Ashleigh Owen is a queer, dyspraxic, anxiety-ridden, working class Artist, Theatre-Maker and Performer based in Liverpool.
She makes work about things that keep her awake at 3 in the morning. It challenges misconceptions and stereotypes linked to her lived experiences and identity; commenting on societal norms and injustices, to encourage social change. Her work has a lot of heart and sends audiences on an emotional journey using music, cabaret, comedy and parody.
Ashleigh is also an experienced facilitator and director. She has worked as an Associate Artist at Scottee & Friends and is a currently Associate Artist at Homotopia Festival, leading their LGBTQ+ youth programme.
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 practice alongside her Masters Degree.
Ashleigh is represented by Alan Hamilton at Hamilton Management.