Annabel Leventon

About Annabel

A grammar school girl with a scholarship to St Anne’s College, Oxford, I paid my way through university singing with a dance band and gained an Honours Degree in English, while acting in Shakespeare, Chekhov, and Brecht. I then had two paths: academia or performing.

I chose performance and won all the major prizes at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Within 2 years of leaving I starred in the West End in the groundbreaking American love-rock musical HAiR! for which I was nominated as Actress of the Year for the Evening Standard Drama Awards. The London cast album is still selling… singles can be found on iTunes. I repeated the role, in French, in the Paris production. Since then I have acted and sung in many West End shows, at the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, on film, television and in cabaret.

In New York I performed with experimental theater company La Mama and directed Flux for the Public Theater. My production of Morecambe at the Edinburgh Festival won a Fringe First award and transferred to London. I was associate director on Elvis, the SWET award-winning musical. The celebrated television series Rock Follies was based on my female group Rock Bottom. When we sued the television company for theft of our idea, we established the law on Breach Of Confidence. My book The Real Rock Follies celebrates that rollercoaster of a story.

Real contact with an audience is its own reward. Delivering a performance is what I understand, know and love, it’s in my bones. So now, with my coaching, I pass on that knowledge. I know what works and I love getting others to the point where they understand it, too, and discover the joy, indeed the thrill, of connecting with an audience – whether of one or many.


Imperfect Relationships

In cabaret

“You were absolutely stunning last night. Funny, sexy, witty, beautiful and moving. I shed a few tears, I must tell you. Charlie and I… both agreed that we needn’t ever bother again with sitting in an actual theatre when we could be watching a performance like yours.”
Lans Pickup, Live at Zedel, October 16th 2018

“A total triumph! What cabaret is all about. Funny, great voice, and a terribly humane powerful moving journey. It will stay with me for a very long time. The upbeat ending is so life enhancing.”
Stewart Permutt, Live at Zedel, October 16th, 2018

Annabel Leventon

Acting credits

Television (includes)

  • Vera (Margaret) – ITV, Thaddeus O’Sullivan
  • New Tricks (Felicity) – Wall To Wall, Robin Shepherd
  • Lennon Naked (neighbour) – Blast! Films Ltd, Edmund Coulthard
  • Ian Fleming (Eve Fleming) – BBC,  John Alexander
  • Doctors (Della King) – BBC
  • North Square series (Judge Styles) – Channel 4, Tim Leandro
  • Touching Evil (Dr Edwards) – United, David Moore
  • London Bridge series (Nancy Parker) – Carlton, Nick Brown
  • Penmarric series (Jana) – BBC
  • The Pearcross Girls – BBC, Simon Langton
  • The White Rabbit – BBC, Peter Hammond
  • Alas Smith & Jones (1st series) – BBC, Various
  • Verite – Thames TV, Piers Haggard
  • You’ve Made Your Bed – Anglia Television, Chris Monaghan
  • Second City Firsts – BBC, Philip Saville
  • Casualty – BBC
  • A Touch Of Frost – YTV, David Reynolds
  • Mussolini – NBC
  • Bergerac – BBC
  • Boon – Carlton
  • Dempsey & Makepeace – LWT
  • Executive Stress – Thames
  • Stike It Rich series – BBC, Joe Waters
  • Minder – Thames, Various
  • Rag Trade pilot – BBC, Denis Maine Wilson
  • Hugh & I Spy series – BBC, James Perry

Films (incude)

  • The Nest Sean Durkin
  • A Royal Night Out Julian Jerrold
  • Wimbledon Richard Longcrane
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show Jim Sharman
  • M Butterfly David Cronenberg
  • Defence Of The Realm David Drury
  • Alive And Kicking Nancy Meckler
  • A Business Affair Charlotte Brandston
  • Le Mur De L’Atlantique Marcel Camus
  • Aisling Thaddeus O’Sullivan
  • Work Experience (Oscar -Best Short Film) Ian Hendrie
  • Shock Treatment Jim Sharman
  • Every Home Should Have One James Gilbert


  • Two TV Comedy Scripts New Writer’s Festival, Battersea Arts Festival
  • The Heidi Chronicles Salisbury Writers’ Festival
  • Anna (Opera) World Premiere, City of London Girls’ School
  • Flowers From Detroit (Musical) World Premiere, Hen and Chickens Theatre, London
  • Elvis (Musical) (Associate Director) World Premiere, Astoria Theatre, London SWET Award for Best Musical
  • Oh Boy (Musical) Astoria Theatre, London
  • You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (Musical) World Premiere, Playhouse Theatre, London
  • Hair (Musical) Theatre de la Porte St Martin, Paris
  • MorecambeE British Premiere, Fringe First Award Edinburgh Festival, transferred to Hampstead Theatre, London
  • Flux British World Premiere, One Theatre, London, ad the Public Theatre, New York
  • Defence World Premiere, Bristol Old Vic Theatre
  • Sweet Mr Shakespeare Open Air Theatre, Regents Park, London