Isabelle is a British Lebanese actor, comedian, and writer. Following an undergraduate degree in French and Film Studies, she trained as a classical actress. She started doing comedy in 2017 and has since gigged across the UK and internationally. Her show, Ellipsis, enjoyed a sellout run at EdFringe in 2021 and subsequently transferred to the Soho Theatre.
Funny Women Stage Semi Finalist - 2021
Screenshot Writer/Performer Commendee - 2020
Funny Women Shorts Prize Finalist - 2020
Representation: Matthew and Richard at RBM
Whens she's not talking about herself in the third person she really loves pretending to like high brow conversation, playing Heads Up, and baking.
ELLIPSIS (click here for more info etc)
Ellipsis is my one woman comedy show about grief and grieving. Like all of the best things it is both sad and funny!
Previously at Soho Theatre (October 2021) Assembly Roxy @ EdFringe (August 2021) Southwark Playhouse (July 2021) The Lion and Unicorn Theatre (November 2020) The New Normal Festival (August 2020), Camden People's Theatre (March 2020) and cancelled in lockdown week at Vault Festival 2020.
Pleasance Theatre, London, 15th-19th February 2022
irresponsabelle is my debut stand up hour and also my best ever wordplay.
It's an ode to my twenties and an exploration of how to be a responsible adult or try very hard to be at least.
Over the next few months it will be in Leicester, London, Brighton, Manchester and then at EdFringe in Summer 2022. All covid permitting obvs.
All details here
Oh GIGS! YEAH, GIGS! GIGS YAAAAAASSSS!
I do quite a lot of gigs all over the place.
I run a night called Bad Babes New Tricks every first and third Monday of each month at Aces and Eights in Tufnell Park.
Tickets for all pro gigs are on my LinkTree
Here are the things I have done. A comiculum vitae (sorry.)
My career highlight is obviously playing a glazed ham in a Walkers Christmas Crisps Commercial in 2018. I have also worked at/with Box of Tricks, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Shubbak Festival, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, The Carriageworks (Leeds), Gate Theatre, Et Cetera Theater, Unity Theatre (Liverpool), Old Red Lion, Charing Cross, Cockpit. In addition to Arab roles, I also play girl no.2, wenches, murderers, naughty maids, neurotic mothers.
I am the face of Tena Lady in several countries. The Ham commercial is better.
Time Out Funniest Shows in London, May 2019 (Isabelle and Karen Say Relax @ 2Northdown)
Soho Theatre Comedy Lab
Semi finalist: Funny Women Stage Award 2021, 2Northdown New Act 2019, Leicester Square 2018.
Gigs for Assembly Fest, BlueBook, Angel, Backyard, Mirth, more open mic promoters than is imaginable, Rich Mix, Arts Canteen, Jericho, and others.
Ellipsis, a one woman show.
**** - Daily Mail
“Put this moving comedy at the top of your must see list”
**** - Chortle
"quietly profound...warmly witty"
"Top ten shows of 2021"
**** - The Wee Review
"brimming with authenticity...a marvellous one woman show"
**** - British Theatre Guide
“both devastatingly funny as well as genuinely insightful”
Breakfast, a short film, completed 2019. Shortlisted for the Funny Women Comedy Shorts Prize in 2020.
Some new things that are not confirmed yet but I tear my hair out about them all the time.
Also BBC Radio 4, Succubus, The Actors Yearbook published by Methuen Drama.
These are the boring bits:
Bases in: Manchester, Dubai, Los Angeles, New York
Height: 5'9" (175cm)
Playing Age: 28 - 34 years
Appearance: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, White
Eye Colour: Hazel
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Length: Long
Voice Character: Reassuring
Voice Quality: Velvety
Languages: English (native,) French (fully fluent,) Lebanese Arabic, Italian (conversational.)