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Lynette Faye

Lynette
Faye

Height: 170 cm

Hair Colour: Ash Blonde

Eye Colour: Gray

Bio

Throughout a career in media, which spans over two decades, Lynette Fay has established herself as a well known broadcaster, writer and producer, with exceptional storytelling skills, warmth, music knowledge, and commitment to excellence.

Lynette began her career in radio, where her passion for connecting with audiences through compelling narratives quickly set her apart. Over the years, she has developed and hosted numerous successful radio shows, gaining a loyal listener base and growing audiences to critical acclaim. A fluent Irish speaker, her ability to engage with a diverse audience on a range of topics from women’s issues, maternal health, mental health, to sport, wellbeing, music, to cultural heritage, has been a hallmark of her career. Her work is characterized by insightful, well researched interviews, and a genuine connection with her audience.
Her expertise extends beyond radio to television, digital media and hosting live events. She is a trusted live TV anchor, has produced and presented several documentaries. With the ability to quickly move from subjects of light to shade, Lynette is also in high demand as an event host, hosting conferences, concerts, public interviews. She works regularly as stadium MC in Croke Park during the GAA Championship season.

Lynette is interested in people and their stories, their experiences. She is dedicated to using her platform to champion Irish music, women, and to highlight important issues. Her goal is to continue creating content that not only entertains but also educates and inspires her audience.

 

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Judith McSpadden

Judith
McSpadden

Height: 162cm

Hair Colour: Blond(e) - Medium

Eye Colour: Blue

Playing Age: 45 - 55 Years

Bio

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, London, MA Voice Studies, 2000-2002
Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, London, PG Dip Voice Studies, 1995-1996
Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, Diploma in Acting, 3 years, 1989-1992

Credits

ABIGAIL’S PARTY
Stage – Angela
Theatre Clwyd : Fiona Buffini

MACBETH
Stage – Ross, Witch, Fleance and Young Siward
Shakespeare & Co. : Tina Packer

CLYBOURNE PARK
Stage – Bev and Kathy
Said & Done : Gillian Lemon

PETER PAN
Stage – Curly
Birmingham Rep : Anthony Clark

PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD
Stage – Sara Tansey
Birmingham Rep : Anthony Clark

MR A’S AMAZING MAZE PLAYS
Stage – Suzy
Royal National Theatre : Alan Ayckbourn

THE JOURNEY OF MARY KELLY
Stage – The Boy Morgan
Theatr Clwyd : Terry Hands

ORLANDO
Stage – Writer
Event Horizon Theatre Co : Will Hammond

SUNDAY
Television Movie – Hospital Receptionist
Sunday Productions : Charles McDougall

AS YOU LIKE IT
Stage – Jacques
Shakespeare & Co. : Tony Simotes

LANGUAGE THAT SHAPED A WORLD
Stage – Various Roles
Shakespeare & Co. : Kevin Coleman

THE VIEW BEYOND
Stage – Spirit of Light
Shakespeare & Co. : John Hadden

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Stage – Martha Cratchit and Lily Fezziwig
Theatr Clwyd : Terry Hands

RAPE OF THE FAIR COUNTRY
Stage – Edwina
Theatr Clwyd : Tim Baker

THE BOYS OF SUMMER
Stage – Rose
Old Red Lion : Ken McClymont

JOYRIDERS
Stage – Maureen
Birmingham Rep : Joanna Read

ROUGH
Stage – Gay
Birmingham Rep : Anthony Clark

DREAMS FOM A SUMMER HOUSE
Stage – Mel
Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round : Alan Ayckbourn

Skills

Accents & Dialects
Native: Belfast
High standard: American-Midwest, American-Standard, Estuary English, Glasgow, Irish-Southern, Lancashire, Liverpool, RP

Languages
High standard: English

Music & Dance
Skilled: Flute, Mezzo-Soprano

Other Skills
Dialect Coach, Nurse (qualified), Workshop Leader (Acting)

Performance
Highly skilled: Radio Drama
Skilled: Actor-Singer

Sports
Highly skilled: Aikido, Fitness Instructor (qualified), Martial Arts Instructor, Running
Skilled: Cycling

Vehicle Licences
Car Driving Licence

Voice Over
Highly skilled: Voice Acting, Voice Coach (professional), Voice Over, Voice Over + Home Studio

