Ginny’s Bio

Ginny was born in Birmingham and educated at schools in Birmingham and Malvern. She read Law at the University of Cambridge. In 1989 she was called to the Bar and practised criminal law in the Midlands until the birth of her daughter, when she become a stay at home mother. She would not call this giving up work.

As Chairman of her children`s School PTA Ginny produced four successful revues, for which she wrote and performed  sketches. One of these, “The Diary of Mrs Bridget Jones” forms the first scene of her first one-woman comedic play “Ten Days .. that shook the kitchen!” “Ten Days …!” was a sell-out over three weeks at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and became the first of the six stand-alone plays which comprise “The Ruth Rich Saga”. (“Ten Days ..!”, “Family Matters”, “Double Booked”, “Something Fishy”, “Fashionably Late” and “UpDownSizing”.)  Ginny now works full time writing and performing her own material.  Further plays are “Hound Dog” 2013 (celebrating her importation of a harehound from Crete), “Learned Friends” 2015 (a courtroom drama. Winner “Best Original Piece” Birminghamfest 2016) and “Arrows of Desire” (a lighthearted comedy set in the context of a rural Women’s Institute). She performs throughout the UK in venues ranging from private sitting rooms to 300 seat theatres via school and village halls. Audiences have included members of the royal family, a pet labrador, a chicken and numerous mayors. She has performed at the Fringe Festivals in Edinburgh, Brighton, Buxton and Stratford upon Avon. In July 2009 she became a “plinther” and performed for one hour on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square as part of Antony Gormley’s “One And Other” project.  In 2016 she took part in Spencer Tunik’s “Sea of Hull” art installation.

She has performed in four training DVDs for the Judicial Studies Board and also writes short stories. “Requiem” won the Oundle Festival of Literature Short Story Competition in 2008. “The Judge’s Clerk” and “The Tenancy” were shortlisted in the same competition in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

Ginny`s children have achieved more acting fame and success than she ever will. Rosie (26) played Pip in The Archers (Radio 4) for three years. Ralph (23) is a professional actor who has performed at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and with the Royal Shakespeare Company.   Her husband, Bill, is a High Court Judge. He has performed at The Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa and The Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth. His “Basil Fawlty” is something else.

Previous Tour Venues include:

  • Garrick Theatre, Lichfield
  • Stahl Theatre, Oundle
  • Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove
  • Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
  • Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa
  • Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth
  • Braintree Arts Theatre
  • MCT at Alleyn’s School, Dulwich
  • Playbox Theatre, Warwick
  • The Place, Bedford
  • Bromsgrove School
  • Bridge House Theatre, Warwick for Warwick Words
  • Tolmen Centre, Constantine, Cornwall
  • Pleasance Theatre, Islington
  • Blue Orange Theatre, Great Hampton St, Birmingham.
  • The Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London.
  • Tutbury Village Hall, Monk St, Tutbury, Staffs
  • The Players Theatre, Nelson St, Thame, Oxon.
  • Staveley Roundhouse, Main St, Staveley, Cumbria .
  • The Heron Theatre, Beetham, Cumbria, Stanley St, Beetham, Cumbria
  • West Deeping Village Hall, King St, West Deeping, Lincs
  • Hemswell & Harpswell Village Hall, Maypole St, Hemswell, Lincs
  • Broughton Parish Rooms, Main Rd, Wetwood, Staffs
  • Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London
  • Manchester Crown Court
  • The Robin Hood Theatre, Church Lane, Averham Notts
  • Broadbent Theatre, Snarford Rd Wickenby, Lincs LN3 5AW
  • Caistor Town Hall, North St, Caistor Lincs
  • Queen Elizabeth II Law Courts, 1 Newton St, Birmingham B4 7EH.
  • Buxton Fringe Festival (2014, 2012, 2011)
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2008, 2010, 2013)
  • Brighton Fringe (2011, 2012)
  • Venues in Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffs and Derbyshire for Live and Local Rural Touring Scheme
  • Rural touring venues in Notts, Leics, Rutland and Lincs
  • Ettington Community Centre
  • Byfield VH
  • Lapworth VH
  • Wellesbourne VH
  • Fenny Compton VH
  • Salt VH
  • Chesterfield Hub
  • Rous Lench VH

Garrick Theatre, Lichfield

Stahl Theatre, Oundle

Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove

Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa

Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth

Braintree Arts Theatre

MCT at Alleyn’s School, Dulwich

Playbox Theatre, Warwick

The Place, Bedford

Bromsgrove School

Bridge House Theatre, Warwick for Warwick Words

Buxton Fringe Festival (2014, 2012, 2011)

Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2008, 2010, 2013)

Brighton Fringe (2011, 2012)

Ettington Community Centre

Byfield VH

Lapworth VH

Wellesbourne VH

Fenny Compton VH

Salt VH

Rous Lench VH