About

headshot01_aboutAbout Natasha

Natasha trained as an actress for three years at East 15 Acting School before expanding her skills into writing, directing and teaching.

Winner of the Meyer Whitworth Award for her play Shraddha, produced by Soho Theatre London 2010, she also wrote and directed the nationally touring one women show Beverley as well as The Method which was presented at the Oval House in London.

Natasha was a member of the BBC Writers Academy and has written for Doctors, Eastenders and Holby City.

Her short film Occupy Your Heart was presented at The Brighton Film Festival.

During 2015 Natasha wrote and performed the monologue Memoirs of a Tree which came about after watching the park beneath her window on Portobello Road massacred by developers. A big hit at the 2015 InTRANSIT Festival, Natasha returns in 2016 with another immersive monologue In Memory of Leaves exploring love amongst the bulldozers from Wornington Green W10 to the camps of Calais.

Following a workshop and reading of her play, about 18th Century female Pyrates at The National Theatre New Work Dept, Natasha has been commissioned to develop the script.

She is also co-author of Rage and Reason published by Methuen.

Natasha’s varied acting credits have included Flying Spider in Tom Thumb at the Queens Theatre Hornchurch, Katherine in Shakespeare’s The Taming of The Shrew for the English Theatre of Copenhagen, Claire Claremont in Howard Benton’s Bloody Poetry, Ruth in Claire Dowie’s Easy Access (Drill Hall London), Belle in Riggs O’Hara’s Fantasy Café (Ustinov Theatre, Bath), Masha in the experimental A Russian Love Tale for BAC London, Irina in Channel 4’s Irina is Not herself Anymore and most recently starred as Lady in the Self Observed Film Duties of a Lady Female.

Natasha has taught and held workshops in drama/physical theatre and playwriting with children, young people and adults for over 15 years including The London Drama School, Northbrook College Worthing, Arts Educational Schools London, West Blatchington School Hove, Merton Council London, New Writing South Brighton, Eastside Educational Trust London, East 15 Acting School London and Storrington First School Sussex.

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“Natasha Langridge worked for The London Drama School for many years and I found her to be an inspirational teacher and colleague. The students loved working with her on challenging and entertaining devised pieces as well as text.”
Sarah Mann, Co-founder of The London Drama School

“Natasha has directed ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ & ‘Blithe Spirit’ for INCISOR Theatre Co. Her direction is incisive, very physical and theatrical. We all enjoyed working with her and hope to do so again.” 
Jim Madden, Artistic Director of Incisor

“Natasha is an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher of playwriting. She approaches playwriting not only from words, but also from embodied practices of improvisation and devising techniques. Her dynamic teaching style provokes and facilitates the student’s creativity.”
Dr. Yeungsook Yoo, Head of BA World Performance, East 15