Allyson Ava-Brown, born in the UK, is a reputed singer and actress, who is perhaps best known for her role of Beatrice in Bear Behaving Badly. Since 2018, she has been Angelica Schuyler in the West End production of Hamilton.
She has worked in several theatre projects and amassed many credits, most of which are – Baby Shelduck in Julia McKenzie’s Honk! The Ugly Duckling at the National Theatre; Mimi Marquez in Phil Wilmott’s Rent; Eponine in Matthew Ryan’s Les Miserables; title role in Joyce Brannagh’s Cinderella at the Watford Palace Theatre; Liz de Souza in Graham Devlin’s Passports to the Promised Land (Nitro Theatre Company); Georgina Big in Tim Supple’s The Villains Opera at the National Theatre; Joyce Lane in Josette Bushell-Mingo’s Simply Heavenly at the Trafalgar Studios/ATG; Bunny in Karl Howman’s Hairy Fairies (Fick Productions); Habibah/understudy Iras in Gregory Doran’s Anthony and Cleopatra at the RSC/West End/Tour; Goddess/understudy Francisco in Rupert Goold’s The Tempest at the RSC/West End/Tour; Caesar’s Servant/Calpurnia/understudy Portia in Sean Holmes’ Julius Caesar at the RSC/West End/Tour; Fantine in Trevor Nunn’s Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre/Cameron Mackintosh; Reno in Terry Johnson’s Reno (CMP Limited); Evilene/Glinda in Jossette Bushell Mingo’s The Wiz at the West Yorkshire Playhouse/Birmingham Rep; Monsa/Martha in Paul Robinson’s The Swallowing Dark at the Theatre 503/Liverpool Playhouse.
Allyson played the role of Harpo in Jack and the Beanstalk (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Astra in Carnival of the Animals (Riverside Studios); Halfbreed in Crowning Glory (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Celestine in Puss in Boots (Hackney Empire); Kitten in Snakes and Ladders (UK Tour); Nina Thaw in In Bed (Theatre Centre Works); Prunella in Beauty & the Beast (Theatre Royal Stratford East)
She acted as Sophie in Fraser Ayres’s Ambition to Live (One Umbrella Productions) and Queen Sherlock Holmes of India in Sherlock Holmes and the Living Dead (RSC).