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Female

Clare Gray

Clare
Gray

Height: 168cm

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Hazel

Playing Age: 29-36 Years

Credits

2023 THE PANTOMIME ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN
Pantomime Role:Starkey
Crossroads
Director: Ed Curtis

2023 DINOSAUR
Television
Riole:Drunk Woman
Two Brothers/BBC3
Director: Niamh McKeown

2023 SNOW WHITE
Pantomime
Role: Lavinia
Crossroads
Director: Ed Curtis

2022 BLUE LIGHTS
Television
Role: Rachel
Two Cities
Director: Gilles Bannier

2022 OUTLANDER
Television
Role: Feral Mother
Starz
Director: Joss Agnew

2021 SLEEPING BEAUTY
Pantomime
Role: Narcissa
Crossroads Pantomimes

2021 WHO RUNS THE WORLD
Television
Role: Celebrity Chef and Wine Taster
BBC
Director: Michelle Owen

2020 LIONS OF LISBON
Rehearsed Reading
Role: Cathy
Fair Pley
Dirctor: Martin McCardie

2020 SKETCH
Comedy
Role: Mary Queen of Scots
Wits Her face
Director: Maureen Carr

2019 GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS
Pantomime
Role: Mummy Bear
QDOS
Director: Ed Curtis

2019 THE BENNY LYNCH STORY
Stage
Role: Mary Frances /Narrator
Dapper Productions
Director: Steven Duffy

2018 CINDERELLA
Pantomime
Role: Ruth/Ugly Sister
QDOS
Director: Ed Curtis

2018 RIVER CITY
Television
Role: Caz
BBC
Director: Paulette Randall, Siri Rodnes

2017 ARMCHAIR DETECTIVES
Television
Role: Jenny Hawk
Tiger Aspect
Director: Martin Smith

2016 FUNNY HOW?
Comedy
Sketch Show – numerous characters
Role: Wits Her Face
Morag Fullerton, Maureen Carr

2016 MACBRAVEHEART
Stage
Role: Witch /St Andrew
Fair Pley
Director: Philip Differ

2016 MARGARET SKINNIDER – REBEL HEART
Rehearsed Reading
Role: Norah
Fair Pley
Director: Sarah McCardie

2016 SILVER THREADS
Stage
Role: Hannah McKenzie
Fair Pley
Director: Philip Differ

2016 THE CALTON TO CATALONIA
Rehearsed Reading
Role: Janet
Fair Pley
Director: Martin McCardie

2016 TOMMY’S HONOUR
Feature Film
Role: Waitress
Gutta Percha Productions
Director: Jason Connery

2016 WE THREE
Short Film
Role: Daughter
Director: Denise Mina Rosie Toner

2015 ALLAN STEWARTS BIG BIG VARIETY SHOW
Stage
Role: Margaret Hastings
Kings Theatre Edinburgh
Director: Allan Stewart

2014 VENICE BIENNALE – TURNER PRIZE WINNER
Documentary
Role: Girl
The Common Guild
Director: Duncan Campbell

2014 COLOUR CODED
Music Video
Role: Love Interest
Shootback
Director: Stuart Breadner

2014 KARINA
Short Film
Role: Karina
Blazebuster Production
Director: Michelle Craig

2014 THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMSON
Feature Film
Role: Doreen
Sigma Films
Director: Robert Carlyle

2014 TWENTY:TWENTY
Short Film
Role:Hannah
Live Stream
Director: John Quinn

2014 WASTED TIME
Feature Film
Role: Charlene
Shooters Media
Directeor: Stuart Davids

2013 A BIT OF A DICK WHITTINGTON
Pantomime
Director
A Play, a Pie and a Pint
Clare Gray

2013 WOOLLY AND TIG
Television
Role: Nursery Teacher
Tattiemoon
Director: Brian Jameson

2012 SLEEPING BEAUTY INSOMNIA
Stage
Role: Sleeping Beauty
Play Pie Pint
Director: Graham Eatough

2012 SUPPLY
Stage
Role: Chelsea
Play Pie Pint
Director: Emma Callander

2011 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Stage
Role: Peaseblossom
A Play, A Pie & A Pint
Directeor: Andy Gray

2011 GARROWS LAW
Television
Role: Murder Victim
BBC
Director: Peter Lydon

2011 IN HER SHOES
Short Film
Role: Freya
Shooters Media
Director: David Hayman

Skills

Accents & Dialects
Native: Glasgow

High standard:
Aberdeen, American-California, American-New York, Belfast, Central Scottish, Dundee, English-Standard, Irish-Northern, Leeds, London, Manchester, RP, Yorkshire

