Libby Liburd

Project Manager

Project Manager

Libby is an actor, writer, arts practitioner and project manager.

Libby joined HighRise Theatre as a core member overseeing the delivery of the NewGens programme. Her contribution has ensured high quality training and mentoring, leading to the group of 12 young people creating their own pieces of work.

Libby is best known for her acclaimed solo show MUVVAHOOD, that challenges society’s perception of single mothers. The Stage described MUVVAHOOD as full of “humour and heart…an excellent work”. Her latest show FIGHTER was based on her own experiences as a female boxer. She’s written for the Guardian, the Evening Standard, the Stage, Standard Issue and many more.

Acting credits include TORCHWOOD (BBC), KINGS (Smoke and Oakum) and BYSTANDERS (Cardboard Citizens, Edinburgh Fringe 2019). She trained at East 15 Acting School.

Libby knew she was destined for theatrical brilliance when she was, aged 5, cast in the school play as “The Wind”, a role which involved twirling round the stage making puffing noises. Very little has changed since.

Libby is known for her long acrylic nails, Air Max 90’s and outstanding jokes.