ESME BAYLEY by Chris Mann
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Studio F36, Out Of The Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8RG
Phone: 07538 918668
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Glasgow City, Scotland, United Kingdom
Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'6" (167cm)
Playing Age:18 - 30 years
Eye Colour:Blue-Grey
Hair Colour:Blond(e)
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Character:Engaging
Voice Quality:Warm


Esme can be seen in HOW NOT TO DROWN at the TRAVERSE THEATRE! How Not To Drown by Nicola McCartney & Dritan Kastrati Traverse Theatre 30th July - 25th August ***Winner of FRINGE FIRST & HERALD ANGEL AWARD*** Tron Theatre 11th-14th September Lawrence Batley Huddersfield 16th-19th September

2019, Radio, Claudia, THE SPACE PROGRAMME, Bafflegab Productions, Simon Barnard
2019, Stage, Various, HOW NOT TO DROWN, ThickSkin & Traverse Theatre, Neil Bettles
2019, Stage, Bella, GASLIGHT, Perth Theatre, Kai Fischer
2019, Stage, Montague, THE SCARLET PIMPERNAL, Pimpernel Productions, Jennifer Dick
2019, Training Film, Katie, P&O Cruises Vox Pops, Tanami, Craig Dorrall
2018, Workshop, Sally, NOTORIOUS STRUMPETS AND DANGEROUS GIRLS, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, dir. Tom Creed wri. Lynda Radley
2018, Rehearsed Reading, Daphne, READ NOT DEAD: THE QUEEN'S ARCADIA, Shakespeare's Globe, Nick Hutchison
2018, Short Film, Bobbie, TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT SOMEDAY, Odd Socks Films, Sedona May
2018, Stage, Roxanna, HISTORY OF A LIFE, Tron Theatre, Shilpa T-Hyland, wri. Laurie Motherwell
2018, Stage, Queen Isabella, EDWARD THE SECOND, Bard in the Botanics, Gordon Barr
2018, Stage, Mercutio, ROMEO & JULIET, Bard in the Botanics, Jen Dick
2018, Voice Over, Clipboard, DESIGN BY DISASTER, Braw Fox Theatre, Amy McKenzie
2018, Voice Over, Amy, THE PERSIANS, A Play, A Pie & A Pint, Paul Brotherston
2018, Short Film, Marianne, HARLAW WATER HORSE, Screen Academy Scotland, Alicja Jankowska
2017, Stage, Queen Rat, RICKY McWHITTINGTON, Glasgow Life / Platform Theatre, Bill Wright
2017, Stage, Helena, LOOK BACK IN ANGER, Cumbernauld Theatre, Ed Robson
2017, Stage, Claudia / Escalus, Measure for Measure, Bard in the Botanics, Gordon Barr
2017, Stage, Bianca, Taming of the Shrew, Bard in the Botanics, Gordon Barr
2016, Rehearsed Reading, Gasparo, THE WHITE DEVIL, Shakespear's Globe (Read Not Dead), James Chalmers
2017, Film, Fight Performer, ANNA AND THE APOCOLYPSE, Blazing Griffin, John McPhail
2016, Stage, The King's Drunken Jester, SECRET SHOW 1, Blood of the Young, Paul Brotherston
2016, Stage, Robin, PAPER CUTS, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, dir. Ellen Jerstad, wri. Stef Smith
2016, Stage, Nell Gwyn, PLAYHOUSE CREATURES, Bloomsbury Theatre, Alice Langley
2016, Stage, Landlady / Multi-role, TWO, Liverpool Everyman Directors Festival, Sarah Eastaff
2016, Rehearsed Reading, Molly, EVERY FIVE MINUTES, Playwrights' Studio Scotland / Tron Theatre, Amanda Gaughan, development w. writer Linda McLean
2016, Rehearsed Reading, Tiny, TINY, Playwrights' Studio Scotland / Tron Theatre, Amanda Gaughan, development w. writer Rosanna Hall
2016, Workshop, Nurse, MEET YOU, dir. Ibrahim Shote, wri. Kalungi Ssebandeke
2015, Workshop, Nicole, SPIDER GIRLS, Head for Heights Theatre Company, Sue Dunderdale
2013, Stage, Cathy, PAPER SHIELD, Ransack Theatre, Piers Black-Hawkins
2012, Stage, Amy, SPINE, Theatre Uncut, Sarah Eastaff


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Southern States, American-Standard, Cockney, English-Standard, Heightened RP, Lancashire, Liverpool, London*, Manchester, Northern, RP, Yorkshire
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Alto, Ceilidh Dancing, Salsa Dancing, Singing (general), Swing Dance
Performance:Comedy, Outdoor Performances, Physical Comedy, Story Telling, Theatre In Education
(* = highly skilled)
Bouldering, Cycling, Running, Skiing, Stage Combat, Yoga
Other Skills:Devising, Drama Workshop Leader, Improvisation


Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

University of Manchester



"Esme Bayley's brilliantly brittle Isabella as a well-turned-out wifelet keeping up appearances, but who looks like she might shatter into a million pieces any second in a set of fearless performances from all four actors." Neil Cooper, The Herald *****

"Esme Bayley's self-hating, street-fighting female Mercutio is impressive and Dick's production is pretty well flawless." Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman ****

"[A] quartet of some of the finest performances you're likely to see on a stage for sometime....It is Esme Bayley, however, who expresses every complex distillation of personal politics the play is loaded with" Neil Cooper, The Herald ****