Lucy
Trodd

Performer, Writer, Improviser and Singer
Lucy Trodd is a very tall comedic actor and improviser who does a good line in uniformed professionals, mothers and extra-terrestrials.

After university, Lucy worked extensively with legendary theatre maker Ken Campbell. This led to an intense affair with improvisation and the founding of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (West End, Radio 4 and many Edinburgh Festivals). Lucy has performed in over 800 full-length improvised musicals. In 2019 for The Other Palace run, Lucy produced and sings on the first ever Showstopper! CD.

Trodd En Bratt is Lucy and Ruth Bratt's absurd character double act. Following the success of series 1, they were commissioned by BBC Radio 4/NBC Universal to write a second sketch series. The show is based on their hugely successful Edinburgh show Well Done You. It was described by the Metro as a 'potpourri of the weird, the wonderful and the downright demented, held together by winning onstage chemistry'. They were finalists in the prestigious BBC Audio Awards 2015. Now available on the BBC Sounds App. 

As a solo writer, Lucy was awarded a Peggy Ramsay grant to write her stage play Mothers' House. She was a finalist in the 2011 Sky/Funny Women writing competition. She is currently developing a bunch of ideas including ONE SIZE (a height-based comedy drama) with Sue Harrison.

2015 saw Lucy and The Showstoppers performing at the Apollo Theatre for ten weeks (resulting in their 2016 Olivier Award win). Showstopper! has since transferred to The Lyric West End and has extended until 2020.

But the great delight is to see such an ingenious and talented team throw everything at a show that must, by its very nature, vanish. Brilliant.

Sarah Hemming
The Financial Times on Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (West End)

  • Oh Neville you're making me sob with your team talk hugs. Congrats #Eng #Lionesses #respecttoCorrea #WomensWorldCup2019

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