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Emma Williams

Emma Williams

Helen Walsingham

Training: Emma trained with Michael Hampshire, Sandra Whiteley and at Valerie Jackson’s Stage 84 – The Yorkshire School of Performing Arts, of which she is now a patron. She is also a member of The Theatrical Guild charity.

Theatre includes: West End debut as Truly Scrumptious in the original cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium), winning the Arts Correspondents’ Award for Best Newcomer. In 2016 Emma received her third Olivier Award nomination for her portrayal of Maureen in Mrs Henderson Presents (Noël Coward/Theatre Royal Bath), with previous nominations for Luisa in Zorro (Garrick) and Jenny in Love Story (Chichester/Duchess). Other theatre includes: Betty Haynes in White Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Rebecca/Angela in Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Criterion), Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun (UK tour – Manchester Theatre Award nomination), A Spoonful of Sherman (St James Studio), Susan in Desperately Seeking Susan (Novello), Johanna in Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall), Christine Keeler in A Model Girl (Greenwich), Kat in Tomorrow Morning (New End), Fran Kubelik in Promises, Promises (Sheffield Crucible), Ellie Brookes in Sex, Chips & Rock ‘n’ Roll (Manchester Royal Exchange) and Shelley Parker in Bat Boy (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Shaftesbury Theatre) amongst others.

Film includes: First Night with Richard E Grant, Steve Coogan’s The Parole Officer, Understanding and The Hazard Dome.

Television includes: Casualty, Bleak House, The Story of Music, Doctors, Marple: The Body in the Library, Heartbeat, Where the Heart Is, Four Fathers and Silent Witness.

Radio includes: Sunset Boulevard and Friday Night is Music Night.  

Other work includes: Emma appears in the Leo Vegas 2016 ad campaign, and Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day 2016. She has also performed extensively in concerts and workshops, and will make her debut in 2017 with the Hallé Orchestra.