Jannah Warlow is a freelance actor, singer and musician based in Bristol. Since graduating from the BA Acting course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2007 Jannah has been working in theatre, touring and circus in the UK and Europe.
As an an actor her experience ranges from classical to new writing, devising and puppetry. She has taken part in productions, workshops and masterclasses that include practises as versatile as eccentric dance, full mask, storytelling and clown.
Recent projects include performing in Verity Standen’s Undersong, Medusa at the Bristol Old Vic, with Pickled Image in Santa’s Little Trolls, and as a wartime female forestry worker in Common Ground’s the Lumberjills in Dalby Forest in Yorkshire.
In 2015 Jannah was nominated in the Wales Theatre Awards for Best Female Performer in the English Language for her performance in the Welsh Premier of Tender Napalm by Philip Ridley.
Jannah is a multi-instrumentalist, her main instruments being tenor saxophone and violin. She spent two years touring with the renowned Giﬀords Circus, as a vocalist and saxophonist in the circus band. She has since worked as an actor-musician, using both her training as an actor and her experience as a touring musician to create a strong and dynamic performance practise.
Her work as a singer has spanned both her personal and professional life, from a background in singing in an acapella group at school, to leading community singing workshops and choirs, to singing lead vocals in cross-channel collective Orchestra Pirouette. Over the last few years Jannah has worked extensively with composer and performer Verity Standen, on her shows Mmm Hmmm and HUG, and has recently begun composing her own vocal scores (Lumberjills.)
Last year Jannah started making her own performance work, in collaboration with musical duo Faith i Branko, and is keen to continue forming connections with like-minded artists and developing her skills as a theatre- maker.