Self-represented for Musical Theatre writing
Songwriter, stand-up comedian and “Voice of an Angle” Helen Arney has appeared on TV, Radio and in theatres across the world with her unique mix of stand-up, songs and science. As one third of science theatre phenomenon “Festival of the Spoken Nerd” she has written and performed songs on four national UK tours, three DVD recordings, two BBC Radio series, the trio’s popular podcast and appearances at Hammersmith Apollo and Royal Albert Hall.
After her daughter arrived in 2016, Helen took her musical comedy career and added an MA in Screenwriting and Playwriting from City University, where she was awarded Distinction and the year prize for best screenplay. Since then she has been working on telling bigger stories on a larger scale, with Musical Theatre as her main focus.
Helen is currently working on several projects about teenage jiu jitsu suffragettes, early women astronauts and everything Darwin got wrong about the female of the species.
Her new show “Almost Astronauts” – created with Jenna Dyckhoff – has been selected for the 2023 Overture Artist Development Programme, after being supported with an R&D week at Leeds Conservatoire and a grant from the Jane Goodman Writing Fund.
The title song from “The Unstoppable Letty Pegg” – based on Iszi Lawrence’s novel and written with composer James Hughes – is a 2023 finalist in the Stiles + Drew Best New Song Prize. Helen is also a member of Mercury Musical Development’s Advanced Writer’s Lab, a graduate of Book, Music and Lyrics workshops in London, and has filled several notebooks with rhymes for "Uranus" (none of which are printable here).
You can find Helen's website is at helenarney.com
- Off Broadway
- Master’s Degree
- London/United Kingdom
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- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
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- Theatrical Bookwriter
- Theatrical Producer
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