Cariad’s Characters. She has been improvising for ten years and is one of the creators of Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen Novel, who have had four sell-out Edinburgh Festivals.
What the critics say
‘Consistently funny, frequently hilarious and often sidesplittingly genius… a cracking hour’ My Theatre Mates
These fiercely talented and brilliantly funny women are not to be missed! Click here to book tickets for their performance at the London Jam.
Can’t make that performance? Not to worry! Many of the cast in The Glenda J Collective will also be appearing in the 10th Annual London Improvathon! Click here to buy tickets.