Rose Wadham Biography
Rose wrote her first rock opera at the age of 5 and performed it for her teddies in the family linen cupboard. She later embarked on a three year classical theatre training at the notorious Drama Centre, London after which she was snapped up by I.C.M, and performed on the London stage, including for Sir Peter Hall at the Old Vic and Phil Wilmott at the BAC where she took the title role in Germaine Greer’s adaptation of Lysistrata and won excellent reviews in the national press.
Eventually disenchanted with the drudge of auditions, signing on and Cupasoup – peppered with sporadic work – Rose took a U-turn and founded Kaliyoga retreats in Spain, Italy and France (kaliyoga.com). After a decade of observation and armed with a mine of material from the holistic world, Rose returned to writing and performing stand-up comedy, character sketches, and cabaret for a variety of audiences, both live and online.
In 2019 she wrote, produced and performed a one-woman stand up comedy show Life Fright! at theatres, festivals and clubs.
Her TV script, Kings Road, co-created with her sister – the author Lucy Wadham – won the C21 Scriptwriting Competition which is part of the C21 International Drama Summit at the British Film Institute.
Kings Road is in development with eOne and Blue Bear Productions.
Rose is currently working on a radio comedy series, ‘Dessert Island Discs’ commissioned by Frome F.M plus a spoof radio talk show called ‘Radio Gaga’.
Rose writes for Beautiful magazine.