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Petra Massey


Petra graduated with a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts at Middlesex University and trained with Philippe Gaulier and John Wright in London.

In 1996, she joined Swiss action theatre, Karl’s Kuhne Gassenchau (KKG) for Grand Paradis, S.T.E.I.N.B.R.U.C.H, and Stau. In 1999, Petra headlined with KKG on tour with Circus Knie. She starred in Cirque Images’ series Solstrom for Bravo TV and also performed in ZumanityAnother Side of Cirque du Soleil at the New York New York Hotel Casino, Las Vegas and at the Barbican in Office Party Xmas 2007, which transferred to the Pleasance London in 2011.

Petra starred in two seasons of the BBC comedy sci-fi Hyperdrive as regular crew member Sandstrom the enhanced human, and appears in Season 2 of Miranda. She also appears in Comedy Cuts and  Headcases for ITV.

Petra performed in Never Try this at Home with Told by An Idiot directed by Paul Hunter at Birmingham Rep, Traverse Edinburgh, Sheffield Studio and Soho Theatre. She was in The Bee, a production conceived by Japan’s celebrated director and playwright Hideki Noda in Paris, Luxembourg and Germany in 2014. Petra was also a member of Shakespeare’s Globe 2015 acting company, performing Mistress Overdone in Dominic Dromgoole’s Measure For Measure and Chorus Leader in Adele Thomson’s Oresteia. She is currently Currently starring as Boozy Skunkton, host of Spiegelworld’s Atomic Saloon at The Venetian, Las Vegas.

Petra has directed several productions including Wet Picnic, The Two Wrongies, Swank, Hijinx Theatre, Extant, Naive Dance, Slightly Fat Features, Likely Story and was slapstick consultant for the film installation Trip Hazard.

Last updated: 9th August 2023