Emma Sidi

Actress and writer 

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Biography

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

She started performing in the Cambridge Footlights group, writing, performing and directing her own material across the UK and internationally.

Emma's 2016 Edinburgh smash hit Emma Sidi: Telenovela ran at London's Soho Theatre in London 2017, and also ran at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017.

Emma is currently developing original work for television with Hat Trick and Objective Fiction.

CV

TV

Writer & Performer & Creator

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

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
 

Performer

Zoe 
Director John Morton
 
BBC
 
Sian 
Director Ben Mallaby
 
Tiger Aspect for BBC3
 
Helen 
Director Paul Murphy
 
Roughcut for BBC1
 
Millipede 
Director Tom Kingsley
 
Left Bank for BBC3
 
Margareta 
Director Tom Mckay
 
Tiger Aspect for Comedy Central
 
Canela 
Director Annie Griffin
 
Pirate Productions for CBBC
 

Writer

Theatre

Writer & Performer & Creator

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
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    Comedy sketch show with the Cambridge Footlights that toured across the UK & US

     

    Performer

    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
     

    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
     

    Film

    Performer

    Ellen 
    Director Mickey Down & Konrad Kay
     
    Meathead Productions
     
    Barbara 
    Director Tama Carroll
     
    International 48 Hour Film Festival - Paris
    Whatever Productions
     

    Radio

    Performer

    Producer BBC 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
     

     

    Other

    Performer

    Commercial

    Performer