Acting Bio

Savannah is probably best known for playing Glinda in the West End production of Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre for almost 3 years and 1,000 performances, leaving the show in September 2016. Recently, she played Guenevere in Camelot at the London Palladium for the LMTO. She also completed work on the HBO film My Dinner with Hervé playing Rothstein’s Secretary and as Anna Cole on BBC’s Holby City.

 

She trained at The Guildford School of Acting, winning a scholarship to the three-year degree course and graduating with First Class Honours in Performance and the Principals Award. Prior to this, she was accepted to join the prestigious National Youth Music Theatre.

 

Previously, she played Sybil Evers in the stage adaptation of Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire. The production transferred from Hampstead theatre to the West End in summer 2012 and played at the Gielgud theatre. It was nominated for 5 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Play.

 

She has been involved in workshops for new stage adaptations including Hugo by Brian Selznick, Evelyn Waugh's The Loved One and Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

 

She workshopped the Lincoln Centre's production of  Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown in London, playing Paulina, directed by Barlett Sher and The Navigator a new musical directed by Michael Vivian.

 

Early in her career, Savannah made West End headlines when she played the iconic role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind, directed by Sir Trevor Nunn, with no rehearsal. Savannah was understudy to the role but had not yet been rehearsed. She stepped in for the matinee performance opposite Pop Idol's Darius Danesh as Rhett Butler the day after opening night. She played to standing ovations and rave reviews for her following performances.

 

Since that time, Savannah has gone on to play leading roles both on stage and screen, including creating the role of Cinderella in the world premiere of Simply Cinderella opening Leicester's new £60million Curve Theatre. She played Kate Croy in the play The Wings of the Dove opposite Susannah York and seasons at The West Yorkshire Playhouse and The Royal and Derngate Theatres.

 

She was chosen after worldwide auditions to play Mary, Mother of Jesus in the new film version of The New Testament for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which was filmed on location in the USA.

 

She was in the Original Cast of Mary Poppins at The Prince Edward Theatre directed by Sir Richard Eyre and worked with Sir Trevor Nunn again on The Menier Chocolate Factory's major revival of Aspects of Love by Andrew Lloyd-Webber. Guest roles in episodes of television dramas include Emmerdale, Doctors, Casualty, Playing The Field and Peak Practice. She has also been in numerous television commercials.

 

Savannah can be heard on the original cast recordings for Mary Poppins (Disney/Cameron Macintosh) and the concept album for Love Never Dies the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd-Webber.