ESTHER RIDGWAY by Stephen Benson
Photo: Stephen Benson
Top Floor, 63 Scotland Road, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 9HT
Phone: 01228 401093
Fax: 01228 401093
Mobile: 07850 597689
Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'2" (157cm)
Weight:12st. 10lb. (81kg)
Chest:107cm (42")
Waist:114cm (45")
Hips:109cm (43")
UK Dress Size:16
UK Shoe Size:6
Playing Age:22 - 32 years
Appearance:White, Scandinavian, Eastern European
Eye Colour:Green
Hair Colour:Blond(e)-Medium
Hair Length:Short
Disability:Damaged/Weak Ligaments, Mobility issues
Voice Character:Engaging
Voice Quality:Gentle

About me:

I have two different disabilities I use a walking stick or crutch to get around and wear orthotics on my legs/ankles. Currently awaiting surgery which will leave in a wheelchair for up to 3/4 months or longer.

I work as a Teaching Assistant as well as a trained Pharmacy Dispenser with added courses: Phlebotomy Course, Anatomy and Physiology Course. Currently learning French and Sign Language.

Short Film Stage Role Play Training Film Pantomime Dance Educational Audio Rehearsed Reading Workshop
Short Film
2019, Short Film, The Girl (lead), Fille et Plante, Nathan Tinsley
2019, Short Film, Mum (Lead), Swimming, Grace Wedgwood
2019, Short Film, Woman (Lead), The Postman, Callum Banks
2018, Short Film, Mother (Lead), Bonded by Blood, Grace Wedgwood
2018, Stage, Fibromyalgia Patient, Living with Fibromyalgia, Word for Word Theatre, Grace Ryder
2016, Stage, Amy(Lead), The Last Post, Connie Jensen
2011, Stage, Grace/Woman, Cleansed, DeMontfort University, Peter Groves
2011, Stage, Desdemona, Othello, DeMontfort University
2010, Stage, M, Crave, DeMonfort University, Lee Stewart
2009, Stage, The Laundress, The Trail, University of Cumbria, James Issitt
Role Play
2019, Role Play, Stab victim, Say Two Productions, The Atacc Group
2018, Role Play, PIP Claimant, Professional Role Players Limited, PRP Limited
2017, Role Play, PIP Claimant, Proffessional Role Players Limited, PRP Limited
Training Film
2019, Training Film, Patient, Educational Training Film, Busy Doctors
2018, Training Film, Sellafield Employee, Anti-bullying and Harrasment Campaign, Stanley Road Productions
2017, Training Film, Dr Jennifer Moudson (Lead), Phonesis, Stillwell, Sian Wyn Owen
2019, Pantomime, Dick Whittington, Dick Whittington, Say Two Productions, Christine Appleby
2019, Pantomime, Jack,King,Wizard, Puss in Boots, Say Two Productions, Christine Appleby
2019, Dance, Physical Theatre Performer, Bring Them Up To Lay You Down., Space at Clarence Mews Studios, Ben Chandler
2019, Educational, Patient, model, Medical Training, NHS Salford
2020, Audio, Miss Carter, Magical Mysteries of Lexi-Mae, Stephanie Taylor
Rehearsed Reading
2020, Rehearsed Reading, Emma, Emma by Jane Austin: Youtube Live Reading, Sun and Moon Theatre Company
2020, Workshop, Mickey Jones, Stellar Workshops
2019, Workshop, Lewis Arnold, Inspire Actors Studio
2019, Workshop, David Blair, Inspire Actors Studios
2019, Workshop, Mickey Jones and Faye Styring, Inspire Actors Studio
2018, Workshop, Alice Searby, Inspire Actors Studio


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, Cumbrian*, Dublin, English-Standard*, RP, Scottish-Standard
(* = Native/Fluent)
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Ceilidh Dancing, Choral Singing, Contemporary Singing, Pop Singing, Soprano
Performance:Corporate Roleplay, Forum Theatre, Live Roleplay, Physical Theatre, Poetry Reading, Role Play, Theatre In Education, Verbatim Theatre
(* = highly skilled)
Cycling, Horse-riding, Swimming
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:DBS (CRB) clearance, Devising, Improvisation, Teacher (qualified), Typing (touch)
Vocal Range:C1 to E2 (belt to E1)


Singing Lessons: Luke Harriott

Collective Creative Initiative 2020-

DeMontfort University, BA Performing Arts, 3 years, 2009-2012

University of Cumbria, BTEC ND Performing Arts 2 years 2007-2009