Languages
Native: English

Music & Dance
Skilled: Singing (general)

Other Skills:
Assistant Stage Manager (ASM), Bartender, Improvisation

Performance
Highly skilled: Comedy

Voice Over
Skilled: Voice Over

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Female

Debbie Johnston

Debbie
Johnston

Height: 153cm

Hair Colour: Blonde

Eye Colour: Hazel

Playing Age: 45-55 Years

Bio

Debbie has trained with the The Shelley Lowry School, Belfast where she gained a Distinction in the RSL PAA Screen Acting Exam. Debbie’s first professional film credit was in ‘Worlds Apart’, and also obtained her first theatre credit in ‘A Mother’s Love’ at The Sanctuary Theatre, Belfast, directed by Nathan D Martin. Debbie has also recently completed a run of ‘Titanic’ written by Stewart Love at The Sanctuary Theatre, Belfast, directed by Chris Darcy.

Experience

Nov 23 Behind Closed Doors – Lucy Richmond – Belfast Film Club

Nov 23 The Unfinished Playlist – Grief Therapist – Belfast Film Club

Nov 23 A Mother’s Love Patricia Alexander – Dark Forest Theatre Production – The Sanctuary Theatre

Nov 23 Leapfrog – Fiona Boudreaux – QUB Student Short

Oct 23 Autumn Couple’s Getaway – Lead Female – Little Blue Planet Media – The Faithlegg Hotel

Aug 23 Worlds Apart – Older Woman – Archer Productions – Dementia

Aug 23 Abbey Autoline – Client at Hairdresser – Street Monkey

Training

September 2022 – date: Acting Classes – The Shelley Lowry School, Belfast
August 2023 – Drama Workshop – Mary-Ellen O’Hara (Casting Director)
October 2023 – Script Analysis Workshop – Ben Cogan (Casting Director)

Skills

Accents: Northern Irish, American-Standard,  RP.

Skills: Driving, Own Car, Skiing, Archery, Trampolining, Canoe, Running, Yoga.

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Walter Nwanja

Walter
Nwanja

Height: 188cm

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Bio

I am a passionate, adaptable, and eager aspiring actor looking to break into the industry. I am currently studying at the Identity School of Acting, I am happy and willing to take on any role in order to build my experience and portfolio.

Skills

Languages 
Native : French 

High standard : English

Sports

Skilled : Boxing, Football, Rugby, Tennis

Vehicle Licences : Full Car Driving Licence

Training

Fundamentals of Acting / Identity School of Acting / Online classes / Currently in 4th term.

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Male

Peter Heenan

Peter
Heenan

Height: 172cm

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Hazel

Playing Age: 20-30 Years

Bio

Originally from Belfast, Peter has been based in London since graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2019. Peter is currently appearing in ‘Rogue Agent’ starring James Norton and Gemma Arterton (Streaming on Netflix), ‘Mandrake’ (Streaming on Shudder) and the Irish Film & TV Award winning short film, ‘Rough’

Theatre

Huno – The Other Room – Dir. Dan Jones

The Grimm Hotel – Hansel – Cahoots – Dir. Paul Bosco McEneaney

Blackout – James – Lyric Theatre – Dir. Philip Crawford

Hundred Percent Positive Wellness – Dylan – Richard Burton Company – Dir. Rachel Valentine Smith

Loam – Alex Anchor – Richard Burton Company and Royal Court – Dir. Donnacadh O’Briain

Therese Raquin – Camille – Richard Burton Company – Dir. Patricia Logue

Rage – Brother, Grinning Boy – Richard Burton Company – Dir. Elle While

Spring Awakening – Mr. Gabor, Sunstroke, Baldbelly, Lollipop – Richard Burton Company – Dir. Caroline Byrne

Twelfth Night – Sebastian, Valentine – RWCMD – Dir. Patricia Logue

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Mechanical – RWCMD – Dir. Simon Reeves

The Burial – Lennon – Tinderbox Theatre Company – Dir. Don McCamphill

Film & TV

Stranger with a Camera – Feature Film – Dir. Oorlagh George

Rogue Agent – Feature Film – Dir. Adam Patterson & Declan Lawn

Mandrake – Feature Film – Dir. Lynne Davison

Rough – Short Film – Dir. Adam Patterson & Declan Lawn

Eco Docs – Short Film – Dir. Erin Hoey

Night Before – Dir. Ross McClean

Hope Street – TV – Dir. Amy Coop

Qualifications

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama BA (Hons) Acting, 3 years, 2016-2019

Skills

Full (Clean) UK Car Driving Licence.

