Libby Liburd

Head of Programmes

Head of Programmes
Meet: Libby

Libby is an actor, writer and producer. She joined HighRise as a core team member in 2019.

Libby is best known for her acclaimed solo show Muvvahood (Camden People’s Theatre, Pleasance, Park Theatre), challenging perceptions of single mothers.

 Other writer performer credits include Fighter (Stratford Circus), based on her experiences as a boxer, Temporary (Nottingham Playhouse) and Every Person Wandering (Cardboard Citizens & Radio 4)

Acting credits include: Eastenders (BBC)Torchwood (BBC), Bystanders (Cardboard Citizens)Kings (Smoke and Oakum).

Libby has written for the Guardian, The Stage, the Evening Standard, Standard Issue and BBC Radio 4. She was a regular guest panellist on BBC Radio London’s Simon Lederman show and Saturday Live with Rev Richard Coles (Radio 4).

Libby has worked with young people for over two decades, across projects with partners including A New Direction, National Theatre, Royal Opera House, Create, BFI, Small Green Shoots, Essex County Council, Camden Music, Trinity College London and Theatre Centre.

Libby is known for her Air Max 90’s and outstanding jokes. She’s also a top nail tech (a skill she developed in lockdown).