Letty Butler

Letty is one of the co-founders of Kurious Arts. She’s also a writer, performer and producer. 

Like most creatives, Letty is a bit of a jack-of-all-trades but the one consistency throughout her career has been writing. It stemmed from a love of books as a child (rumour has it, her first word was ‘story’). 

Letty grew up in Sheffield and went to Leeds University to read English Literature & Theatre Studies. As an undergraduate she wrote and directed four plays, one of which was subsequently workshopped at The Young Vic. Unfortunately she caught the acting bug, which resulted in a two year stint at LAMDA, for a second degree in Acting. It was here she met her future ‘comedy wife’ Lucy Pearman, with whom she formed double act LetLuce in 2011. She spent the next ten years living and working as an actress & comedienne in London, and is represented by United Agents. 

LetLuce co-wrote and performed three shows for the Edinburgh Fringe, the last of which transferred to the Soho Theatre in 2015. They made two short films in 2017, both of which were selected for Aesthetica & LOCO. Sadly LetLuce split up in 2017 when Lucy decided to go solo. Luckily, Letty won a scholarship to do an MA in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University so she thought it was a sign from the universe, because she’s a bit like that. It was during the course she started writing her first novel which she hopes to have ‘agent-ready’ by October 2019. 

The temporary relocation to Sheffield became permanent in 2018, when she realised how much the city had changed culturally, and that the creative scene was on the brink of exploding. Naturally, she wanted to muscle in, so she decided to buy a little flat in town. All she needs now is a cat.

Letty co-founded Kurious Arts in 2019, when she started working for Kollider. She’s unspeakably excited about helping to pin Sheffield firmly on the cultural map by bringing the Kurious vision to life.