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Wambui Hardcastle

  • Young Northern Writer Award: Highly Commended, 2020
Wambui Hardcastle

Wambui Hardcastle is a young freelance theatre maker based in Newcastle. She works as an actor, writer, and producer. She’s part of Northern Stage’s Young Company, and is on the writing team for its shows. Originally, Wambui wrote Mayonnaise Girl for the Young Company’s 2019 show “Where Do We Belong”, and was encouraged to write the piece by director Louie Ingham and writer Lee Mattinson.


“I’ve performed the piece multiple times, but it means a lot to have its merit recognised as an individual piece of writing. Thank you for the opportunity. It’ll be a source of encouragement to fall back on when times get tough.”

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