Barbara Peirson

For Frequency Theatre: ACTOR ~ DIRECTOR

Barbara Peirson is currently the Artistic Director of the Lakeside Theatre.

Barbara has worked in theatre, film, television and radio for many years as both actor and director. Has also taught and directed plays at Man Met, Rose Bruford, The Welsh College of Speech and Drama, Bristol University, The University of Essex and The Actors Centre. Is on the board of directors for The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and is a regular practitioner for Fire and Ice, the Theatre for Human Rights.

Theatre credits include:

Station House Opera: Live From Paradise B.A.C./ Hampstead New End: And All the Children Cried (Myra) National Theatre Studio: The Life and Death of Marylin Munroe (Marilyn) Norwich Playhouse: Blood Libel (Elvira) Royal Court: Kicking the Habit, Hammett’s Watch Ipswich Wolsey: Pygmalion. And seasons at: Bolton Octagon: including Love on the Dole (Mrs Hardcastle); The Enemies Within The Young Vic, including The Enemies Within, Can’t Pay Won’t Pay (Antonia), No Worries; The Everyman Liverpool, including Stags and Hens, (Maureen),The Seagull, (Nina) Mother Courage, (Katrin); The Dukes Lancaster, Ipswich Wolsey, Pit Prop Theatre, Theatre Foundry, Magpie Theatre, Adelaide, Theatr Clwyd, Self Portrait, Black Ice. Worcester Swan: Moll Flanders (Moll Flanders)

Television credits include:

Our Friends in the North, Close Relations, A Dinner of Herbs, Brookside, Grange Hill, Coronation Street, Blind Justice, Mr Wroe’s Virgin’s, Flowers of the Forest, Emmerdale,Close Relations.

Film credits include:

Hope and Glory, Possession, Shaded from the Sun.

Radio credits include:

Many BBC Radio Dramas and short stories for Tony Cliff, Michael Fox, Kay Patrick, Dave Sheasby, Caroline Bailey, Gillian Hush. BBC Schools – several commentaries for Teaching Today.

Directors worked with include:

David Thacker, Annie Castledine, Jeffrey Rush, Danny Boyle, John Boorman, Neil LaBute, Anne Michell, Paul Jesson, Chris Bond, Mel Smith, James McDonald, Michael Whyte, Irina Brown, Charles Sturridge, Lou Wakefield, Gari Jones.

80 Miles

Written by Elizabeth Kuti

Jessica has 10 minutes of her GP's time and 80 miles of story to tell.

The End

Written by Graham Watts

Waiting to die, a woman is offered the chance control her end and bring her death a little closer.