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Writer / Performer

About me

I am an actor, comedian, writer and improviser who trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  

I make “smart and original absurdist comedy” (Three Weeks) 

My Acting CV includes theatre credits in the West End, at the National Theatre, No. 1 Tours and regional theatre, plus TV, radio, voiceover, audio and commercials.

As an improviser, I have been a core member of Olivier Award winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical for ten years, perform with Mischief Theatre in Mischief Movie Night, occasionally appear in Austentatious and have created my own show, These Folk, alongside Justin Brett.  

I have taken 5 acclaimed comedy shows to the Edinburgh Fringe. Along the way I gained some very nice reviews and people said things like “Harrison is a performer with depth and range; able to read the audience with the precision of an old hand….a fantastic character comedian” (Chortle) and “One of the most entertaining hours of the festival. I was truly blown away…really, really impressive indeed” ****1/2 (British Comedy Guide)

My solo shows ‘Creatures’ was the winner of a ThreeWeeks Editor’s Choice Award and was developed into a taster by Princess Productions.  “ razor sharp wit and apt social observation brilliantly displaced onto a surreal setting” **** (ThreeWeeks) 

I created and wrote my own characters for the BAFTA nominated CBBC sketch show ‘DNN’ (Definitely Not Newsround), and wrote my first short film, Seashore, which won Best Screenplay at Oxford International Short Film Festival.

I make online sketches some of which have been featured in The Poke, Buzzfeed and The Morning Star, and I have gone viral on Twitter and TikTok several times. I have also contributed to multi award winning, mind-bending audio show The Skewer (BBC Radio 4). The spoof musical sketch “Jackie Weaver the Musical” which I spearheaded with my Showstopper friends, was played on Front Row (BBC Radio 4).

I am writing multiple projects with my writing partner Lucy Trodd and am delighted to say that our script “Jump In!” was selected for further development in the British Comedy Guide Spring Sitcom Competition 2022. In addition, we have some exciting news coming up which we’re not allowed to talk about yet. 

During 2020, we wrote our first comedy drama ‘One Size Fits All’ which we then released into a mini webseries.

‘One Size Fits All’ was shortlisted for the Funny Women 2021 Awards. Our pilot script was selected for the top 13% of the BBC Comedy Writers Room Competition 2020, and shortlisted for the ERA 50:50 TellHerVision Writer’s Room Project 2020. 

As well as the exciting thing we can’t mention yet, Lucy and I are currently developing further projects including a musical ‘The Invisible Line’ originally R&D’d with support of the Omnibus Theatre in 202. We have a lot of ideas.