Sports: 

Basic: Yoga; Swimming; Cycling; Horse riding.

Stage Combat:

Academy of Performance Combat – Basic: Rapier & Dagger (1st); Single Sword (1st); Unarmed (1st) Intermediate: Single Sword (L1st); Knife (L1st); Staff (1st).

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Gary Trainor

Gary
Trainor

Height: 172cm

Hair Colour: Light/Mid Brown

Eye Colour: Blue

Playing Age: 30-40 Years

Bio

Gary recently played Strickland in Back To The Future at The Adelphi -where he has also played many performances as Doc Brown.
Best Supporting Actor – Nathan Rothschild – ‘Rothschild & Sons’ (Park Theatre): “Gary Trainor is superb as wildcard son Nathan” WhatsOnStage; “@garytra’s impetuous Nathan is also terrific” @New Journal.
Dewey Finn – School of Rock – New London Theatre: “Take a rock star bow Gary Trainor ’cause you really rocked tonight in @OfficialALW ‘s @SchoolOfRockUK” Baz Bamigboye, 31/10/16.

Theatre

2023 BACK TO THE FUTURE
Role: Strickland (Doc Brown cover)
Company: Colin Ingram
Director: John Rando

2022 TONY (THE TONY BLAIR ROCK OPERA)
Role: Gordon Brown/Saddam Hussein
Company: Finsbury Park Theatre
Director: Peter Rowe

2019 SCHOOL OF ROCK
Role: Dewey Finn
Company: TROIKA / RUG
USA Tour

2018 ROTHSCHILD & SONS
Role :Nathan Rothschild
Company: Park Theatre, London
Director: Jeffrey B. Moss

2017 SCHOOL OF ROCK
Role: Dewey Finn (original London cast)
Company: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group
Director: Laurence Connor / JoAnn M. Hunter

2016 BEAUTIFUL
Role: Donnie Kirshner (original London Cast)
Director: Marc Bruni / Josh Prince / Derek McLane

POTTED POTTER
Role:Jeff (Co Lead)
Company: James Seabright Ltd
Australia and New Zealand -World Tour

BUDDY
Role: Hipockets Duncan, Murray Deutch, MC at Clearlake
Company: Musicals on Tour Ltd, UK No 1 Tour
Director: Matt Salisbury / Richard Porter

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION-WYNDHAMS THEATRE
Role: Ensemble U/S Heywood, Rico.
Company: David Ian, Breda Cashe, Pat Moylan Paul Elliott
Director: Peter Sheridan

PROPHESY – PUBLIC THEATRE NEW YORK
Role: Man 1
Company: UK/US Exchange (Old Vic New Voices)
Director: Gemma Fairlie

FRANKENSTEIN, THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER
Percy Shelley/Victor Frankenstein
Compamy: Dorset Corset (UK TOUR)
Director: Helen Davis

THIS IS NOT THE END
Role: Nile
Company: Old Vic New Voices (24 Hour Plays)
Director: Natalie Ibu

STONES IN HIS POCKETS
Role: Charlie
Company: Mark Goucher Ltd (UK and Ireland Tour)
Director: David Bownes

THE OXFORD PASSION
Role: Andrew
Company: Creation Theatre Company
Director: Charlotte Conquest

JAGO
Role: Josh Perrott
Company: Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh
Director: Diana Hillier

THE BEAU DEFEATED
Role: Elder Clairmont
Company: Avondale Threatre
Director: Genevieve Walsh

IF ON A WINTER’S NIGHT A TRAVELLER
Role: Irnerio
Company: Sheridan Studio
Director: Sarah Fahie

THE WINTER’S TALE
Role: Leontes
Company: Italia Conti Academy
Director: Sarah Case

I CAN’T SING
Role: Ensemble /1st cover Hunchback
Company: London Palladium
Director: Sean Foley

LOVING ART
Role: Manny
Company: Landor Theatre
Director: Rob McWhir

INTO THE WOODS
Role: The Baker
Company: Landor Theatre
Director: Sue Colgrave

SWEENEY TODD
Role: Chorus
Company: WNO
Director: Harry McIver

OLIVER
Role: Fagan
Company: St Marys Players
Director: Vivian Coates

 

