Mercè Ribot is a trilingual actress originally from Barcelona. She trained at East 15 Acting School on the acclaimed Contemporary Theatre Course and has been based in London since 2005. In addition to her freelance career, Mercè is Co-Artistic Director of Little Soldier Productions, a critically-acclaimed international theatre company using devising and physical comedy to create work that ranges from laugh out loud comedy to heartfelt autobiography.

She specialises in physical theatre and clown but has worked with classic text and puppetry on a number of occasions. She has developed work under the direction of celebrated theatre makers Paul Hunter, Josette Bushell-Mingo, Urusla Martinez, Ben Kidd, Aitor Basauri, Bryony Shanahan and Jaz Woodcock-Stewart. Mercè has performed at the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, Everyman Theatre Liverpool, Birmingham Rep, The Bush Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Soho Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, HOME Manchester and Theatre Royal Plymouth, among others.

In addition to leading workshops for Told by an Idiot, Mercè regularly teaches at East 15 Acting School both on the BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre and BA International courses. As well as teaching clown and devising modules, she’s directed Lorca’s Yerma, Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author and Beckett’s short plays. With Little Soldier, she has also taught modules at Rose Bruford College (Collaborative Theatre Making MA/MFA), East 15 (BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre), Edge Hill, Leeds University, City of London School for Girls and Theatre Royal Plymouth (Our Space), among others.