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Motherlode

Motherlode is a company dedicated to making ambitious theatre of the highest quality. Headed by director Rachael Boulton (Emerging Director National Theatre Wales) with composer Max Mackintosh (winner of best production at Wales Theatre Awards) and Emma Vickery we produce exciting work from Wales that speaks to worldwide audiences.Our work is created in the Rhondda Valley, just next to the Bwlch Mountain. Resident at the Park and Dare Theatre, built in 1914, one of Wales' still standing…See More
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Oct 29, 2014
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Fluellen Theatre: Edith Cavell

I was totally blown away by Fluellen's Claire Richards' performance in The Grand Theatre, Swansea last Saturday. Over an hour of this one woman play and she kept us all captivated with the heroic, historical account of Edith Cavell, a woman who stood up for morality against the Germans in WW1 and then was killed in cold blood by a German firing squad. This is the type of play older school children and adults alike should go and see. It was educational and emotional at the same time. Simply…See More
Oct 27, 2014
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Oct 7, 2014

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What I do:
Actor, Singer, Writer
A little more about me:
www.alisonlenihan.com

I began my acting career as a teenager with West Glamorgan Youth Theatre. I studied Drama, English Literature and Language at A level and have a BA hons in English and Film. I left South Wales at 19 to work as a singer and have worked as a professional entertainer since then - as a solo cabaret performer, in duos, showbands and Tribute acts throughout the UK. Full Equity member. Spotlight member.

In 2012, and now in my 40s I decided to change my career from solely singing and re-train as an actor. In 2013, I was pleased to receive acclaim for my portrayal of Jenny Starr - an overpowering, glamorous 'cougar' with belting songs, in The Musician stage musical. In a comedic role as the feisty Welsh receptionist in purgatory, The Waiting Room, I was nominated for Best Actor at the Screenfest Awards.

I would love to take on more roles depicting strong Welsh women. Please take a look at my website and if you'd like to get in touch email me or add me on the NTW pages.
Location:
Swansea
Projects I’m working on:
.The Wayward Women of Jazz n Blues - A one woman theatre piece incorporating stories and songs.
.Internal Bleeding - Filming December 2014
.The Irish community in Swansea in the early 20th century.
.Untitled Comedy short - Filming December 2014
Personal Website/CV:
http://www.alisonlenihan.com
Twitter @username:
alison@alisonlenihan

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Fluellen Theatre: Edith Cavell

I was totally blown away by Fluellen's Claire Richards' performance in The Grand Theatre, Swansea last Saturday. Over an hour of this one woman play and she kept us all captivated with the heroic, historical account of Edith Cavell, a woman who stood up for morality against the Germans in WW1 and then was killed in cold blood by a German firing squad. This is the type of play older school children and adults alike should go and see. It was educational and emotional at the…

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