Film & TV

MEDOW LANE Feature Film
Role: Jimmy
Company: Harper Brothers Productions
Director: Darren Kent

THE LAST ROSE Feature Film
Role: Man 1
Company: Met Film School
Director: Taylor Clay

SNAPSHOTS Feature Film
Role: Rory
Company: IC Films
Director: Mark Street

THE PARTING GLASS Feature Film
Role: Tommy Makem
Company: Ros Hubbard & Alan Hubbard
Director: Alan Gilsenen, Cathal Synnott (MS)

2024 SHOWTRIAL
Role: BBC Reporter
Company: BBC

2022 EASTENDERS
Role: Burger Van Man (featured speaking role)
Company: BBC
Director: Karl Neilson

2020 BREAKING THE BAND: JOURNEY
Role: Herbie Herbert
Company: ITV/Potato Productions/Reelz USA
Director: Susanna Herbert

Commercial

2023 ROYAL KINGDOM
Role: Man
Director: Tom Clarkson

2020 HELLO FRESH
Role: Avocado Man
Company: Partizan
Director: Matthias Hoerne

2017 PFIZER – PRECIOUS MOMENTS
Role: Dad
Company: Crossfire Productions
Director: Lee Bonnick/Catherine Pryce

2017 ANCESTRY.CO.UK – EUROPE WANTS YOU TO KNOW
Role: Featured Artiste /Rugby Player
Company: Droga 5 Limited
Director: Rick Dodds

2014 CAPTAIN MORGAN
Role: Featured
The Outfit

Qualifications

Italia Conti Academy BA (Hons) Acting

Skills

Accents & Dialects: Native: Irish-Northern

High Standard: American-Standard, Belfast, Cockney, Irish-Southern, Liverpool, RP, Scottish-Standard, Welsh-Standard.

Highly Skilled: Ballad, Folk Singing, Guitar, High Baritone.

Skilled: Jive, Period Dancing, Salsa Dancing, Tango, Tenor.

Computer Literate, Video Gaming.

Skilled: Physical Theatre, Singer-Professional

Highly Skilled: Football.

Skilled:Rollerblading, Stage Combat

Car Driving Licence.

Voice Over, Audiobook, Home studio.
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Jade O’Neill

Jade
O'Neill

Height: 168cm

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Green

Playing Age: 25-35 Years

Bio

Jade attended the Drama Studio Foundation course at The Lyric Belfast and classes at the Crescent Art Centre with Diane Graham at Belfast Talent Agency.

Furthering her education, she pursued a Bsc Hons in Fashion Management and completed a fashion placement in London. During this time, she also attended the London Film School, specializing in Acting for Camera with Brian Deacon on weekends.

Subsequently, Jade moved to Dubai to work for Emirates airline. While in Dubai, she broadened her acting skills, when not flying by attending the New York Film Academy in Abu Dhabi, focusing on Meisner technique and on camera work with Norman B Schwartz.

Her first commercial credit was for the Dubai Shopping Festival campaign
with the Majid Al Futtaim group.

In 2021, Jade made the decision to resign from her flying career to pursue acting
professionally. She relocated to Glasgow and completed an Intensive Professional
Diploma in Stage and Screen at ACS, which is Spotlight accredited.

Her acting accomplishments include performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in plays such as ‘The Night Witches’ where she portrayed the lead character Lilya Litvyak, and a cabin attendant in ‘The Caledonian Sleeper’, which was recorded on demand for
the festival. Additionally, she played roles in various other theatre productions at The
Old Gym Theatre, including Lucy in Blue by Joe Ward Munrow and Stella in A Streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams.

In 2023, Jade’s credits include roles in a music video directed by MK Freelance Films, the Christmas campaign commercial for Galgorm hotel, and a commercial spec for Archer Productions called ‘Worlds Apart’. 

Jade has also undergone additional training, including a ten-week intensive acting for screen course with Louise Kiely Casting, private coaching and workshops with DavidScott, screen acting masterclass at Bow Street with Gerry Grennell and a screen combat course with Take 3 Action Academy.

Additionally, she placed 6th place in the world at Swimsuit USA, representing Dubai in
Mexico. She has also been a finalist in Miss NI and Miss Ireland Universe.

