Elizabeth Littlewood was a junior exhibitioner at the Guildhall studying cello and piano, and whilst there she won the string prize. She then studied singing, piano and jazz piano on the graduate course. During this time she formed a 5 part a-capella vocal harmony group, sang in the Guildhall Jazz Singers and did a two year certificate in acting at Goldsmiths. After she left Guildhall she was in the indie/pop group Jim Jiminee, touring and making television appearances and videos. She then left to do a post graduate acting course at Guilford School of Acting and Dance. Since then she has balanced teaching and performing.
She has taught and been a visiting lecturer at Central School of Speech and Drama, London School of Musical Theatre, Bretton Hall, Goldsmiths, Pimlico Special Music School, Zip Theatre School, French Woods Performing Arts Camp, New York and many other institutions. Many of her students are now working in the profession as well as teaching, including two members of the BRIT School staff.
Performances include work in music and theatre working with Leitmotif Opera, Hampton Garden Opera, Opera Europa, Opera Holland Park, British Youth Opera, Opera Lyrica and London Baroque Opera. Theatre work includes Lady Booby in Joseph Andrews (at the Young Vic) Moti Roti at the Lift Festival and Ralf Ralf at the Royal Court Theatre. Musical directing and directing includes a production of The Selfish Giant for which she composed the music, Dido and Aeneus, West Side Story and the Rocky Monster Show.