Kerrie Thomason is an actor, writer and dancer from Edinburgh. She holds a First Class Honours in Musical Theatre from Blackpool School of Creative Arts.
She was the principle part and solo dancer in Tim Key's ‘Single White Slut’. After a sold out run in the Pleasance Grand, Kerrie went on a UK tour, where she made her West End debut at the Duchess Theatre. The show garnered a transfer to The Melbourne Comedy Festival where she reprised her role. Since the show Tim has frequently collaborated with Kerrie on various projects.
In 2015 Kerrie founded the now highly successful comedy theatre company ‘Swipe Right Theatre’. To date they have created two five star shows. The first, a 90s pop musical entitled ‘2 Become 1’ boasted 3 sell-out Edinburgh Festival runs in consecutive years and in ever increasing capacity venues. The show then went on to sell out two London runs at The Kings Head Theatre.
Their follow up show, Screamphone debuted in 2019 to audience and critical acclaim. The spoof horror musical was directed by Edinburgh Award Nominated Tom Parry and gained a plethora of four & five star reviews. It is transferring to the Soho Theatre in Spring 2020 before embarking on a larger UK tour to follow.
Both shows incorporate musical theatre and comedy and are accessible, smart and show her versatility as a performer. She is a confident and skilled actress who often multi-roles, sings and dances.
On screen, Kerrie has featured in ITV’s “The Investigator”, a British Crime docu-drama which aired in April 2018, and is now currently airing on Netflix
Kerrie has recently been performing with House of Burlesque UK, and has completed a clowning course ran by Edinburgh Award nominee, Elf Lyons.
As a passionate and driven actress with teaching experience, Kerrie volunteers for ‘Scene And Heard’, a theatre based children’s charity. The volunteers help the children create pieces of theatre with drama and writing workshops. Kerrie has acted as both dramaturg and cast in the shows.
Kerrie is a fully proficient and professional stage manager, touring with companies all over the UK including (formerly) The Invisible Dot, Max & Ivan, Hysterical Women, The Saloon Boys and many more.