Theatre

Edinburgh Fringe Festival in plays such as ‘The Night Witches’ where she portrayed the lead character Lilya Litvyak, and a cabin attendant in ‘The Caledonian Sleeper’, which was recorded on demand for the festival. Additionally, she played roles in various other theatre productions at The Old Gym Theatre, including Lucy in Blue by Joe Ward Munrow and Stella in A Streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams.

Film & TV

2023 Music video directed by MK Freelance Films, the Christmas campaign commercial for Galgorm hotel, and a commercial spec for Archer Productions called ‘Worlds Apart’.

Qualifications

Diploma in Stage and Screen at ACS

Training

Acting for screen course with Louise Kiely Casting, private coaching and workshops with David Scott, screen acting masterclass at Bow Street with Gerry Grennell and a screen combat course with Take 3 Action Academy.

New York Film Academy in Abu Dhabi, focusing on Meisner technique and on camera work with Norman B
Schwartz.

 

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Female

Mary McGurk

Mary
McGurk

Height: 163cm

Eye Colour: Blue

Playing Age: 25-35 years

Bio

Mary is an actor, writer and theatre maker from Belfast. She began her love for theatre in The Rainbow Factory School of Performing Arts and later trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and graduated with a Distinction in MA Acting (Classical). She has also trained in Meisner Technique with Scott Williams and Acting with Passion with Niki Flacks.

She could most recently be seen in The Stage’s 4 Star review of Tinderbox’ ‘Rhino’ at The Lyric Theatre Belfast. She has toured across the UK and performed in London’s West End with The Play That Goes Wrong. 

Mary has written an award winning play ‘Coco’ which toured with Replay Theatre Company and is designed for young people with disabilities and additional needs. She has a lot of experience working with this audience group. She has worked extensively with Replay Theatre Company and has been part of the core development team for projects. 

Theatre

2023 Rhino – Dudard and ensemble, director Patrick J’O’Reilly (Tinderbox Theatre Co)

2022 The Play That Goes Wrong Understudy Annie/Sandra, Director Sean Turner UK TOUR (Mischief Theatre)

2022 Scarecrow Walk 2022 The Elf’s Christmas Emporium Director Gary Crossan (Cahoots NI)

2022 Thaw, 2021 Coco, 2019 Tribe, 2020 Dancing at The Disco, 2019 Crossing The Lines (Replay Theatre Company)

2023 Fallen Women, 2020 A Walk in the Park, Playboy of the Western World, The Crucible (Lyric Theatre, Belfast)

2019 The Right Twig (Fighting Words at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast)

1984, Alice in Wonderland (Escapade Theatre Company) 

Tv & Film

2019 Marcella S3 (ITV/NETFLIX)

2019 My Left Nut (BBC)

2021 Dancing at The Disco (Replay-Childrens Festival)

Short Film Includes:

Forever, Fractured (Funky Buddha Productions)

Your Number’s Up (Big Hug Productions)

Sweets for Strangers (Public Solitude)

Training & Skills

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama MA Acting

Accents & Dialects: (* = native)  Northern Irish* RP, general northern English, southern Irish, American standard, Cockney.

Contact Improvisation, Contemporary Dance, Dance (general), Freestyle Dance, Hip Hop Dance, Street Dance.

Merit BADC Standard, Children’s Theatre, Clown, Comedy, Comedy Improv, Commedia Dell’Arte, Mask, Meisner Technique, Physical Comedy, Physical Theatre, Poetry Reading, Role Play, Story Telling, Street Theatre.

Cycling, Stage Combat, Swimming, Yoga.

 

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Cat Barter

Cat
Barter

Height: 158cm

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Brown

Playing Age: 25-35 Years

Bio

Cat is an accomplished actor, a versatile and experienced musician (vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer), a writer and theatre maker from Northern Ireland. She graduated with a Drama Degree before completing a Post-Grad Intensive Performer Training Course (Pilot) at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Her most recent credits include a 6-week run of the New York Times critic’s pick of the week GOOD VIBRATIONS; her debut pantomime role in CINDERELLA; and a national tour of the critically acclaimed two-hander, THE BORDER GAME.

Cat has worked as an actor and a creative development artist for numerous Northern Irish theatre companies over the course of her career. She has toured extensively at local, national and international levels.

As a freelance musician, she plays a number of instruments to a live performance standard. Cat is a strong and confident lead vocalist, with a natural ability to blend into a capella vocal harmony groups of varying sizes and styles. She has composed music and lyrics for a series of theatre adventures and enjoys collaborating with other artists on songwriting projects. Her original music has been featured in the BBC2NI drama series SEACHT.

