Professional Bio

Emma Bird

The GoodHope. National Theatre. With Frances de la Tour
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Death and The Maiden
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The Governess with Minnie Driver
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Cynthia Drabble. Improvathon
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Casualty BBC
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Crush. Chester Gateway Theatre
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Actor, Theatre Director, Improviser, Teacher


Based in Liverpool, UK, Emma founded Liverpool Comedy Improv in 2015, teaching improv to all levels. She has been improvising since 2007 and trained with leading improv professionals with a broad range of styles and philosophies from schools such as Second City, iO; UCB; Annoyance Theatre & The Groundlings.


Teachers include The Maydays, Jaime Moyer; David Razowsky; Liz Allen; Michael Gellman; Rachel Mason & Susan Messing; Will Hines; Jay Sukow; Brian Palermo; Jeff Michalski; Michelle Gilliam; Shannon Stott; Jonathan Pitts; Aretha Sills; Armando Diaz, amongst others.


She has founded, developed, performed and directed four improv teams. Currently performing with Boss Birds Improv (Liverpool’s first all women team); and duo team Moses & Bird.


Emma’s approach to teaching improv is grounded in her 30 year professional experience as an actor and theatre director.

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