“I’m obsessed with empathy” – Vicky Featherstone
I’m an actor, writer, singer & theatre maker dedicated to creating and telling stories that move, inspire & invigorate audiences here and now.
A kiwi lass and proud graduate of one of the top performing arts universities in the world (The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), for the past decade I’ve been training, performing, writing and creating across New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
I grew up in the sunny New Zealand town of Nelson, where I first developed my fascination with storytelling – performing in multiple summer Shakespeare seasons, drama competitions, school plays & musicals as well as a stint as a jazz singer.
After high school I headed for the bright lights of Wellington, where I studied theatre & English literature at Victoria University to further satiate my growing appetite. During my time in Wellington I was also acting regularly at the wild and inspiring Bats theatre, including playing the roles of Juliet (Romeo & Juliet) Kerri (Jangle) & Lily (Thinning). Mine was the final year group to work with the legendary teacher, writer and director John Downie.
In 2013 I moved to the UK to begin actor training in Glasgow, and realised my childhood dream by spending a month long residency at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, culminating in a performance which included singing, historical dance and being selected to perform Helena’s monologue from All’s Well that Ends Well.
Graduating with an MA in Classical & Contemporary Text (Acting) I then spent a further three and a half years in the UK, writing, acting, and collaborating in Scotland & England. I had the pleasure of working and collaborating with a variety of top theatre professionals including Marcus Roche, Katherine Nesbitt, Claire Willoughby, Eve Nicol, Shilpa T-Hyland, Alasdair Hunter, Peter Arnott & Paul Brotherston.
I also had a chance to attend workshops with Vox Motus, physical theatre company Gecko, casting director Alastair Coomer , Mike Alfreds, Kate Sagovsky, Gareth Nicholls, Cora Bissett & The Bush Theatre AD Madani Younis. I was a delegate at Imaginate (Edinburgh International Childrens Festival) and was selected as a mentee for the Federation of Scottish Theatres step up mentorship program in 2016.
A solo show I wrote and performed titled What Would Kanye Do? received development funding from Creative Scotland and then premiered at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where I received positive reviews and was shortlisted for the coveted Scottish Arts Club Theatre Award (lovingly nicknamed the Flying Artichoke).
I have recently returned to my home country of New Zealand, basing myself in Auckland City.
Thanks so much for checking out my website!
Check out my performance CV and who I’ve worked with on the CV page
Find out more about my work as a writer & maker on the writer/maker page , which includes links to my writing, my Shakespeare podcast and info about my various collaborative projects.
You can also check out the media page, which has some pics & videos of me in action, as well as my voice reel.
If you want to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!
My contact details are on the contact page
I look forward to hearing from you,