"Practically perfect in every way"- The Stage.
"A great friend!"-
Anna is an Actor (slash Writer slash Comedian slash Singer slash Bassist & Trumpeter slash Theatre Maker slash Amateur Tarot Reader- but let's all agree that's too many slashes) originally from North Yorkshire. She graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2017.
Anna has a very, very lovely time working as an actor, and would love to keep doing it, please. To read her credits scroll down or click here for her Spotlight page.
Anna is also a Digital Comedian, which is her fancy way of saying she sometimes makes stupid videos... but she did win The British Comedy Guide Sketch Competition in Spring 2022! You can watch her comedy work under the helpfully named Comedy page in the menu at the top!
In 2020, she set up her company Strawberry Lion, since then she has been mentored by Emma Rice and Tom Wells, and has made two shows, "Five Children and IT" and "Mad For Our Daughters" (which you can read more about by clicking on the tabs in the menu at the top!).
Anna is also a founding member of Cosmic Collective Theatre, they have toured their dark comedy "Heaven's Gate" nationally since 2019.
Cbeebies Presents Twelfth Night (Shakespeare's Globe), Kinky Boots (Queen's Theatre Hornchurch/ New Wolsey), Aladdin (Derby Arena/Little Wolf), Five Children and It (Sheffield Crucible, The Dukes Lancaster, Latitude Festival, Stephen Joseph Theatre), Rapunzel (The Theatre Chipping Norton), The Power Of Three (Full House Theatre), Invisible Sentence (Uninterrupted Theatre), This Noisy Isle (Spun Glass Theatre), Primary Playmaker (Oxford Playhouse), Pataflafla (RUNT Theatre), The Travelling Pantomime (York Theatre Royal), Heaven's Gate (Cosmic Collective Theatre tour- Pleasance London, Harrogate Theatre, York Theatre Royal, Hull Truck, Slunglow, Festival on The Square-Sheffield Crucible), Future Fossils (Invisble Dust), The Murderess (Trinity Arts/ Shooting Fish), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (Chinaplate UK tour), Return To Elm House (Battersea Arts Centre), Measure for Measure (Donmar Warehouse), Romeo and Juliet (The Young Shakespeare Company), A Theory of Justice: The Musical (Arts Theatre Leicester Square), Nele Needs A Holiday: The Musical (Theatre Royal Plymouth/ Ovalhouse/ Sumerhall, Edinburgh), Robin Hood, The Tales of Beatrix Potter (Gobbledigook) and Sleeping Beauty (Liverpool Everyman).
The Idea of You (Amazon Studios), Kill Off Set (Get Pulped), TV License Detective (Get Pulped), Testing (Bad Taste Pictures), Killer In The House (Bad Taste Pictures), Cbeebies Presents Twelfth Night (Cbeebies/BBC)
Murder At The Gates (Steven Sater/ James Bourne/ DEM), A Theory of Justice: The Musical, (DEM), When You Look Straight Up (Middle Child), The Underdog (Stephen Joseph Theatre),
Training- Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, BA in Acting.
Show Poster Timeline
Aladdin, Derby Arena, Little Wolf, 2022
"Anna Soden delights in the twin roles of the Genie and Siri of the Ring, switching quickly from one to the other."-
British Theatre Guide
"Anna Soden is a particular highlight. She plays the Genie of the Lamp, Siri of the Ring and PC Brigade... Soden playing both the Genie and Siri is made a joke of many times and it’s very entertaining to see how she navigates her way round playing two characters whom other people want to speak to at the same time."-
Kinky Boots, New Wolsey/ Queen's Theatre Hornchurch 2022
"Cyndi Lauper's score was performed brilliantly by the troupe of talented actor-musicians, honouring the essence of the original, whilst injecting a freshness into it"
What's on Stage.
Rapunzel, The Theatre Chipping Norton, 2021
"Anna Soden as both Max and Waylon the Weasel has to be seen."
-Ox In A Box
“Max, played by Anna Soden, is outstanding”
- Oxford Mail.
Anna Soden has an amazing turn as both scout extraordinaire Max and crazed weasel Waylon-
"A pugilistic weasel (Anna Soden, delightful.)"
York Theatre Royal's Travelling Pantomime, 2020
"Soden’s rapping, funky, blue and pink-haired Fairy is more likely to hit the bass line than wave a wand, as flashy as her lit-up boots."-
"Anna Soden’s fabulous Fairy entertained us with her rhyming raps, as well as playing a variety of instruments live"
Heaven's Gate Tour, 2020
"Anna Soden is Tinaodie, a loveable Baldrick-level imbecile who takes credit for much of the silly humour on offer here. Soden’s role is perhaps the most demanding too in that she must strike a balance between being the endearing twit and the tragic fool who has no knowledge of the wrongs inflicted upon them. "
Sleeping Beauty- Liverpool Everyman, 2019-2020
"Anna Soden is practically perfect in every way"- The Stage
"Anna Soden channels both her nanny namesake and Violet Elizabeth as prim, bossy Fairy Poppins"- Liverpool Echo
Romeo and Juliet- Mad Blood Stirring
China Plate UK Tour, 2019
""There’s an emo quality to Anna Soden’s Juliet – she channels her moods into her electric guitar – fittingly full-blooded interpretations, balancing convincing chemistry with lucid verse." - The Stage
Return To Elm House- Battersea Arts Centre, 2018
"Brilliant".- The Guardian
Nele Needs A Holiday: The Musical 2018
Big In Belgium/ Richard Jordan Productions/ Ovalhouse/ Theatre Royal Plymouth/ Summerhall
"Anna Soden and Hannah Davis supporting on drums, guitar and keyboards... satirising posh flatmates, possessive boyfriends and loudmouth agents, it survives on strong musical arrangements, good humour and quirky charm. - The Guardian
"(Anna Soden and Hannah Davies are) talented and impressive, as they weave in and out of the narrative, playing as many characters as they do instruments"- Edfest Magazine
Anna is an experienced performer facilitator. She discovered her passion for facilitation with young people working at Battersea Arts Centre.
She worked on "Future Fossiles", a project with Scarborough Museums Trust and Invisible Dust, as the lead facilitator, exploring climate change with young people, and the affects of plastic in the ocean.
When on tour with Chinaplate's Romeo and Juliet, Anna was part of leading workshops with school groups after the performance, investigating the themes of knife crime in the production.
In 2o21 Anna worked with Culture Shift and primary schools, leading workshops introducing young people to careers in the arts.
Anna has worked as a workshop leader for Creative Coliseum and has taught Drama at Brighton University for their study abroad programme.
Represented by BBA Management-