Emma
Sidi

Actress and writer 

Emma is an actress, comedian and writer for radio, stage and screen.

Emma's hit solo show Emma Sidi: Telenovela ran at the Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Her third solo show Emma Sidi: Faces of Grace was a hit at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. 

Emma wrote and starred in Last Resort, a comedy short for Sky, and is developing original work for TV with Comedy Central and Guilty Party. She has also starred as the lead, Millipede, in two series of BAFTA-nominated comedy series Pls Like.

Most recently, Emma has written and starred in La Princesa De Woking, an online Spanish language telenova...set in Woking.

CV

Television

Kate 
Director Karen Maine
BBC Three, HBO Max
Millipede 
Director Simon Bird
BBC Three
Anne 
Director James De Frond
Shiny Button Productions
Esme 
Director Tom Kingsley
Rough Cut Television for Channel 4
Millipede 
Director Tom Kingsley
Left Bank for BBC3
Zoe 
Director John Morton
BBC
Sian 
Director Ben Mallaby
Tiger Aspect for BBC3
Helen 
Director Paul Murphy
Roughcut for BBC1
Margareta 
Director Tom Mckay
Tiger Aspect for Comedy Central
Canela 
Director Annie Griffin
Pirate Productions for CBBC

Writer & Performer & Creator 

Director Big Red Button

An authentic, 198'0's Spanish-language telenova...set in contemporary small-town England


Biscuit Filmworks for YouTube
Producer Inez Gordon

Sketch show in development with Lolly Adefope and Rose Matafeo

BBC Studios
Director Nick Collett

An original comedy short produced as part of the 2017 Sky Shorts Summer Season.

Objective Media for Sky Arts
Producer Ben Farrell and Kelly McGolpin

Original comedy script in development with BBC 

Objective Fiction for BBC
In development
Producer Helen Williams and Tom Jordan
Director Nick Collett

A single-camera sitcom about the contemporary dance studio that Woking doesn't really need.

A taster is currently in development with Hat Trick

Hat Trick Productions
In development

Writer & Performer 

Blink Industries for Channel 4
Producer Mark Lucey and John Smith

New BBC comedy where a clip show meets a sketch show and draws a funny face on it.

Electric Ray for BBC One

Dance Your Destiny – How Dancing Every Day Can Change Your Life and Mine by Dr Beatriz Carranza (Emma Sidi). A parody of a TED Talk.

UKTV for Dave

Writer 

Writers room

In Development

Writers room for development of series 3 of ITV comedy Timewasters

Big Talk

Theatre

Missy Coach 
Director Adam Riches
Soho Theatre
Anya 
Producer The Invisible Dot
Director Ned Bennett
Writer Tom Basden

Tom Basden's new comic play based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s short story, The Crocodile which will premiere at the Manchester International Festival from 14th - 18th July.

Manchester International Festival
The Siren 
Director Alex Lass
Arcola Theatre
Covetousness 
Director Rupert Goold
Headlong
Matt Bulmer 
ADC Theatre, Cambridge
Stephano 
Director Mark Maughan
Cambridge University American Tour
Anna 
Director Natasha Moules
Corpus Playroom, Cambridge
Performer 
Director Isabel Kettle
ADC Theatre, Cambridge
Performer 
ADC Theatre, Cambridge
Avdotya 
Director Charlie Parham
ADC Theatre, Cambridge
Natasha 
Director Emily Burns
ADC Theatre, Cambridge

Writer & Performer & Creator 

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Producer Berk's Nest

Emma is back and with her she’s bringing passionate, obsessive and revengeful character comedy. Think Mexican passion, soap operatic pain and transglobal heartache. We’re talking intercontinental emotion on a fringe comedy scale. With dancing. Yeah, there's that too. This is no soap opera. This is telenovela.

Edinburgh Fringe 2016 - Pleasance Courtyard
Producer Berk's Nest

A one hour hurricane through some serious characters in Emma's debut solo show, characters who are intent on justifying their existence. In doing so, she may well fail to justify her own. Dance, words, voices and grimaces make up this hilarious hour of desperation and general avoidance of the abyss. Taking yourself seriously has never been so laughable.

Edinburgh Fringe 2015 - Pleasance Courtyard
Starring
  • Rosa Robson
  • Matilda Wnek
  • Matty Bradley
  • Comedy sketch show with the Cambridge Footlights that toured across the UK & US

    Assistant Director & Writer 

    Becca 
    Director Lauren Cooney
    Idle Productions, Cambridge University
    Performer 
    Corpus Playroom, Cambridge
    Performer 
    Cambridge Arts Theatre
    Footlights/ ADC Theatre

    Writer & Director 

    Director Emma Sidi & Ahir Shah
    ADC Theatre, Cambridge

    Writer & Director & Performer 

    Producer Berk's Nest
    Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh

    Film

    Director Ben S. Hyland
    Hidden Art Films
    Ellen 
    Director Mickey Down & Konrad Kay
    Meathead Productions
    Barbara 
    Director Tama Carroll
    International 48 Hour Film Festival - Paris
    Whatever Productions

    Radio

    Producer BBC Radio

    Producer BBC Radio

    Producer BBC Radio

    Producer BBC Radio

    Producer BBC Radio

    Producer BBC Radio

    Producer BBC Radio

    Producer BBC Radio