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Niall Ashdown



Niall is an actor, improviser, teacher and writer. He improvises comedy onstage with the Comedy Store Players, Paul Merton’s Impro Chums, Impropera and with Ross Noble.

He has performed regularly with theatre companies such as Improbable, Kneehigh and Told By An Idiot. He has appeared in Clare Norburn’s concert plays as Henry Purcell in Burying the Dead, and as Prosper Merimee in Creating Carmen. He has written solo shows that became radio plays, prizewinning poetry for Radio 3, and crops up occasionally on the telly, too. 

He fulfils a variety of roles at corporate events, either as host, facilitator, performer or leading classes in applied improvisation, helping clients to promote better teamwork, creativity and communication. He teaches widely in the arts sector, most recently at institutions such as Drama Studio London, Oxford School of Drama and Trinity College London. 

He loves watching birds, noodling on a piano and doing regional accents. But mostly he likes making things up and helping others to do the same. 

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