Cat is passionate about connecting with underserved audiences and engaging with disadvantaged communities. She has a wealth of experience making and performing work for early years audiences and for young people with complex needs. In the past four years she has been repeatedly commissioned by Place To Wonder to write and perform outdoor theatre adventures for SureStart families; for the Belfast MELA celebrations; and for The Starling Collective who work with refugees and asylum seekers. Cat volunteers as a choir leader for the Foster Care Association and this year they took home the 2nd place trophy in a national competition.

Cat regularly attends workshops and masterclasses with locally based and world renowned practitioners to keep her curiosity and playful spirit alive. She has written successful funding applications for research and development on various artistic projects.

Cat was chosen to create a piece of ‘art as a vehicle for change’ for the 2022 Imagine Belfast Festival of Politics and Ideas. She used the Special Festival Bursary to research, write, produce and perform What They Might Be, a “gig-theatre” show exploring the science of human connection and it’s impacts on society. All of the music was inspired by songwriting sessions with young people excluded from mainstream education. The lyrics came from their words, observations from their teachers, an interview with a neuroscientist and a social science research paper from Queen’s University. The audience were invited to step out of their comfort zone and reflect on their own interactions with young people. They were confronted with uncomfortable truths and challenged to make changes. After the show’s premiere at the festival she was invited to share the work with The Creative Learning Team at Edinburgh City Council; with the Songwriting MA tutor at INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PERFORMANCE; and as a special performance during TEDxQUB.

 

Theatre

2023 GOOD VIBRATIONS Irish Arts Centre, NYC

Multi-roling Actor/Musician

Roles of Marilyn/Punk/Nun/Record Executive/Mrs. Sharkey/Siouxsie Soux

Vocals (Lead/Harmony), Tambourine, Keyboard, Guitars (Bass/Acoustic/Electric)

Lyric Theatre – Des Kennedy

2023 GOOD VIBRATIONS Grand Opera House 

As Above

2022 CINDERELLA GBL Productions

Supporting Lead Actor/Musician

Role of Priscilla – Vocals (Lead/Harmony)

Stephen Beggs

2021 THE BORDER GAME (Irish Tour)

Role of Sinead Lead Actor

Prime Cut & Lyric Theatre

Emma Jordan

2021 A FAIRY BIG ADVENTURE

Lead Actor/Musician Role of Flora the Summer Fairy

Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Place To Wonder

Cat Barter & Sam Porciello

2020 SEASHELL STORIES

Supporting Lead Actor/Musician Role of Shelly the Mermaid

Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Place To Wonder

Cat Barter & Sam Porciello

2019 WINTER WONDERLAND

Lead Actor/Musician Role of Flora the Winter Fairy

Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Place To Wonder

Cat Barter & Sam Porciello

2018 SECRETS OF THE RAVINE

Supporting Actor/Musician Role of Mermaid

Acoustic Guitar

Place To Wonder

Cat Barter

2017 THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

Monologue/Ensemble Strut and Bellow

Jo Egan

2016 INCY WINCY

Actor/Musician Vocals (A Capella Trio)

Spider Puppeteer

Anna Newell Theatre Adventures

Anna Newell

2016 BLISS (WORLD FESTIVAL OF THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES)

Actor/Musician Role of Barbara the Mermaid

Vocals (Lead/Ensemble), Ukelele

Replay Theatre Company

Anna Newell

2015 SNOOZLE & THE LULLABUGS

Actor/Musician Role of Billie Lullabug

Vocals (A Capella Trio)

Replay Theatre Company

Janice Kernoghan

2015 TINY (SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR)

Actor/Musician Vocals (A Capella Trio)

Puppetry (Firefly/Mouse/Dog)

Replay Theatre Company & Magnet Theatre Cape Town

Anna Newell

2014 BABBLE (NEW VICTORY THEATRE, 42ND STREET STUDIOS, NYC)

Actor/Musician Vocals (A Capella Quartet)

