I am a writer, maternal health activist, performer and director/facilitator of creative projects.

I was born in Hertfordshire. Some people think I have a Northern twang. Northerners don’t think that. They think I might be Australian. You can judge for yourself below and view my most recent acting CV here.

As an actor

The bug bit pretty early. I rushed home in great excitement when I was five to tell my parents I was going to be ‘townspeople’ in the school play.
I’ve done a wide range of acting work in a variety of venues, including Shakespeare in a shopping centre, comedy on a plane and storytelling in a toilet. For reviews of my solo show ‘Cheer Up, It Might Never Happen’ at The Nightingale, Brighton and The Camden People’s Theatre, London,click here. I also performed regularly with The Black Sheep, including Holy Days at the Soho and FairLy Tales at the Lyric Hammersmith and Edinburgh 2002.
As an improviser, I co-founded Fluxx which presented character-led long-form work, performing nationally and internationally. I created the children’s show The Quest!, which premiered at Warwick Arts Centre as part of Shifti and was programmed for The Hackney Empire Spice Festival (2006). It was then performed in Pennsylvania with an American cast. See ‘The Quest Improv’ page on Facebook.
Film work has included promos for UKTV Food (Living TV), directed by Brian West, the lead in Relent for Frank Films, Hooded for Silvertown films and a video for the band Embrace, directed by John Hillcoat.

From ‘The Bath’

Gwendolen ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Photo: Natalya Chagrin

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As a comedian

I have worked with several sketch groups and gigged on the circuit in London and Brighton. My two main comic personas are Mary Christmas and Margo Crabstick. I reached the Funny Women final in 2006, playing the Comedy Store as Margo; an alcoholic, lecherous Edinburgh Festival reviewer and the Funny Women showcases (Assembly Rooms/Underbelly) at Edinburgh, wearing a bullet-proof vest as protection from the venom of all the alcoholic, lecherous reviewers.

Margo Crabstick

Mary Christmas

Sketch Club

More comedy info can be found here.

As a writer/ director/facilitator

I set up and run Mothers UncoveredIt is a creative support network for mothers and the main project for my charity Livestock.
I compiled and edited ‘The Secret Life of Mothers’ created from interviews with mothers and writings about their experiences, with foreword by Caroline Lucas, MP and present a podcast of the same name. I have written articles for several publications, including The Guardian and Mumsnet.

My work on maternal peer support and recognition of matrescence has also appeared on the British Psychological Society website, Canary and academic journals, as well as being interviewed for Matrescence by Lucy Jones. I set up a specific website for organisations using maternal peer support www.matrescence.uk  around the county to be added to and started mentoring sessions for mothers to build their confidence.

I advocated for the universal credit changes to work requirements for single parents earlier this year, gaining a significant amount of traction on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@maggiegordonwalker I have spoken at many events: Brighton University, IWD, Maternal Mental Health Alliance, Hope10 in Parliament and been interviewed by BBC Southeast, ITV Meridian and Tortoise.

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