Lydia does most of the day to day running of 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, Director and Lecturer. 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 working as artist in residence with The Gaiety and working on two new shows with Fearless Players.

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Shonagh co-founded Fearless Players. A proud scot she hosts Burns' supper every year!


Shonagh is a composer, musical director and a singing teacher. She first studied at the University of Strathclyde specialising in singing before going onto gain her PGDE in Secondary Education at University of Edinburgh and MA in Musical Directing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Dividing her time between London and Glasgow, Shonagh has worked as a singing teacher and MD at London College of Music and as writer/composer of Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard & Burns: A Lost Legacy.


Shonagh’s greatest love is a Gregg’s pie and currently she’s working on a new show, a Scottish myth re-imagined! 

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Creative Collaborators

We work with lots of fearless creatives to make our work. Check them out below!

Melanie Bell

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.

With Fearless she has Directed Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard and Burns: A Lost Legacy

Lori Flannigan

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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)

With Fearless she has played Jean in Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard

Nina Grey

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Nina is the newest and youngest member of the team and is headed into her final year of the BA Musical Theatre course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 


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. 

With Fearless she has played Sarah in Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard and Annie in Burns: A Lost Legacy

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