Alexandra is a professional actor, writer and theatre-maker. She has a Masters in Acting from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Warwick. A skilled character actor with a flare for comedy, Alexandra has experience working with classical texts, devising new work, and screen acting. Her recent acting work includes Apricity Theatre's The Breach at the Rondo Theatre, Alma Tavern and Cotswold Playhouse, and Definitely Louise at the Warren, Brighton and the Rose Theatre, Edinburgh. 

Alexandra's writing for stage has been selected for numerous new writing and scratch performances. Her comedy monologue Saint Jude performed at the Other Room, Cardiff and the Drayton Arms in early 2020. Her full-length one woman show MONSTROUS is due to perform as part of the 2021 Brighton Fringe.

As well as creating and performing her own work, Alexandra writes as a critic of theatre, film and television for the reviewing platform Within Her Words and her own self managed blog Confessions Of A Five Foot Two Actress.

Latest work...

Over lockdown, Alexandra was commissioned to create an original audio drama as part of Wassail Theatre's Connecting Communities project. Gallivanting Goblins is a family friendly tale that explores the history and folklore of the Somerset town of Frome, encouraging its audience to getting in touch with the natural world around them. It is available to listen for free as a podcast via Spotify and Anchor FM.

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Promotional image from Alexandra Ricou's one woman show, MONSTROUS. Photo by Tammy Jacqueline.