LYDIA DAVIDSON

FEARLESS LEADER. ACTOR. WRITER. PRODUCER. TEA PROVIDER.

Lydia runs Fearless Players. Which means she does the boring admin bit. If you email us she will be the one who sends you a prompt (If we write it here she has to do it) reply.

 

Lydia Davidson is a Geordie Actor, Writer and Producer. In 2018 she debuted her one woman show  'Confessions of a Child Star' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Which led onto her flying out to South Korea where she worked with English Musicals Korea developing new musicals. She most recently co-wrote Fun Fest and Treasure Island which open in Paju, South Korea this summer.

 

Theatre Credits Include: Rhona McCormick in ‘Atlantic: A Scottish Story’. Atlantic won a Herald Angel award and was shortlisted for Musical Theatre Reviews, Best New Musical Award. She played Jack’s Mother in ‘Into the Woods’ at Assembly Hall Edinburgh 2017. Musical of the Year (Elokay Productions); Jack and the Beanstalk (Hurricane Productions); Rent (JamesArts Productions); The Tailor Made Man Musical Workshop (The Arts Theatre), Josie’s Dragonfly Variety Show (Newcastle Theatre Royal)

 

Lydia is currently playing Nancy Maclehose in Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard and Annie Burns in Burns: A Lost Legacy.

Her shows Fun Fest and Treasure Island open in South Korea in August, 2019.

The Fearless Team

SHONAGH MURRAY

COMPOSER. MUSICAL DIRECTOR. SINGER. JINGLE QUEEN.

 

Shonagh trained as a singer at University. She then studied on the Musical Director programme at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. A proud Scot she hosts Burns supper every year.  

 

Shonagh is a Scottish composer, musical director and singer. Most recently she was Musical Director for ‘Atlantic: A Scottish Story’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, where the show won a Herald Angel award and was shortlisted for Musical Theatre Review's Best New Musical Award. At the Fringe 2015, Shonagh was the composer and MD of the new musical ’Hemmed In’, which was shortlisted for Musical Theatre Network’s Development Award

 

She is currently working on her new musical ‘Home From Here: A Scottish Musical', one of 5 Scottish musicals to be selected for BEAM 2018, a showcase organised by Musical Theatre Network and Mercury Musical Development.

MELANIE BELL

ACTOR. SINGER. DIRECTOR. MANDATORY AMERICAN MEMBER

 

Melanie hails from the US of A, and asks that you please don't judge her (she didn't vote for him). She has called the UK her home since attending RCS where she graduated with an MA with Distinction in 2010. Back in NYC she could be found creating theatre companies and acting, writing and directing for them on off-broadway stages. She has also worked regionally across the new country as an actor and choreographer in lots of places no one has ever heard of. She has a specific passion for developing new work and is absolutely thrilled to be creating with such a lovely group of women. A lover of mustard, she has spent the past year teaching through the Juniors and Short Course programs at RCS, and most recently was seen in new development pieces for Noisemaker at NTS and The Other Palace in London. She also collects DVDs like some women collect shoes, suggestions for the library are most welcome.

 

She is currently directing Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard and Burns: A Lost Legacy

Creatives

LORI FLANNIGAN

ACTOR. SINGER. COMEDY QUEEN.

Lori is a Scottish actor and singer. She is our resident queen of comedy and will have you in stitches! Whether thats with one of her famous characters or with her very own slam poetry!

Her theatre credits include: Atlantic: America and the Great War (American Musical Theatre Project); Into The Woods (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); A View from the Bridge (Touring Consortium); Tonight...from the West End (TonightProductions); Avenue Q (EUSOG); Oliver! (Kings Theatre Edinburgh)

She is currently playing Jean Armour in Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard

Actors

BETHANY TENNICK

ACTOR. SINGER. MUSICIAN. ART-MAKER. KIND OF LOUD.

We don't ask Bethany where she's from, that's a rabbit hole including over a dozen cities, 4 different countries and stories of 'life overseas'. She plays anything with strings (although the mandolin has a special place in her heart) as well as the piano and clarinet. Fun Fact: She is the youngest ever graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's BA Musical Theatre Course!


Bethany graduated RCS in 2018 she not only trained as a performer, but was the Musical Director of 'Glued: A New Musical', and is currently the Creative Producer of It Could Be Simple: A One Act Musical. Bethany writes her own work, including songs, poems and short plays- showcased at her Renfrew Collective events, providing a platform for new work, lots of laughs, other nice things.

 

Her theatre credits include: Side Show (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Spring Awakening (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland/Dundee Rep); London Road (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); The Bow Maker (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland/Dundee Rep); Raintown (National Theatre of Scotland/Royal Conservatoire of Scotland/Dundee Rep); Bingo! (Stella Quines/Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Glued: A New Musical (Bridge Week, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

 

She is currently playing Sarah Burns in Burns: A Lost Legacy and Eilidh in Islander: A New Musical

Nina Gray

ACTOR. SINGER. DANCER. FLUFFY SOCK ENTHUSIAST

 

Nina is the newest and youngest member of the team and we're so excited that she joins the BA Musical Theatre course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in September 2018. She enjoys tap dancing, iced coffee and spends most of her time in the splits, which makes us all extremely jealous! Oh and she loves cats. Like, a lot. So we have to put a cat ban on rehearsals which is upsetting for us all but we've got to get the work done. 

She is currently playing Sarah Burns in Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard and Annie Hutchinson in Burns: A Lost Legacy

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