Alison trained as an actress at The Drama Centre London and has played leading roles in classical and contemporary plays including Miss Hoyden in ‘The Relapse’, Vladimir in ‘Waiting for Godot’, Polly Peachum in ‘The Threepenny Opera’, Dolly in ‘You Never Can Tell’, Bess in ‘The Fair Maid of The West’, Kate Hardcastle in ‘She Stoops To Conquer’, Clotilde in La Parisienne, and, more recently, Mrs Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Lynn in 'Invisible Me'.
For The RSC she was in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘Richard 111’, ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’, ‘Downchild’ and ‘Crimes in Hot Countries’ by Howard Barker and ‘Today’ by Robert Holman, travelling with the company to LA and New York to play Tilda Price and The Infant Phenomenon in ‘Nicholas Nickleby’, directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. She also performed her one woman play ‘Tussy’, adapted from the letters of Eleanor Marx, as part of the Not the RSC Fringe Festival in Stratford, Newcastle and at the Almeida and King’s Head Theatres in London.
Alison has worked in film and TV, appearing most recently in 'Small Mercies', 'Coffee Shops and The Occasional Bah mitzvah' and 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'.
As a writer, Alison has had plays read at The Royal Exchange in Manchester and RADA, and her short plays, ‘Small Mercies’ and ‘Lovebirds’ were included in new writing showcases at The Etcetera Theatre and The Southwark Playhouse. Her first screenplay, ‘Small Inclusions’ was optioned by Kudos Film and TV who commissioned her to write ‘Terezin’. She has been commissioned by The BBC and Midwest Media and wrote 'Cotton Wool' for Channel Four/Kismet Films. She has several films in development including a family animation, 'Elephant!’, 'Twenty Four Little Hours’ and 'How to Build A Den.' She has recently completed a TV pilot, ‘Exec’, and is currently working on a TV series set in 1979. Her play, 'If You Can't Say Something Nice', is in development following a rehearsed reading at RADA.
Alison has been a consultant for the learning disability charity LD Media and has taken Shakespeare into prisons with the London Shakespeare Workshop. She has also been a ‘Write To Life’ mentor.
She is married, has two children and a dog and lives in London.