Biog

BIOG

As a stand-up comic, Penelope Solomon was a Daily Telegraph Open Mic semi-finalist a few years ago. As an actor TV credits include Fist of Fun (BBC); Comedy Nation (BBC); Goodnight Sweetheart (BBC/Alomo); Cuts (YTV) and Hello I’m Jack Berry (BBC). On radio she performed in 2 series of Sony nominated King of the Road (BBC Radio 2) and Redeeming Brian by legendary sitcom writer David Nobbs (BBC Radio 2). She has written sketches for Comedy Nation (BBC Two) and The Warehouse (Carlton). She created and co-wrote Tower of Bagel (Soho Theatre/Royal Festival Hall) and Sandra Jaffa – The Convert (Joogleberry Playhouse, Pleasance). Penelope scripted/presented Tower of Bagel – the Chat Show for Resonance FM. Penelope is a regular TV Critic for BBC London 94.9.

RADIO

BBC LONDON 94.9FM GABY ROSLIN/FIONA PHILLIPS/JENI BARNETT/KATH MELANDRI Newspaper/
TV reviewer
Esther Stanhope, Nishi Banga, Gemma Stevenson
RESONANCE 104.4FM TOWER OF BAGEL Presenter Penelope Solomon
BBC Radio 2 KING OF THE ROAD (2 series) All Female Parts Alan De Pellette
BBC Radio 2 REDEEMING BRIAN – by David Nobbs Karen Alan De Pellette

 

TELEVISION

PRODUCTION PART DIRECTOR
Alomo GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART Policewoman Terry Kinane
Alomo GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART Therapist Robin Nash
Yorkshire CUTS  Doc Marten Girl Martyn Friend
BBC COMEDY NATION (commissioned) Writer/Performer Gary Reich
BBC FIST OF FUN Miss Hills Nick Wood
Carlton THE WAREHOUSE (commissioned) Writer/Performer Kate Copstick

THEATRE

PRODUCTION PART DIRECTOR
Royal Exchange, Pleasance THE SOLOMON SISTERS (Theatre Royal, Winchester) Writer/Performer Penelope and Madeline Solomon
Joogleberry Playhouse SANDRA JAFFA – THE CONVERT Writer/Performer Penelope Solomon
RFH & Soho Theatre TOWER OF BAGEL Writer/Performer Clive Mendus
Arcola Theatre HA HA HACKNEY Writer/Performer Penelope Solomon
Canal Café Theatre SUCK IT AND SEE Writer/Performer Gavin Marshall
Pleasance MISS BROADMOOR Miss Broadmoor Ruth Naylor-Smith
Riverside Studios LIFE ON MARS? Rosa Stephen Gilroy
Gilded Balloon/BAC FRENCH KISS Barbara B David Parsons
Hackney Empire MICETRO IMPRO (for Royal Court) Various Phelim McDermott
London Bubble ALICE IN WONDERLAND March Hare Jonathan Petherbridge
Bristol Old Vic METAMORPHOSIS Greta David Parsons

 

TEACHING

Cambridge University ESOL Examinations Board – Assessor: Skills for Life. CAE Marking
Queen Mary University of London Teaching Fellow: ‘Communication/Study skills’ – Science and Engineering Foundation Prog. English for Academic Purposes.
SOAS – Univ. London Designing/Delivering Introduction to Drama Studies

 

AWARDS

Arts Council, England R & D commission to write a new play.

Twice nominated for Sony Award – ‘King of the Road’, BBC Radio 2