Leanne Fridd (Co-Artistic Director)
Leanne Fridd is joint Artistic Director of Second Side Theatre Company. She has lived in Norfolk her whole life, apart from a brief spell in the bright lights of Wakefield, where she studied a BA (Hons) in Theatre (Acting) at Bretton Hall. After Drama School, Leanne completed a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and began working as a lecturer at City College Norwich, where she has been inspiring young minds for the last 14 years. Throughout this time she has worked with young people, developing classical and contemporary theatre, with specialisms in Physical Theatre and Commdedia Del'Arte. Many of her former students have gone on to have careers in the performing arts industry, both on stage and screen and back stage too. Former students have gained places at LAMDA, LIPA, Mountview, East 15, Rose Bruford, Guilford and Guildhall.
Her theatre performance credits include; Dancing at Lughnansa, The American Dream, Love Steals Us From Loneliness and When You Cure Me. She has directed numerous plays including in 2015; There's Something Wrong (but we don't know what it is) at the Latitude festival, When You Cure Me, Metamorphosis and Earthquakes in London.
When not performing or directing, Leanne can be found spending time with her vast family.