LOLA MAY by Rory Lewis
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7 Cornwall Road, Edmonton, London N18 2QN
Phone: 07961 174149
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Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Aberdeen City, Scotland, United Kingdom
City of Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'7" (170cm)
Playing Age:18 - 28 years
Nationality:British, Nigerian, Eritrean
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Length:Long
Voice Character:Sincere
Voice Quality:Warm


BBC Radio Drama Norman Beaton Fellowship (NBF) Semi-Finalist.

Stage Film Television Short Film Commercial Recording Further Credits
2019, Stage, US Nne Chukwu(Masha) / Abosede(Natasha) / Ensemble, Three Sisters, National Theatre, Nadia Fall
2019, Stage, Narrator, 1991 (Part of Africa Utopia), Southbank Centre, Chibundu Onuzo
2018, Stage, Writer & Performer, Shamrocks & Sugar, Origin Arts UK, Rachel Victor-Sampson
2018, Stage, Mandela/Soprano, Water, Bread and Salt (Tour), Tangle Theatre Company, Anna Coombs / Allyson Devenish (Musical Director)
2018, Stage, Actress & Writer, The Therapy Chronicles, Bread & Roses Theatre, Lola May (Movement & Direction)
2017, Stage, Rosetta Lawson, A Scholar & A Statesman by Pamela Roberts, Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester, Carol Leeming
2017, Stage, Internet Chimera & Vocalist, #Haters (UK Tour) by Emiglia Teglia, New Diorama/Cast Doncaster/Odd Eyes Theatre, Emilia Teglia, Barbara Diana (MD)
2016, Stage, Marguerite, Blown Youth by Dipika Guha, New Wimbledon Studio Theatre, Dominic Cooper
2016, Stage, Spoken Word Actress, In Honour of Us, Canal Café Theatre, Lenea Herew
2016, Stage, Woman, Everything By My Side by Fernandio Rubio, Southbank Centre / Latitude Festival / LIFT, Fernando Rubio
2016, Stage, Florence, Poof! by Lynn Nottage, Albany Theatre, Olorunfemi Fagunwa
2015, Stage, Ebony (Lead), Black Attack by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, Bush Theatre/Artistic Directors of the Future, Tessa Hart
2014, Stage, Abefe (Gregor's Sister), Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, Barons Court Theatre, Nick Pelas
2014, Stage, US Miranda /Juno (Opera Singer), The Tempest (Tour), Oxford Chamber Theatre, Arthur Kincaid, Ayse Tashkiran (Movement)
2018, Feature Film, South Sudanese Woman, His House, New Regency Pictures, Remi Weekes
2018, Feature Film, Celeste (Lead), Fir, I Witnessed Images, Francesco Bori
2016, Feature Film, Temiwa, Stash, Just Jazz Visuals, HKB FiNN
2018, Television, Mrs Hassan, Informer (S1 Ep 2), Neal Street Productions/BBC1, Jonny Campbell
2017, Television, Court Clerk, Daniel Morgan (S1 Ep1), Channel 4/Indefinite Films, Bruce Goodison
2016, Television, Session Singer, Britain Today Tonight (#1.1), Channel 4, Kayvan Novak
2016, Television, Saidat (Lead), Lodgers - Pilot (Best Short 2016 AFRIFF Globe Awards), ECinema'Live, Keni Ogunlola
Short Film
2019, Short Film, Ella/Muse, #Haters by Emilia Teglia, Take Cover Films/Odd Eyes, Tristan Shepherd
2018, Short Film, Hestia, Ambigram, NuWave Pictures, Rikki Henry
2017, Short Film, Annabel/Syrah, The S-Word, Mind, Jonny Pert
2017, Short Film, Camille, Fear, Mungos Films, Stephan Erdman
2016, Short Film, Lady Death (Lead), Oh, Lady be good, Nemesis Productions, Kosmo W. Crocco
2016, Short Film, Dodger (Lead), Forward Station, BFI 48-hr Film Festival/1863 Films, Eugenio Triana
2015, Short Film, Actress (Lead), The Cusp of Your Credenza (Official Selection IFFR), Anita Delaney, Anita Delaney
2014, Short Film, Adele (Lead), Cyclum (Story by Lola May), LMR Films, Rainer Niermann
2014, Short Film, Isabel, The Siren, MA Bournemouth University, Nor Hazlin Binti Nor Salam
2017, Commercial, Michelle, Postive Parenting, Milky Films, Kaushik Bhattachary
2017, Commercial, Café Friend, Oops Moments, Tena Lights, 2 Doors
2016, Commercial, Lucy, EE Capture Cam, Future Fusion Ltd, Alun Pughe
2016, Commercial, Female Belly, Body Shop – Love Your Body, Bear Jam Productions, James Hilditch
2016, Commercial, American Guest Commercial, London’s Sidestory Sidestory, Andaz Hotels, Ben Wrigglesworth
2017, Recording, Top Soprano/High Alto Singer, Nancy (Feature Film) Soundtrack, Mental Pictures/Soundtree Music, Christina Choe, Peter Raeburn
2016, Recording, Backing Vocalist, John Galea EP Launch, Zamna Media, John Galea
Further Credits
2019, Workshop, Actor - Text and Movement, Three Sisters by Inua Ellams After Chekhov, National Theatre Studio, Nadia Fall & Polly Bennett (Movement)
2019, Workshop, Actor, Performance/Motion Capture, Imaginarium Studios/Haymarket Masterclass, Andy Serkis
2018, Workshop, Chorus, MAMMOTH The Musical, BEAM/Theatre Royal Stratford East, Carrie Cracknell, Matthew Herbert (MD)
2018, Workshop, Actor/Deviser, We Are British, Saikat Ahamed
2017, Workshop, Chorus of Chambermaids, Civilisation (and its Discontents), MCH/Blank Productions, Mark C. Hewitt
2018, Workshop, Actor / Poet, One Hundred Trillion, The Dot Collective, Laura Harling, Maja Milatovic-Ovadia
2016, Site Specific, Singer/Performer, 100 Years of Royal College of Nursing, Museums at Night, Peter Liversidge, Esmeralda Conde Ruiz
2016, Site Specific, Singer/Ensemble, Nils Frahm's - Possibly Colliding: Icelandic Choral Piece, The Barbican, Peter Liversidge
2016, Rehearsed Reading, Social Worker/Nurse, Patience is a Delicate Little (Thing), Talawa Studio Firsts/Arcola Lab, Kalungi Ssebandeke
2015, Site Specific, Hijab Performer, Show Me Edgware Road by Rajha Shakiry, Rich Mix, Mojisola Adebayo
2015, Web Series, Jessica (Lead), Moving On, OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations), Karl Bevis
2015, Workshop, Internet Chimera & Vocalist, #Haters, Odd Eyes Theatre, Emilia Teglia, Barbara Diana (MD)
2015, Musical, Case 2012 (Lead), Illegals the Game Show, Divergent Theatre/Waterloo East Theatre, Roman Berry
2014, Site Specific, Tenor Acapella Singer, Hunky Bluff - Serpentine Gallery Park Nights, Serpentine Gallery, Lina Lapelyte


