Emma Zadow

Emma Zadow

Freelance Actor, Playwright and Spoken Word Artist

  • Location: London and Norwich
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

Emma is an actor/writer. She is a member of the Soho Theatre Writer's Lab 2017-18 and as an actor, is the recipient of the Fringe Encore Award 2017 at the Soho Playhouse, New York. 

Training: Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, Norton Centre for the Arts in Kentucky and the National Youth Theatre. 

Emma appeared in the Off West End Award Nominated 'Holding the Man' with Big Boots Theatre at the Jack Studio Theatre (****The Stage).

Other stage credits include the international tour of Tim Marriott's 'Mengele' (Oxo Nou Theatre, Crete, Theatre 503, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Soho Playhouse, New York), winning the Fringe Encore Award 2017.

She also performed the one woman show  'Shell Shock'; about a female veteran suffering from PTSD at the Soho Playhouse, New York resulting in a regional tour. This project was kindly supported by Help for Heroes and Combat Stress.

Her debut play 'Fridge' ran at the King's Head Theatre with Blackout Creative Arts, directed by Tonje Wik Olaussen (****Theatre Weekly).

Her short plays include 'The Cromer Special' (Arts Theatre), 'Flight to Neptune' (Southwark Playhouse, Pleasance), 'After Care' (The Space), 'A Tune of Two Muses' (Arcola, Pleasance and Norwich Arts Centre), 'Si Vuelves Tu' (Old Red Lion, Lion & Unicorn), 'Lost Girl Lost Boy' (Norwich Arts Centre) and 'Spines' (Symposium Festival).

Emma's second play, 'Hamotzi' (Based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem) for Mountview Academy's Catalyst Festival ran at Theatre 503, 2018.

Her third play 'Black Hills' was longlisted for the Tony Craze Award 2018 and shortlisted for the ETPEP Award 2019. 

Shortlisted for: Writer in Residence at Theatr Clwyd, Tony Craze Award, ETPEP Award, Bread & Roses Playwriting Award and Black Horse Award. 

She will be appearing in the screen adaptation of 'The Cromer Special', directed by Alex Shipman and produced by Carl Mason (Pre-Production). 


Acting - BA - Rose Bruford College

Aug 2012 - Jun 2015


  • Acting
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  • Movement
  • Physical Theatre
  • Poetry
  • Producing