Emma
Sidi

Actress and writer 

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 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.

CV

Television

Writer & Performer & Creator

Producer Inez Gordon

Sketch show in development with Lolly Adefope and Rose Matafeo

BBC Studios

Short form series in development with Comedy Central

Comedy Central
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

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

Writers room for development of series 3 of ITV comedy Timewasters

Big Talk

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
  • 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

    Writer & Director & Performer

    Producer Berk's Nest
    Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh

    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