Naomi Paxton

Naomi is an actress, performer, researcher and writer.

With Scary Little Girls:  Stage Rights! a Living Literature Walk; How Do I Love Thee?; Actresses’ Franchise League Celebration; 1000 Journeys; and as Ada Campe: The Riot Showgrrrls Club and Mother Mae I.

After completing a degree in Drama at Goldsmiths College, she trained in Acting at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and has appeared in the West End and on tour in the UK and Internationally. A passionate and versatile performer, Naomi has a diverse and interesting CV. As a longstanding ensemble member for the comedy podcasts Traces of Nuts and Dr Sin’s Laughter Zone Naomi has appeared in live sketch shows and recordings in London and on tour. Other radio work includes Doctor Who: Cryptobiosis for BBC/Big Finish and Comedy Spinners for Channel 4 Radio.

As part of comedy magic double act ‘Malcolm Marvelle and the Lovely Rita’ between 2005-7, Naomi performed at magic and comedy nights across London and hosted Late Night Magic at the Jermyn Street Theatre for four seasons. Since 2008 she has been performing solo as ‘Ada Campe’ at stand up, magic and cabaret nights all over London and the UK . Ada Campe has appeared at Femmes by the Thames, What The Frock, Stand Up For Women, Momentum Magic and The Riot Showgrrrls Club.

Naomi was the first Actor in Residence at Christ’s Hospital School, West Sussex. She also spent five consecutive summers in Romania working in state run orphanages, developing a drama workshop programme that uses puppetry to facilitate communication and creative work with non-speaking, autistic spectrum young people. Currently, Naomi is an Actor/Trainer for Extreme Psychiatry at King’s College, London and also teaches first and second year undergraduates in the Drama Department of the University of Manchester.

Naomi produced Knickerbocker Glories, a season of one-act suffrage plays, at the Union Theatre in 2010 and is a PhD student at the University of Manchester researching the Actresses’ Franchise League. She is the editor of The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays, which was published in January 2013.