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
African-Eastern, American-Southern States, American-Standard, Arab, Essex, French, Jamaican, Multicultural London English (MLE), Nigerian, Pidgin, RP*, South African, Suffolk
(* = Native/Fluent)
Arabic, English*, French, Yoruba
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
A Cappella*, African Dance-Traditional*, Alto, Choral Singing*, Classical Singing*, Coloratura soprano, Contemporary Dance, Contemporary Singing*, Drums-African*, Folk Singing*, Gospel Singing*, Guitar, Harmony Singing*, Jazz Singing, Mezzo-Soprano, Opera, Sight-Reading, Soprano*, Top Soprano*, Ukulele
Performance:Actor-Singer, Autocue trained/experienced, Comedy, Corporate Roleplay, Green Screen, Interviewer (experienced), Meisner Technique, Motion Capture, Physical Theatre, Poetry Reading, Presenting, Presenting-Science, Radio Drama, Sight-Singing, Story Telling, TV Presenting, Verbatim Theatre, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Boxing, Cycling*, Horse-riding, Ice Skating, Pilates*, RollerSkating*, Swimming*, Yoga
Other Skills:Ambidextrous, Chess, DBS (CRB) clearance, Devising, Filmmaker, Hand Modelling, Improvisation, Mathematician (qualified), Narration, Photography, Writer
Vocal Range:F3 to C6 (belt to G1)