Ashleigh Owen is a Liverpool based Artist and Performer whose work challenges preconceptions and stereotypes of people from marginalised identities. Her work focuses on stories from those who are defined as “other”, sending audiences on a roller-coaster of a ride through lightness and darkness using music, cabaret, comedy and parody.
She began creating work as a response to the art industry’s attitude and materialistic views on who and what a performer must be to succeed.
Ashleigh's professional credits have included Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the International Shakespeare Festival amongst her own productions of The Bald Prima Donna and The Rise And Fall Of The Hamburger Queen (supported by Homotopia).
She was nominated for Best Entertainer and Best Achievement at The British Plus Size Awards in 2015. In 2013 she was the winner of the body positive, beauty and talent pageant Hamburger Queen. Most recently she was awarded the Lynda La Plante prize for outstanding practise alongside her Masters Degree.
Ashleigh is represented by Alan Hamilton at Hamilton Management.
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Cabaret Credits have included: Bestival, The Shoreditch Town Hall, The Citadel, Liverpool Pride, Peterborough Pride, Vauxhall Tavern, 17 Love Lane and Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre.