Emma Williams

Paula Pokrifki

Emma made her West End debut as Truly Scrumptious in the original cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, winning the Arts Correspondents' Award for Best Newcomer. In 2017 Emma received her fourth Olivier Award nomination, and won the Whatsonstage Award, for her portrayal of Helen Walsingham in Half A Sixpence (Chichester/Noël Coward), with previous nominations for Maureen in Mrs Henderson Presents (Noel Coward Theatre), Luisa in Zorro (Garrick Theatre) and Jenny in Love Story (Chichester/Duchess).

Most recently, Emma performed with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra in The Great American Songbook for West End International.

Theatre Includes: Dick Whittington (London Palladium), White Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Criterion), Annie Get Your Gun (UK Tour, Manchester Theatre Award Nomination), A Spoonful of Sherman (St James Studio), Desperately Seeking Susan (Novello), Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall), A Model Girl (Greenwich), Tomorrow Morning (New End), Promises, Promises (Sheffield Crucible), Sex, Chips & Rock 'n' Roll (Manchester Royal Exchange) and Bat Boy (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Shaftesbury) amongst others.

Television Includes: Silent Witness, Casualty, Bleak House, The Story of Music, Doctors, Marple: The Body in the Library, Heartbeat, Where the Heart Is and Four Fathers. Emma also appears in ad campaigns for the Leo Vegas and Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

Film Includes: First Night, The Parole Officer, Understanding and The Hazard Dome.

Radio Includes: Sunset Boulevard and Friday Night is Music Night.

Emma has also performed extensively in workshops and concerts, which in 2017 included her London In Conversation concert, and debut with the Hallé Orchestra at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.

Emma trained with Michael Hampshire, Sandra Whiteley and at Valerie Jackson’s Stage 84 – The Yorkshire School of Performing Arts, of where she is now a patron.



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