Abby Singer — Film & TV
Mel Kenyon — Theatre
Head of Department
Assistant - Laura Maniuralaura@casarotto.co.uk
Emma Obank —
Associate - Film & TV
Deborah Frances-White is an award-winning comedian, podcaster, screenwriter, public speaker and activist. Deborah is best known for her hugely successful podcast THE GUILTY FEMINIST which has had almost 40 million downloads in two and a half years. The podcast is recorded in front of a live audience and is renowned for dissecting modern feminism in a funny and insightful way. Phoebe Waller-Bridge described it to The Guardian as "hilarious, irreverent, eternally surprising, classy as hell, genius". Deborah is also the creator and host of the comedy panel podcast GLOBAL PILLAGE, as well as the co-creator and executive producer of BBC Radio 4's GROWNUPLAND. Deborah's comedy series DEBORAH FRANCES-WHITE ROLLS THE DICE has run for two series on BBC Radio 4 and won a Writer's Guild Award for Best Radio Comedy in 2016. Deborah's much-anticipated book THE GUILTY FEMINIST will be published by Virago in September and Deborah will be embarking on a national book tour. Emma Thompson described the book as "essential reading for the planet". Deborah just fronted a satirical comedy pilot for Channel 4 with Merman called NEXT WEEK'S NEWS. Her first feature film as a screenwriter - SAY MY NAME - will be released soon. Deborah is working with Help Refugees on live events in Calais. As for theatre, Deborah commissioned and is developing with the composers a hip-hop musical SUFFRAGEDDON which The Sunday Times described as "Britain's answer to musical sensation Hamilton". The developing work has already been performed at The London Palladium, The Roundhouse and Latitude Festival to full houses and standing ovations.
Deborah’s background as an improviser, her quick wit and her warm and friendly style combined with her passion for justice, fairness and inclusion make her a formidable comedian. Her hour-long shows Cult Following and Half a Can of Worms were turned into a BBC Radio 4 comedy series for which she won the Writers’ Guild Award.