Isobel Hughes is a London-based actor and writer. Her theatre credits include: Sherlock Holmes and the Speckled Band (York Treasurers’ House & Ripley Castle), The Importance of Being Earnest (Mansion House York) and The Witness for the Prosecution (York Guildhall and Leeds Council Chambers). She has also performed with The Gate, Theatre 503, New River Studios and Zoo Venues. Isobel is associate producer of Double Yay Productions, writing, developing, and producing scripted comedy for TV and online platforms. Their digital series ‘Nutritiously Nicola’ is now on YouTube and has been featured in Stylist, The Times and on BBC Breakfast.
Isobel trained as an actor at Drama Centre London (alumni include Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy and Anne Marie Duff), where she fell in love with the simple beauty and raw drama of people’s inner lives. Through the study of Yat Malmgren’s Character Analysis technique she began to create scenarios for a single character on stage, which as her practice progressed became poetic storytelling, rhythmic monologues and surreal dialogue.
Isobel’s performance and writing is influenced heavily by instinct, the primitive things that we all know but have forgotten how to talk about. She is currently most interested in trying to find the sleeping things no one remembers, the magic of the old stories and the constancy of earth, buried beneath our brutal everyday existence.