Colette is originally from Mytholmroyd, a small village in West Yorkshire. So she grew up running wild on the same Yorkshire Moors as the Brontë Sisters lived, inspiring novels such as Wuthering Heights!
The Secret Garden is dear to Colette’s heart as her professional debut at the age of 14 was, yes you guessed it, playing Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden at The Square Chapel. She then went to The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, where she trained for 3 years on the BA Acting CDT course (Collaborative and Devised Theatre). New writing and devising theatre is a passion of Colette’s, telling “fresh new stories about real communities with all their complexities”.
Her favourite role while training was playing Leah in DNA at The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. On graduating she headed for the bright lights of the Edinburgh Festival where she ate a lot of strawberries and milked a cow in the new play TESS for Ondervinden. She went on to play Third Witch and Donalbain in MACBETH at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch which also toured to the New Wolsey Theatre and the Derby and Perth theatres. Since the long enforced break due to the pandemic, she has shot three short films, GRADUATION CEREMONY, BETWEEN, and KATE AND IVY.
Colette is delighted to be back on stage and thrilled to be performing at the historic Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.