Tammy originally started her career as an actress training at the then Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, then later at The Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. As a performer her work has consisted of an exciting blend of theatre, film and television roles, working for the BBC, National Theatre, and at the Hackney Empire amongst others.
Tammy moved into directing with Andersen's Women, a one-woman show she co-directed whilst living in New York. A short while later she founded The Scenic Route, a theatre company dedicated to supporting new artists and new work, for whom she is Artistic Director. Tammy directed The Scenic Route's debut production, The Big Ending, for which she won the LOST Theatre's award for 'Best Direction'.
Tammy is an accomplished acting coach currently teaching and directing BA and Foundation course students at
Italia Conti and directing at Identity School of Acting. Tammy has additionally worked as a core tutor on the Foundation Course in Acting at Arts Educational Schools, London and as a visiting coach at Central School of Speech and Drama, amongst other FE and HE Institutions.
For The Scenic Route Tammy has produced and directed The Big Ending, You Beautiful Ewe, The Shoes (currently in development), and the highly regarded Sneak Preview cabarets showcasing musical theatre writing.
Tammy has a passion for children's theatre and has directed and created numerous productions starring children for a number of London's leading drama providers, for whom she continues to direct and lead workshops. In addition she writes theatre and nonsense literature for children and is represented by David Higham Associates for her literary work.
- The Shoes - developing a cross-disciplinary piece for under 7s
- Creating Theatre Lab – directing an intensive 8 day workshop exploring collaborative theatre making
Praise for The Big Ending:
'An astonishingly successful short musical'
(Jeremy Kingston of 'The Times')
Praise for You Beautiful Ewe:
'A delightful, witty and stylish production...The Scenic Route's production was one of the most ingenious and unusual enterprises...'
(Adam Taylor of 'Rogues & Vagabonds')
Praise for You Beautiful Ewe:
"I cannot tell you how impressed I was by "You Beautiful Ewe". It was a thoroughly charming and delightful play - imaginative and witty, with a catchy song book.More please!!"
(Tamara Cizeika, Paines Plough Trustee)
Twitter feedback on The Shoes work-in-progress performance:
'Chuffed to have worked with @SRouteTheatre - their new children's show 'The Shoes' is properly brilliant. Definitely a company to watch.'@benjoelmills (filmaker)
Feedback on the recent Creating Theatre Lab:
'To work together in such a
supportive environment, made me less precious about my own ideas. It just made me more keen
to play, and I think that is one of the most conducive and productive environments and mindsets to have when creating work. It was phenomenal!'
(Sofia Bagge, Creating Theatre Lab participant)