Libby has since written a new play TEMPORARY about the crisis of single mother households forced into temporary accommodation. The piece is based on verbatim testimony, personal experience and extensive research and was performed at Nottingham Playhouse in March 2018 before featuring as part of Camden People’s Theatre’s Common People festival of working class theatre.
Libby’s third play to date is FIGHTER, premiering at Stratford Circus Arts Centre in April 2019. FIGHTER is a show about women boxers, again based on personal experience - Libby used to box and has three fights under her belt. She fought in the famous East End venue The Troxy, fighting for Bad Boy Promotions. A broken thumb scuppered her fighting but she still continues to train.
Libby’s work has been described as “funny, frank and authentic” and she has developed a unique voice, creating socially vigorous work that interrogates stereotypes and empowers women.
Libby is an Associate Artist at Stratford Circus
and lives in East London.
ACTOR, WRITER, ARTS PRACTITIONER, ACTIVIST
Libby is best known for her acclaimed solo show MUVVAHOOD, a unique show that mixes verbatim, stand up and TED Talk to challenge society’s perception of single mothers. The Stage described MUVVAHOOD as full of “humour and heart…an excellent work”. MUVVAHOOD was developed with support from Stratford Circus Arts Centre and Arts Council England. Libby performed the show at venues including Stratford Circus, Camden People’s Theatre, the Park Theatre and the Pleasance.
As a result of her campaign work challenging perceptions of single motherhood, Libby appeared as a regular guest panelist on BBC Radio London’s Simon Lederman show. She has also featured on Fubar Radio and London Live. She has written for The Stage, the Evening Standard, Standard Issue and more. In 2017, she wrote and presented an opinion video for The Guardian called “What is our problem with single mothers?’ which quickly went viral.
Libby is an actor, writer, arts practitioner and activist.
She trained at East 15 Acting School on the 3 year BA Acting course, graduating in 2000 and having her son shortly afterwards.
TV credits include ‘Torchwood’ (BBC), ‘St Milligan’s Wharf’ (Pilot), comedy pilot ‘Autograph Hunters’, which she co-created, wrote and starred in and various idents, adverts and shorts. Theatre includes new writing ‘The Girls Next Door’ and ‘Second Class Parents’ (Miller Prods), ‘Kings’ (Smoke & Oakum), panto and site specific/immersive work.