Will Armstrong Headshot - Photo by Patch Bell

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Director, Actor, Comedian and Writer.


Will grew up in South West London, in the same suburb that both Keira Knightley and Julian Clary did; in many ways, he is their secret love child. Truthful and inventive with a touch of queer irreverence, Will is a multifaceted actor, director, comedian and writer.His work has been described as hilarious, enchanting, devastating, mildly amusing and rotten.

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For my acting CV and reels, head over to my Spotlight.

Will trained with the National Youth Theatre's 2021 REP company, and is an NYT emerging associate artist.

Praise for Will's performance in 'Animal Farm' in 2021...★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "…immaculately voiced by Will Armstrong who also does a simpering, comfort-loving pragmatic Mollie"
- sardinesmagazine.co.uk
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
- The Stage
★ ★ ★ ★ "Will Armstrong was excellent"
- therealchrisparkle.com

Photo by Ali Wright

Adeola Yemitan and Will Armstrong in 'Animal Farm'
Photo by Ali Wright

Photo by Rikki Beadle-Blair

Photo by Rikki Beadle-Blair

Praise for Will's performance in 'F. OFF' at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019, for which Will also designed and performed illusions...

★ ★ ★ ★ "queasily entertaining"
- The Times
- broadwaybaby.com
"radiates energy"
- edfestmag.com
- theplaysthethinguk.com

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Will has performed comedy with Soho Theatre, Pleasance and Underbelly. He was a finalist in the 2022 Max Turner prize for stand-up comedy.Will is also an adept improviser, having trained with the team behind Showstopper! The Improvised Musical and going on to devise cabaret with them.Will co-hosts the cult alternative comedy cabaret 'idiots. gay idiots.' as his posh bitch drag alter-ego Jennifer Schmennifer.

"London's Best Cliché-Free Drag Nights, 2022"
- Time Out

"Schmennifer stands out... she proves to be quick witted and commands the audience."
- The Reviews Hub

Photo by James Klug

Photo by James Klug

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Will directed Abby Russell's acclaimed character comedy show 'GUSH', which premiered at the Camden People's Theatre as part of the Calm Down Dear Festival 2022. The show went on to have successful runs at the Soho Theatre, Vault Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe in 2023.

Will directed Lyndon Chapman's 'Is The WiFi Good In Hell?' at Brixton House in July 2023.


"There is something cinematic about this production, something almost indescribable... nothing is left to chance, and what could have been a risky scene to pull off is done so exceptionally. Throughout Is The WiFi Good In Hell? director Will Armstrong utilises to great effect a somewhat cinematic approach to unpack Dev's narrative, doing so with a skill and sophistication that is rarely seen outside of one of the bigger West End theatres. One thinks of Ian Rickson's staging of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem, less cinematic but almost on the verge through the use of sound, music and movement. Here Armstrong takes advantage of the blank space, uses minimal set and props and connects, deeply, to Chapman as a writer and performer."- The New Current

Lyndon Chapman in 'Is The WiFi Good In Hell?'
Photos by Charles Flint Photography and The Other Richard

Will's other projects include Simon Castle's 'Changeling' at the Nottingham Playhouse and 'The Climate Cabaret' with the National Youth Theatre, filmed in 2022.

Photo by James Klug

Simon Castle, Abby Vicky-Russell and Will Armstrong in rehearsals for 'Changeling' - Photo by James Klug

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