Subika studied Creative writing and English Language at the University of Gloucestershire and has taken numerous performing arts training courses.
Subika has previously appeared in ‘Julie at the National Theatre directed by Carrie Cracknell and earlier this year secured her first Television role as PC Nawaz across two episodes of BBC award winning soap ‘EastEnders’.
Subika has recently finished filming ‘After Love’ a British feature film directed by BAFTA Nominated Aleem Khan which secured her first feature film role.
Theatre includes: Present Laughter, Tonight at 8:30 (Chichester Festival Theatre), St George and the Dragon, Draw Me Close (National Theatre/Tribeca Film Festival/Young Vic), Emil and the Detectives, Greenland and Our Class (National Theatre); The War Has Not Yet Started (Theatre Royal Plymouth); Cyrano de Bergerac (Southwark Playhouse); The Hudsucker Proxy (Nuffield Theatre Southampton and Liverpool Everyman); Far Away and Red Demon (Young Vic); Jedermann (Salzburger Festspiele); The Empress and Othello (RSC); The Master and Margarita (Complicite/Barbican & international tour); A Dog’s Heart (Complicite/Opera House Amsterdam); Brief Encounter (Kneehigh/Birmingham Rep & Haymarket West End); A Matter of Life and Death (Kneehigh/National Theatre); Rough Magyck (Forkbeard Fantasy/RSC); Measure for Measure (Complicite/National Theatre & international tour); Red Demon (Tokyu Bunkamura); Strange Poetry(Complicite/LA Philharmonic); San Diego (Tron and Edinburgh Festival); Witness (Gate Theatre and BAC); Shockheaded Peter(Lyric Hammersmith, West Yorkshire Playhouse, national and international tour: Olivier Award for Best Entertainment); Nothing Lasts Forever (BAC); The Fear Show (ICA); The Lights Are On But Nobody’s Home (Royal Court Theatre); Obituary (ICA and Maubeuge International Festival France); Demon Lovers (Meeting Ground Theatre Company); House (Paines Plough/Salisbury Playhouse); Ron Koop’s Last Roadshow (BBC/Industrial & Domestic); Civic Monument (Serpentine Gallery and tour).
Television and film includes Dad’s Army, Holby City, ABC Murders, Some Candid Observations on the Eve of the End of the World, A Fantastic Fear of Everything, Alice, Chernobyl: Surviving Disaster, Casualty, Casanova, The Calcium Kid, Smack the Pony, Doctors, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Roadrunner, Rolf’s Animal Hairdressers, Bob and Margaret, Teletubbies, Suburban Psycho, The Pay Off, Great Britain, Medus.
Radio includes Pericles, The Gestapo Minutes, The Fireraisers.
Ellen is Artistic Director at the Gate Theatre. Previous credits at the Gate include – Dear Elizabeth (2019), Effigies of Wickedness (2018), The Unknown Island (2017) and Idomeneus (2014). Other credits include Our Town (Regents Open Air) and The Wolves (Stratford East); Othello (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at the Globe); the Lyric’s annual pantomime – Aladdin (2016) and Cinderella (2015); The Rolling Stone (Orange Tree Theatre and Manchester Royal Exchange); The Remains of Maisie Duggan (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); The Glass Menagerie (Headlong); Anna Karenina (Manchester Royal Exchange); Henry the Fifth (Unicorn Theatre); Glitterland (Secret Theatre/Lyric Hammersmith) and Ivan and the Dogs (Actors Touring Company/Soho Theatre) – nominated for an Olivier Award.
Ellen was formerly part of the Secret Theatre Company at the Lyric Hammersmith. She trained as an assistant to Katie Mitchell and Marianne Elliott. She was awarded an International Artists’ Development Award (ACE/British Council) in 2012.