Photo: Helen Murray
5 Martyr Road, Guildford, GU1 4LF
Phone: 07710 237144
Height:5'2" (157cm)
Weight:8st. 4lb. (53kg)
Playing Age:25 - 35 years
Actual Age:38 years
Appearance:Black-African, Middle Eastern, Mixed Race
Nationality:British, Ghanaian
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Quality:Bright
Voice Character:Engaging

About me:

Ayesha recently appeared at The Park Theatre for their Christmas production of The Snow Queen - Ayesha played the young heroine Gerda. The show received solid four star reviews. Ayesha has also recently voiced a variety of animation characters. She is actively exploring the alternative creative work that lockdown and post-lockdown life potentially provides.

Stage Commercial Voice Over Role Play Film Further Credits
2019, Stage, Gerda, The Snow Queen/The Park Theatre, Julie Clare Productions, Abigail Anderson
2019, Stage, Two-Hander of all characters, The Importance Of Being Earnest, Tara Arts Theatre, Two Gents, Arne Pohlmeier and Tonderai Munyebvu
2018, Stage, Multiple Roles, The Importance of Being Earnest Rural Tour, Two Gents, Arne Pohlmeier and Tonderai Munyevu
2018, Stage, Ensemble, Guest Projects Yinka Shonibare 10 Year Anniversary, Tangle, Anna Coombs
2017, Stage, Various Roles/Own Work, We Dance We Work We Sing, N16/Vaults Festival, Ayesha Casely-Hayford (Self)
2016, Stage, Dambisa/Lead, With You Always, Bayyani, Emma Webb
2016, Stage, Renee, Field Management, HIV Voices at The Tristan Bates Theatre, Hugh Wyld
2016, Stage, Ghana Radio Voice, She Talks To Beethoven, StoneCrabs, Devan Wells
2015, Stage, Helen/Trinidad Sisters (extract), Black Plays Series, The National, Ola Ince
2015, Stage, Ensemble and character parts, Where Will We Live?, Verbatim Theatre/Changing Face/Southwark Playhouse, Lucy Curtis
2015, Stage, Solo Performance, Adult Child/Dead Child by Claire Dowie, Face to Face Solo Festival at The Lost Theatre, Colin Watkeys
2014, Stage, Eve, Adam's Eve by Simon David, Blued Ink at The Drayton Arms, Simon David
2013, Stage, "Charelle" (assistant director and flirt), The Gossip/Lady McB in da House by Annie Power, Writer's Avenue at The Soho Theatre, Sandra Thompson-Quartey
2020, Commercial, Model, Sainsbury's Summer Health Eating Campaign
2016, Commercial, Couple Passing Window, McDonald's - Doll & Straw, Independent Films, Gary Freedman
2016, Commercial, Asda Staff, Easter 2016 Campaign, Independent Films, Gary Freedman
2015, Commercial, Woman 2 (jogger on the heath), Million Women - For Young Womens Trust, Wrapt Films, Cara Berry
2014, Commercial, Bank Poster Woman, RBS/Natwest, Smugglers, Neil Harris
2013, Commercial, Worker, Online Corporate Commercial for Nicoventure, Gutsy Ltd, Paul O'Brien
Voice Over
2020, Voice Over, West African Girl/Narrator, Coronavirus Prevention Animation Film, Global Health Media/Red Cross/Unicef Collaboration, Yoni Goodman
2020, Voice Over, Mo, Paper Plane, Fly High Stories, Jemma Gross
2020, Voice Over, East African Girl, Penny Appeal Ramadan Launch, Penny Appeal, Oz Arshad
2015, Voice Over, Young West African girl/Narrator, Ebola prevention animation film, Global Health Media/Red Cross/Unicef Collaboration, Yoni Goodman
2014, Voice Over, Narrator/lecturer, Educational Tutorials (for law students), City University, Ayesha Casely-Hayford
2014, Voice Over, "Dana" (Brooklyn character voice narration), Sketches of the Underground - NYC by Lucas Machowski, Lucas Machowski
2013, Voice Over, "Charile Todhunter"(girl guide and zombie killer), Zombies, Run! by Six to Start and Naomi Alderman, Six to Start, Matt Wieteska
Role Play
2019, Role Play, Lee (Business Manager), Shell, Threshold, Julian Chaloner
2017, Role Play, Role Player/HSBC Graduate, Forum Theatre & Roleplay, Global Role Play/HSBC, Julian Chaloner
2016, Role Play, Sania Boyce/Adoptee, First 4 Adoption, AKD Solutions, Matthew Simpson
2015, Role Play, Role Player, Relative Response Team Training, Kitty Hamilton Associates for E.ON, Kitty Hamilton
2016, Role Play, Maria/The Know It All, Candidate Thumbnails Introductions, Newton Europe/Global Role Play, Julian Chaloner
2016, Film, Jade/Young & pregnant, Spectrum London (LGBTweb series), RKive Productions, Monica Dee
2015, Film, Teen/Animation duologue, Things in the Mirror Are more Evil Than They Seem, Molly Brown
2014, Film, "Zara" (daughter, mother, wife), The Last Kill, Blackstone Valentine, Anthony Oldham
2013, Film, "Nana" (young doctor), Silence, Embeesea Media, Junior Agyeman Owusu
2012, Film, "Nicola" (council estate teen), Cracks, Rhinestone Pictures, Vee Vimolmal
Further Credits
2020, Rehearsed Reading, Sarah, The Gift, Julie Clare Productions, Jade Lewis
2018, Rehearsed Reading, Lileth St Rose, Bosh!, Monreel Entertainment, Christien Bart-Gittens
2016, Rehearsed Reading, Ascanio/Servant/Judge, The Duchess of Padua, Project One, Tom Latter
2016, Rehearsed Reading, Dzifa/young lawyer, Empowered/new writing, PlayWrought/Arcola Theatre, Lisa Goldman
2014, Workshop, On-going, Scaffold Shakespeare, Scaffold Shakespeare, Tom Latter/Bryn Holding
2014, Rehearsed Reading, Jayaruby Barath and Drashti Mehta, Black August by Joe Marsh, Theatre503, Tom Latter
2014, Rehearsed Reading, "Mary" (soldier girl), Dissolution by Isobel Middleton, The Hope Theatre, Mary Franklin
2013, Rehearsed Reading, "Funke" (young German/Nigerian girl), Also By Mail by Olumide Popoola, Mixology at The Hat Factory, Oluwatoyin Odunsi
2012, Rehearsed Reading, Claxtons Wife and Various, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire by Caryl Churchill, Occupy, Natasha Langridge
2012, Rehearsed Reading, "Nadia" (young religious activist), Defending the Faith, Theatre503, Robert Shaw Cameron


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
African-West, American-New York, American-Southern States, American-Standard, Cockney, Ghanaian, Jamaican, Kent*, London*, RP*, South African, Yorkshire
(* = Native/Fluent)
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Aerobics, Dance (general), Mezzo-Soprano, Sight-Reading, Singing (general)
Performance:Actor-Singer, Audio Books, Audio Drama, Children's Theatre, Comedy, Physical Theatre, Poetry Reading, Story Telling, Voice Over, Voice Over + Home Studio, Voice Over Professional/Specialist
(* = highly skilled)
Badminton, Cycling, Fencing, Running, Stage Combat, Swimming, Yoga
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Blogger, Computer Literate, Improvisation, Lawyer (qualified), Narration, Origami, Solicitor (qualified), Writer
Vocal Range:D3 to G5 (belt to G♭6)


London Drama School 2011 - 2012

Guildhall Grade 8 & ATCL Diploma