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Alison paints and performs.  



Alison is an experienced performer and improviser:  Third Person, Alice's Diner, Jeremy Stockwell and the Conspirators of Pleasure, the Black Sheep, Multi-Story, Melting Pot and Fluxx, Ali and Joe Twoprov.  She has played in 'A Christmas Carol' twice at the Trafalgar Studios in London's West End for Horla TC, and in both classics and new writing on the London Fringe at the Gate, BAC, Etcetera, White Bear, New End, Canal Cafe, Court Theatre and Tristan Bates. Site-specific work includes Stoke Newington Cemetery and Brighton Mausoleum.  

She has worked with rehoused adults for the 240 Activity Centre and co-facilitated reminiscence work as well as theatre-in-education  with Bijou TC, Face Front and White Horse Theatre.  

She is on (membership number 84440) under her equity name Alison Edmundston, and is a founder member of Unhinged Theatre ( who developed a theatre project on social care with writer Martin Malcolm and director Sophie Besse ( for the OpenLab programme at the Barbican in London.

FILM: includes 'A Suitable Boy' (Mira Nair) for BBC,  'A Beautiful Death' for Crooked Finger Films, 'The 56 Year Old Boy' by Bertie Gilbert (, and 'The Unspeakable Freedom Device', 'Animal Condensed >> Animal Expanded'  by Jennet Thomas ( playing at Matt's Gallery London in November 2015, Whistable Biennale 2022.


Bijou Theatre (see touring with Scarecrow's Holiday and Robinson Crusoe.  Since 2004 she has been telling stories to young children regularly at local pre-schools, primary schools and play centres in West London, at the Horniman Museum, Fulham Palace, and with ACAVA Flourish.  In 2004-2005 she received a grant from Kensington and Chelsea to make 'The Big Blue' for a pre-school audience which played local settings and schools, with further shows for Sure Start North Kensington and Tower Hamlets Early Years. 

In 2015 she developed a new Punch and Judy show which has played for Nipperbout Mobile Childcare at Excel in London, Cardiff and the Cambridge Folk Festival.  She is a regular Mrs Claus at ZSL London Zoo Grotto.

PORTRAITS: Commissions accepted.


EXHIBITIONS include 'Given' Group Show for RR Gallery, St Peter's Notting Hill 2013;  Work shown at The American Coffee Traders, Islington;  The Coffee Gallery, Bloomsbury; 'Women at Work and in Other Places', The Drill Hall.



Alison illustrated children's ebook  'Freddie's Privates' by Joanna Volinska of LeleoPekeo,  available from, and wrote and illusrated 'Being in the Present' (  She paints portraits and landscapes in oils and acrylic, makes bespoke glove puppets and rummages around in bins for props.

In 2012 she was the first World Book Day Storytelling Superstar.

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