Replay Theatre Company

Anna Newell

2014 TINY (UK & Ireland Tour)

As above

2014 WHERE ARE WE GOING (Durational Improv)

Devising Ensemble Actor

Curious Doings

2013 BLISS (NI Tour)

As above

2012 BABBLE (NI & Wales Tour)

As above

2012 HUZZIES

Supporting Lead – Actor/Musician Role of Claire

Vocals (Lead/Harmony), Kazoo, Stylophone, Acoustic Guitar

Tinderbox

Mick Duke

2012 WAR OF THE WORLDS

Actor/Musician Role of Mystery Sister

Vocals (1940s Style A Capella Trio), Guitar

Wireless Mystery Theatre

Aislinn Clarke

2011 BUTTERFLY & CATERPILLAR

Lead Actor/Musician Role of Butterfly

Vocals, Xylophone

Young At Art Events

David Grant

2011 A CHRISTMAS PRESENT

Multi-roling Actor/Musician Roles of Mystery Sister/Groom/Della

Vocals(1940s Style A Capella Trio), Guitar

Wireless Mystery Theatre

Aislinn Clarke

2010 THE SCHOOL UNDERNEATH

Multi-roling Actor Milly/Evil Dinner Lady

Replay Theatre Company

Anna Newell

2010 ALL THAT I AM

Supporting Lead Actor Role of Chelsea

First Steps Women’s Centre

2009 THREE WOMEN

Lead Actor Role of Third Voice

C21 Theatre Company

Peter Quigley

2009 STEPPING STONES

Supporting Lead Actor Role of Inner Voice

First Steps Women’s Centre

2009 WE ARE NOT AFRAID

Devising Ensemble Actor

Curious Doings

Anna Newell

2009 HOW TOM BEAT CAPTAIN NAJORK AND HIS HIRED SPORTSMEN

Devising Ensemble ActorRole of Sportsman

Curious Doings

Anna Newell

2008 BE MY BABY

Supporting Lead Actor/Musician Role of Norma

Vocals (6 partA Capella Group)

The Lyric Theatre

Anna Newell

2007 ANTIGONE

Nonspeaking Role of Soldier

Prime Cut

Owen McCafferty

2006 WHATS IN A NAME?

Lead/Supporting Lead Actor (Multiple Casts) Role of Catherine & Alicja

Art of Regeneration Project

2006 COLLECTORS

Lead Actor Role of Kate/Serial Killer

Trouble Joe Theatre Company

Patrick Sanders

Film & TV

2014 DOTING (Short)

Lead Actor Role of Maisie

PJ Hart & NI Screen – Michael Shannon

2011 ONE NIGHT (Short)

Supporting Actor Role of Mum

NI Film School – Cathy Brennan-Bradley

2011 THE CHASE (Short)

Lead Actor Role of The Cat

15 Second Film Festival – Rachel Mussett

2010 BRENDAN SMYTH: BETRAYAL OF TRUST (TV)

Supporting Actor Role of Catherine

Hole In The Wall Gang – Michael McDowell

2009 CRASH SERVICES: BREAKDOWN SERVICE VIDEO Commercial

Lead Actor Role of Driver

Relive Productions – Donagh McKeown

2009 CRASH SERVICES: ACCIDENT ADVICE Commercial

Lead Actor Role of Driver

Relive Productions – Donagh McKeown

Radio/Voice/ADR

2014 ORDINARY LOVE (Feature Film)

ADR Actor Roles of Nurse/Radio Presenter

Out Of Orbit

Lisa Barros D’Sa

2012 BROUGHT TO LIGHT

Supporting Lead Actor Role of Laura

BBC NI Radio Drama

Heather Larmour

BBC NORMAN BEATON FELLOWSHIP AWARD

Finalist

Qualifications

Post Graduate Intensive Performer Training (Pilot) – Queens University

BA Drama – Queen’s University

HND Peforming Arts – BIFHE

ND Performing Arts – Newry Technical College

Training

ClownLab – Amadan

The Mythic Imagination: Creative Writing with Adam Wyeth – Irish Writers Centre

Ignite and Reignite: Creative Writing with Sarah Moore Fitzgerald – Irish Writer’s Centre

Manifest Residency – Amadan

Introduction to Forest School – Wandering Wild

Not Another Clown Course – Amadan

Mothers In Music – Oh Yeah Belfast

Principles of Physical Comedy Masterclass – Jos Houben hosted by Amadan at The Lyric

ClownLab – Amadan

Bouffon Masterclass – Philippe Gaulier hosted by Amadan

Early Years Philosophical Enquiry – The Mac

Pro-Tools 110 – Alchemea

Recording Techniques – Marcel van Limbeek at Alchemea

Sound Live – Princes Trust