A Balham actor has described how Wandsworth continues to inspire her creative side.

Nell Bradbury, 27, recently moved to Balham. Since her move she regularly goes to Wandsworth Common to run lines.

She said: "I live really close to Wandsworth Common and I often practice my lines in front of a tree - people must think I am mad. Its great to live so close to such a beautiful green space. I also joined a gym and regularly work out or do yoga - staying fit is important for an actor."

Nell, who joined Shakes Scene Shakespeare Theatre, after finished drama school in 2016 will be starting in Taming of the Shrew in October.

She said: "The play is performed in a queue script, where we only see the last two to three lines from the previous passage of speech. This is a great way to perform as it makes the show more raw and its different any day.

"It allows for improvisation and makes it more realistic. This often means that we connect more with the audience and neither the actors or audience know what to expect. It is an excellent way to perform Shakespeare."

Taming of the Shrew is a Shakespearian comedy Pertruchio, a young Italian man who wants to marry Katharina, a rich but unfriendly women.

"The plays final scene is a controversial, almost anti-feminist scene. It is important to highlight these issues and queue scripting is a great way to do this."

The play opens on October 8 at the Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden. It will show until October 13 and tickets can be bought by emailing boxoffice@tristanbatestheatre.co.uk or calling 0203 841 6611. Tickets start from £15 with concession tickets starting from £12.