PENELOPE MCDONALD by Michael Pollard
Photo: Michael Pollard
35 Plymouth Grove, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 3WU
Phone: 07861 778330 / 0161-724 4880
Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'9" (175cm)
Weight:10st. 4lb. (65kg)
Playing Age:46 - 60 years
Eye Colour:Hazel
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Long
Voice Character:Engaging
Voice Quality:Low

About me:

Penny has just finished playing the role of Dee in 'Bad Aunts' with Untoward Theatre Company, at the Brighton Festival, in London, and at the Edinburgh Festival throughout August at the Gilded Balloon.

During that time she also worked with Sheep Soup helping create the new musical Hoarders, in the central role of Nell.

Stage Further Credits
2019, Stage, Dee, Bad Aunts, Untoward Theatre Company, Eloise Poulton
2017, Stage, Rose, As I Lay Waiting, Theatre By Numbers, Charlie Mortimer
2016, Stage, Mrs Rutter, Care Takers, Truant Company, Billy Cowan
2016, Stage, Narrator, Ghostly Tales, Demi-Paradise Productions, Steve Tomlin
2015, Stage, Manchester, Under Mancwood, Hat Hair Productions, Ross Kelly
2014, Stage, Mrs Forrester, Deck The Halls With Holmes and Watson, Demi-Paradise, Sue McCormick
2014, Stage, Case Worker, To Walk In Your Shoes, Red Bobble Theatre Company at Re:Play, Martha Simon
2013, Stage, Mary, Neighbourhood Watch, Contact Compacts, Kimberly Hart Simpson
2013, Stage, Viv, No Soft Option, Poppa Bear at 24:7 Theatre Festival, Jeff Butler
2013, Stage, Claire, Red, Re:Play Festival, Martin Gibbons
2013, Stage, Case Worker, To Walk in Your Shoes, Red Bobble Theatre Company, Martha Simon
2013, Stage, Older Woman, Walking, Contact Compacts, Max Shuell
2012, Stage, Claire, Red, J B Shorts 8, Martin Gibbons
2012, Stage, Karen/Bitch From Hell, The Final Days of Fringe Theatre, Northern Elastic Theatre, Mark Stanton
2011, Stage, Virginia Woolf, A Good Day, Beat Productions, Helen Parry
2011, Stage, Gillian, A Spectre Calls, J B Shorts 5, Elisa Amesbury
2011, Stage, Fairy Godmother, Broadway or Bust, Encore Productions, David Dale
2011, Stage, Carol, Four Calling Birds, Northern Elastic Theatre, Ian Townsend
2010, Stage, Mrs Rutter, Care Takers, Truant Company, Billy Cowan
2010, Stage, Diane, Raving Beauties, Broken Echo Theatre Company, Helen Parry
2010, Stage, Guardian Angel, Up Frankie, Angus and Ross, Tony Lidington
2009, Stage, Mrs Rutter, Care Takers Best Actress nominee Dublin Theatre Festival, Truant Company, Billy Cowan
2005, Stage, Milly, Bite Me, Physico Theatre Company, Carole Solazzo
2004, Stage, Beverly, The Shadow Box, 5th House Productions, Ged McKenna
2001, Stage, Beverley, Abigail's Party, Central Space Theatre Company, David Dale
2001, Stage, Tiffany Tremaine, Pink For A Boy, Central Space Theatre Company, David Dale
2000, Stage, Various Roles, The Possibilities, Flaming Theatre, Ben Gove
2000, Stage, Beverly, The Shadow Box, Short Skirts Productions, James Rafferty/Polly Wines
1999, Stage, Lani 1, After Work, Steam Industry/BAC, Zoe Reason
1998, Stage, McDonald, Top Dogs, Dialogue Productions, Patricia Benecke
1997, Stage, Nicola, Girl's Night Out, Westcliff Palace Theatre, Chris Dunham
1997, Stage, Henrietta, The Hollow, Palace Theatre Westcliff, Chris Dunham
1996, Stage, Christina Grant, Murder On The Nile, Westcliff Palace Theatre, Chris Dunham
1993, Stage, Madeline, For Those Who Have Ears, Theatre Ou-Boum, Mark Ronan
1992, Stage, Edna Louise, Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean, East Dulwich Tavern, Janet Prince
1991, Stage, Rosalind, As You Like It, A One Theatre Company, Helen Thompson
1990, Stage, Anne Gedge, Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs, Cornucopia Theatre Company, Chrys Salt
1989, Stage, Alice, Daisy Pulls It Off, Manchester Library Theatre, Peter Fieldson
1989, Stage, Jane, One For The Road, Oldham Coliseum, Peter Fieldson
1988, Stage, Lady Bracknell, The Importance of Being Earnest, New Triad, John Strehlow
1988, Stage, Katherine, The Taming of the Shrew, New Triad, John Strehlow
1987, Stage, Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, White Horse Theatre Company, Peter Griffiths
1987, Stage, Jessica, The Merchant of Venice, New Triad, John Strehlow
1983, Stage, Jacquenetta, Loves Labour's Lost, Bolton Octagon, Ian Judge
1983, Stage, Eunice Sidebottom, Saturday Night at the Crown, Bolton Octagon, John Pickles
1983, Stage, Dorcas, Sisterly Feelings, Bolton Octagon, John Pickles
1982, Stage, Sarah, The Accrington Pals, Bolton Octagon, Wilfred Harrison
1981, Stage, Catherine, A View From The Bridge, Bolton Octagon, Colin Bean
1981, Stage, Miss Goodbody, Hell Bent, Century, Paul Gibson
1981, Stage, Ala, Tango, Bolton Octagon, Wilfred Harrison
1981, Stage, Janey Jenkins, The Cure For Love, Bolton Octagon, John Pickles
