I was brought up in Yorkshire, to German-Welsh parents. Having another language in the family was a joy for me growing up, and I taught myself German from a young age. Singing and music were also a big part of my upbringing.
I trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and gained a BA Hons in Acting in 2007.
I have since been working in theatre, rural and international touring, music, circus, puppetry, theatre for family audiences, theatre in education, acapella song theatre, comedy and music directing. I am full of creative ideas which I love sharing and developing in collaboration with others. I am keen to keep learning and expanding my skills, and I actively seek out exciting and challenging projects.
Here is some of my recent and ongoing work:
A vocal journey into the messiness of one woman’s motherhood.
Two women, two voices, in just a meter square playing space, Baba’s Song is a wild roar in the woods and a panic attack in Mothercare.
Devised and Performed by Jannah Warlow & Kim Heron
Directed by Emma Williams
Music advice by Verity Standen
Movement direction by Laura Dannequin
Produced by Naomi Lange
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I have collaborated on a number of projects with Verity Standen, including Undersong, Mmm Hmmm and HUG.
Verity Standen’s work as a composer, director and performer explores the human voice and how it can be celebrated and transformed through live performance.
Wherever it is performed, music is always at the heart of Verity’s work; she creates sound worlds, often using intricate vocal techniques and rich harmony, and allows each audience member to interpret mood and narrative for themselves.
Written by Hannah Davies, directed by Tom Cornford, with original music and arrangements by Jannah Warlow.
The Lumberjills takes place in a woodland glade and tells the stories of the women who worked in Britain’s forestry trade during the Second World War. We invite you to step into a 1940s world of gramophones, tree felling and tea dances. This is a poetic and dramatic celebration of the lives of the unsung heroines of the forest’s past.
Playing and dancing together since 2010, Orchestra Pirouette are a cross-channel collective of circus musicians brought together by a love of all things reggae, rock, funk, french, hip-hop, balkan, afro-beat and soul. Expect skanking brass sections, super hot harmonies, and stomping beats full of magic and mayhem!