Amy Cooke-Hodgson is a versatile actress, who has performed in venues across the UK in a variety of roles, both comedic and straight. Recent stage credits include the Queen in the UK première of lost Cole Porter musical Jubilee, a nine-month run as the bar maid in Opera Up Close’s Olivier Award-winning La Bohème, Betty in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!, Kim in Personals, Ida in Honk! and Catherine in Proof.
Other recent credits include two films with Kwame Lestrade for Oval House Theatre and Centrepoint, a pilot for BBC Comedy and some silly voices for Cartoon Network. An experienced improviser, her comedy career includes performances with Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, improvised hip-hop band Abandoman and The Oxford Imps [UK & USA Tour]. With a passion for contemporary musical theatre, Amy co-founded Maple Giant Theatre in 2005 and received critical acclaim in particular for her direction of The Last 5 Years and tick..tick..BOOM!
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Miss Amy Cooke-Hodgson is a woman of most extravagant folly. She has appeared in such notable theatricals as Olivier Award-winning ‘La Bohème’ and Howard Goodall’s ‘Girlfriends’, and has oft been spied ‘pretending to be someone else’ upon the televisual box. She has been extemporising for over a decade with the likes of ‘Showstopper!’, ‘Abandoman’ and ‘Unavailable for Comment’, and she does silly voices for Cartoon Network. You may frequently find her beating butter cream whilst writing tempting recipes for ‘Standard Issue‘ magazine.
FOR COLE PORTER’S JUBILEE:
‘Noteworthy individual performances are Cooke-Hodgson’s comedic Queen, who is funny without being too pantomime dame.‘ WHATSONSTAGE
‘Amy Cooke-Hodgson as the Queen brings humour to the stage.‘ THE STAGE
‘Amy Cooke-Hodgson as the Queen is the stand out performance here. She’s funny, engaging and is able to navigate that fine line between truth and pantomime.‘ REMOTEGOAT