1980, Stage, Imogen, Cymbelline, Bolton Octagon, Felicity Taylor
1980, Stage, Lady Mortimer, Henry IV Part One, Bolton Octagon, Helena Kaut-Hausen
1980, Stage, Sarah Undershaft, Major Barbara, Bolton Octagon, Jolyon Coombs
1980, Stage, Dinah Linden, The Linden Tree, Bolton Octagon, Colin Bean
1980, Stage, Rachel Wilcox, The Merry-Go-Round, Bolton Octagon, Wilfred Harrison
1980, Stage, Bianca, The Taming of the Shrew, Bolton Octagon, Felicity Taylor
1980, Stage, Lady Elizabeth Randall, While The Sun Shines, Bolton Octagon, Felicity Taylor
1979, Stage, Margaret, Much Ado About Nothing, Bolton Octagon, Jolyon Coombs
Further Credits
2019, Musical, Nell, Hoarders R & D, Sheep Soup, Adam Lenson
2019, Street Theatre, Zampanella, New Follies, Promenade Promotions, Tony Lidington
2016, Pantomime, Norma Desmondemona, Snow White, Georgian Theatre Royal, Clare Allen
2015, Audio, Reader (Audio Book), MAKE A CHRISTMAS WISH, ID Audio, Alice Lee
2015, Film, Aishe, Il Somnambulo, Myth Factory Films, Douglas Rath
2015, Film school, Mother, She, Preston University, Victoria Vebreska
2014, Audio, Narrator, Elite: Tales From The Frontier, Fantastic Books Audio, Christopher Jarvis
2014, Concert, Patricia Pipistrelle, The Great Fete, Promenade Promotions, Tony Lidington
2014, Pantomime, Fairy Godmother and Baroness, Cinderella, Georgian Theatre Royal, Tony Lidington
2014, Recording, Various, Elite: Lave Revolution, Radio Theatre Workshop/Fantasitc Books Audio, Christopher Jarvis
2013, Film school, Mother, The Soldier, Manchester Metropolitan Universtiy, Steve Owen
2013, Pantomime, Fairy Godmother and Baroness, Cinderella, Georgian Theatre Royal, Tony Lidington
2013, Voice Over, Narrator, Gimbal iPhone App, Comma Films, Ra Page
2012, Opera, Fraulein Dr Mathilde Von Zahnd, The Physicists, Renard Music Theatre @ Tete a Tete Opera Festival, Timothy Burke
2012, Pantomime, Holly the Wood Sprite, Babes in the Wood, Georgian Theatre Royal, Tony Lidington
2012, Voice Over, Various, Audio Books, Greenbank Studios, Matthew Jones
2010, Pantomime, Malignia Demoness of Darkness, Mother Goose, Georgian Theatre Royal, Tony Lidington
2010, Voice Over, Narrator, The Moss Witch, Comma films, Ra
2009, Pantomime, Wicked Stepmother, Cinderella, Halle Productions, David Dale
2008, Pantomime, Maldemort - 2008 & 2009, Beauty And The Beast, Winchester Theatre Royal, James Barry
2005, Radio, Mother, The Ghost Camp, Salford Community Radio, Leslie Holmes
2004, Pantomime, Obnoxia the Ugly Sister - 2004 & 2005, Four Dames in Search of a Panto, Proteus Theatre Company, Mark Helyar
2004, Street Theatre, Venus, The Birth of Venus, Avanti Display, Mike Lister
2003, Pantomime, Vera The Vile - 2002 & 2003, A Nightmare On Emerald City, Jersey Arts Centre, David Dale
2003, Voice Over, Jancis, Dr Who - Excelis Decays, The Big Finish
2001, Corporate, Home Owner, New Builds, Barratt Homes, Patrick Nolan
2000, Pantomime, Fairy Lettuce - 1999 & 2000, Jack And The Beanstalk, Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal, Tony Lidington
1999, Corporate, Presenter, Changes, Halifax Building Socisty, Nigel Proctor
1999, Pantomime, Empress Of China 1998 - 1999, Aladdin, Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal, Tony Lidington
1998, Voice Over, Woman in Shower, Activator Shower Gel, PRN, Patrick Nolan
1998, Voice Over, Housewife, Neutrodol commercial, PRN, Patrick Nolan
1997, Voice Over, Trekkie, 'Star Trek' trailers, Paramount, Patrick Nolan
1995, Corporate, House Buyer, First Time Home, Barratt Homes, Patrick Nolan
1995, Training Film, Doctor, Healthcare Productions Training Film, PRN, Patrick Nolan
1995, Voice Over, Various Roles, The Good Sex Guide, Carlton Television
1994, Commercial, Tourist, Florida Sprees, Belmont Films, Barry Knox
1994, Corporate, Customer, New Product, BritishTelecom, Patrick Nolan
1994, Pantomime, Warfarin, Dick Whittington, Leeds City Varieties, Tony Lidington
1992, Corporate, Presenter, New Rules, Halifax Building Socisty, Nigel Proctor
Audio, Various, Audio Books, Greenbank Studios, Matthew Jones


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Southern States, American-Standard, Bristol, Cheshire, English-Standard, Estuary English, French, Geordie, Irish-Northern, Irish-Southern, Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester*, Midlands-West, New Zealand, RP, Russian, Scottish-Standard, Stoke-on-Trent, Yorkshire
(* = Native/Fluent)
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Alto*, Mezzo-Soprano*, Soprano*, Tap
Performance:Audio Books, Comedy, Live Roleplay, Musical Theatre, Role Play, Singer-Professional, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Other Skills:Puppetry, Puppetry-Hand


Additional Skills: PADI Open Water Diver