Spotlight on Natasha Cottriall for #FestiveFolklore!

It’s nearly the weekend, and that means it’s about time to continue introducing you to the talented writers who will be contributing to our collaborative Christmas show, Festive Folklore!

You can get your tickets right now for December 5th, when this one-night only evening of Christmas cheer, music and spoken word will hit the stage in the heart of beautiful Covent Garden.

Natasha Cottriall

Since graduating from Mountview Academy in 2014, Natasha has acquired an impressive resume as an actor. Natasha’s screen work includes: Claudette in Grantchester (ITV), the semi-regular role of Rosie Griffiths in Doctors (BBC1), Aladdin (Disney), Amelia Garwood in series 9 of Vera (ITV). Her stage works includes: Hairspray (Gordon Craig Theatre), Dancing in the Streets (UK tour), Future Conditional (The Old Vic), Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods (Royal Exchange, Manchester), The Buskers Opera (Park Theatre), Here Lie the Remains of Mercy (Theatre Delicatessen), Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre), Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden (Theatre by the Lake), The Selfish Giant (Vaudeville Theatre), Ado Annie in Oklahoma! (Grange Park Opera), Ruth Connor/Buckley Salmon in the world premiere of The Lovey Bones (adapted by Bryony Lavery), Felicity Dangle in Whodunnit Unrehearsed (Park Theatre) and she most recently appeared in the UK premiere of Anna Bella Eema (Arcola). Natasha will also be in the National Theatre’s production of The Welkin, which opens in the new year.

In order to allow you all to get to know our artistic collaborators, we have decided to include a Q&A tailored towards this special holiday season as well as the writer’s specific contribution to our event! See below to learn more about Natasha!

What can you tell us about your Festive Folklore piece?

My piece is still currently in progress. It will be a spoken word piece. I want to look at the idea of togetherness around Christmas and particularly in this time where the country feels dived and ruptured. And look to those perhaps who have been abandoned by society and how we can help. 

What is your favorite Christmas story?

My favourite Christmas story is Scrooge. Always . I particularly like watching the Muppets version. 

Mince pies or Christmas pudding?  

Mince pies

Eggnog or Mulled wine? 

Mulled wine

Mistletoe or wine?   


All you want for Christmas is…? 

To hang out with family and friends back in Wigan.

Early or last minute shopper?

I’m a mixed shopper. I’ll get most of them earlyish but leave like two till the last minute. Usually because I can’t decide.

What is your favourite Christmas memory?

Being little and waking up every 5 minutes because I thought I heard bells.

Favorite Christmas cracker joke?

What do you get if you eat Christmas Decorations?


Keep an eye out for the introductions to the rest of our writers that are coming soon! We are thrilled to be putting on this new Christmas event and can’t wait for you all to come and see what we have been working on!

Festive Folklore! is a one night event on 5th December at St Paul’s, Covent Garden – get your tickets now!