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Karen from Yew Tree stars in BBC drama

Karen Rohal

From Yew Tree to Manhattan to the BBC.

West Bromwich-born actress Karen Johal has travelled the world working professionally in theatre, film and television.

Karen hails from Yew Tree and has performed on stage at the world renowned Carnegie Hall and also played the lead role of “Una” in David Harrower’s Tony award winning play – Blackbird.

We can’t wait to catch Karen in the new BBC programme Phoenix Rise, launching in 2023.

Phoenix Rise is set in a West Midlands school and follows a diverse group of teens who are taking their first tentative steps back into mainstream education after being excluded.