Sophie Woolley

  • Glasgow


Sophie Woolley is a writer and performer who specialises in spoken monologues.

She performs in character and uses a range of different voices. She wrote and developed a one-person play, When to Run, which she performs herself, produced by Renaissance One and premiering at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and touring England in 2006/7.

She has performed extensively across the UK at various venues including the Barbican, CCA Glasgow, and Hayward Gallery. She has also performed in Russia, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Holland, Denmark, Greece and Slovenia. She featured in Renaissance One's Modern Love tour, and has also performed monologues on television and made several appearances on radio.

Her monologue, Tell Your Dad I Want My Pants Back, and short play, Game Shop Fag Kiss, were performed at Soho Theatre during her residency there on the Writers Attachment Programme in 2005-6. Game Shop Fag Kiss was published in Areté journal.

Her short stories have been published in various magazines and journals, including Sleaze Nation, Shoreditch Twat, and Dreams That Money Can Buy. Her work was also featured in the Matter anthology (2004) and in the British Council anthology, New Writing 12 (2004). She has recently contributed a story to Tell Tales Volume 4: The Global Village (2009).

In early 2016, Sophie's short film Expat on a Balcony was screened at London Short Film Festival. 


Tell Tales Volume 4: The Global Village
New Writing 12
Modern Love

Author statement

I like writing because I am good at it. I love writing for performance as well as for the page. I started off wanting to be a normal writer but then I discovered that I was good at performing. I've written and played characters such as a venomous DJ groupie called D. J. Bird, a hairspray-hardened bus groupie, urban teenagers, northern indie kids, 1940s movie throwbacks, fitness fanatics, murderers and Shoreditch locals. To really bring literature and the characters within literature to life onstage, is a very exciting thing.