Victoria began performing at the age of 3. As she grew up, Victoria tried a diverse range of dance styles from ballet to hip hop. She expanded on this, performing in many professional and semi-professional theatrical productions as a teenager. At university, Victoria participated in various productions at the Greenwood Theatre, such as Fame, and Hot Mikado ‘Pitti Sing’, then concluded her amateur run with touring productions of The Taming of the Shrew (2013), where she played the role of ‘Bianca’, and ‘Jacqueline’ in Moliere’s The Reluctant Doctor. Since then Victoria set up, and has been running Cyphers theatre company with Marcus J. Bazley, also performing in many Cyphers productions to date.
1. What’s your favourite scene or character from ‘Great Expectations’?
When Pip leaves Estella forever. It’s so poignant, and makes me cry every time!
2. What’s the last project you worked on?
The Cyphers Chekhov Double Bill (‘The Proposal’ and ‘The Boor’)
3. What’s the last book you read?
‘Villette’ by Charlotte Bronte
4. Not a lot of people know that I…
5. What really grinds your gears?
When people talk when watching a film.
You can hear Victoria Hamblen playing Estella / Mrs Joe in our upcoming radio adaptation of Great Expectations – broadcasting on The Blackshaw Arts Hourfrom Sunday 3rd January 2016.
Available to download or stream here.