Victoria Blunt

Victoria Blunt

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Victoria is a Nottingham born actress and 2015 graduate of The Oxford School of Drama. Before training she toured various small-scale classical productions across Europe and Japan as well as performing stand up comedy as character act Jeanette throughout the London open mic scene.  Victoria still writes and films short comedy sketches on her website, www.victoriablunt.com  and will make her TV debut in Channel 5/Netflix improvised comedy series Borderline this summer.

Since leaving drama school Victoria has shown herself to be incredibly versatile; perfecting character roles such as the scruffy ladette Benvolio (Romeo and Juliet) and bossy Maria (Twelfth Night) for the Watermill Theatre, and then on to a leading lady as the polished Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost for the Oxford Shakespeare Company.  She multi roles well, switching effortlessly from Eleanor to Lisa as understudy for Terry Johnson’s Dead Funny on the West End.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Watermill Theatre

Victoria Blunt gives a show-stealing, scenery-chewing turn as Bottom, balancing daft comic chops with swaggering charisma, careening between egotism and idiocy.
The Stage

Bottom as a woman? Victoria Blunt’s beaming, expansive Northern lass, channelling Victoria Wood, Gracie Fields and with simply her own delightful sense of fun, make it hard for me to imagine a male Bottom now.
Whats On Stage

Victoria Blunt was brilliant as Bottom, switching from broad Lancashire to a booming Gielgud parody as the most thespish of the ‘rude mechanicals’
Spy In The Stalls

Victoria Blunt’s fiercely funny Bottom is an equally bracing breath of fresh air that reveals an effortless gift for comedy
Ought To Be Clowns

Romeo and Juliet – Watermill Theatre

Blunt shows enormous promise for the future
Judi Herman – WhatsOnStage

In a stand out performance, her Benvolio transforms from a from a macho, hard-drinking lad into a level-headed, supportive man.
Giles Woodforde – The Oxford Times

Benvolio (Victoria Blunt) and Mercutio (Peter Mooney) were fantastic – getting the light and shade in their parts just right and sparking off each other brilliantly.
Sarah Prior, Muddy Stilettos

Love’s Labour’s Lost – Oxford Shakespeare Company

Blunt transforms from country girl to Princess with huge success
Chris Gray, The Oxford Times

A delightful staging of Shakespeare’s comedy… sharply paced, very funny
Dominic Cavendish, Critics Choice The Telegraph