Ella Cumber

I am an actor and theatre facilitator that performs for stage and film as well as assisting in teaching Youth Theatre for for Travelling Light Theatre Company.

Currently, I lead theatre workshops in the South West, specialising in Meisner technique and I once shaved my head so that I could dress up as the Dalai Lama for Halloween.

I am an Actor, Theatre Facilitator and Singer. I can also be found teaching yoga classes across Bristol.

Currently, I assist in teaching Youth Theatre with Travelling Light Theatre Company and I’m in the process of setting up weekly Meisner Technique drop-in classes in Bristol. I also runs theatre workshops in schools and for young people across the South West.

Having trained at RADA on the Foundation Course in Acting, I’ve gone on to perform at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Finborough Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath, Salisbury Playhouse as well as touring through prestigious theatres and opera houses across Asia and Russia.  

I’ve also devised and developed productions for both theatres and site-specific performances including venues such as Secret Garden Party Festival, art galleries and masonic halls. My own short play was performed at The Egg (Theatre Royal Bath) and I still continues to write for theatre.

As a singer, I’ve starred in musicals across the South West and performed with various ensembles. I have experience in writing songs for theatre and other performers, and have also sung as a session artist. My spoken voice can also be heard as a voiceover for several short films.

I continue to pursue additional training; I’ve completed courses with RADA as well as with The Impulse Company and The Actors Class in London.


Girlfriend (Lead Role) in ‘Timezones’ – a music video for Metaxas

Portfolio image: Ella Cumber - Girlfriend (Lead Role) in 'Timezones' - a music video for Metaxas
Timezones sees a couple as they struggle to keep a relationship alive despite living in different timezones.rnrnDividing the lovers via split screen manages to evoke the passage of time, almost in real-time. As Metaxas goes about his day while his lover sleeps, the lack of communication becoming apparent. Focusing on the little moments of Metaxas’ routine, the video reveals the couple’s constant disconnect. They are constantly missing each other – emotionally as well as physically – as he wakes up just as she falls asleep.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre 2014

Portfolio image: Ella Cumber - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 2014
An international tour through Asia and Russia with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Performing in prestigious venues such as the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing, the Guangzhou Opera House, the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and the Alexandrinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg (to name a few).