Lauren Shearing is an actor and improviser. She trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and has since performed sketch comedy, stand-up and improvisation both internationally and across the UK. She is a cast member of the Olivier-award winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, a guest with the renowned Comedy Store Players, one half of improv double act Breaking & Entering and one third of three-woman impro troupe Anxiety Club. Lauren is also a co-founder of The Playground, a sell-out night of improvisation that showcases new female talent and brings together some of the most experienced improvisers in the country. Highlights of her other guest appearances include Grand Theft Impro and Suki Webster’s Guest Speaker, as well as the London 50 Hour Improvathon with Extempore Theatre.
Miss Lauren Shearing‘s proclivity for the performing arts was noted from an early age, showing itself most fervently during early recorder concerts in various lounges across Buckinghamshire. She soon moved into the comedic arena, and following a brief detour to study the works of dear friends such as Madames Brontë and Shelley, she returned to tread the boards once more. The city of Edinburgh held a particular fascination for her, and she returned there often, sporting many different wigs. When in London, she is most likely to be found cavorting with some of the most elegant ladies that the town has to offer at her infamous Playground soirées. She finds the idea of more sensible endeavours greatly fatiguing, and has thus devoted herself to a life of frivolous pursuits, tea-drinking and basking in the company of some of the finest wits in the county.