Lucy Appleby

Lucy Appleby has lived in Tokyo and New York and has worked in a variety of occupations besides acting, as a TEFL teacher and recently as a funeral celebrant for non-religious funerals. She is also a psychotherapist, and has recently completed her training as a theatre director at City Lit.

Lucy was the AWL Script Co-ordinator from 2010-11, then just Competition Co-ordinator from 2011-12.

Casting Notes

Height 5' 2˝" Hair Colour Brown
Playing Age
40 - 50


Accents French, North American, Southern Irish, Yorkshire
Languages French, Japanese
Performance Children's Voices, Mime, Sight-reading, Voiceovers
Other Skills Language teacher, Psychotherapist, Trained counsellor

AWL Credits


Year Writer Play Type
2015Viv LakePacking Up the Old Stage TrunkReading
2015Brian AbbottBird on the WireReading
2014Michael JohnsonWearing the TrousersReading
2014Peter BirdThe AdjudicationReading
2014Ian BuckleyArms AplentyReading
2013William PattersonThe English TeacherReading
2013Peter BirdThe NeighbourReading
2012Jane FookesAdriftReading
2012Maryse AddisonThe Man by the LakeReading
2011Lea SellersThe First CasualtyReading
2011Karen VavourakisSomeoneReading
2010Gareth PilkingtonWindowsReading
2009Rajesh Rai & Peter SuttonThe Prince of BhawalReading
2008Robin MarchalThe Female ByteReading
2006Sue GiffordGlobal Terrorism (and an Uprising Star)Reading
2005Paddy GormleyRiverbank ReverieReading
2004Gus HughesDustReading
2003Paddy GormleyElsinore AvenueReading
2003Morgan LaytonThe Erotic BarbershopReading
2002Tony DugdaleFollowing in Father's FootstepsReading
2001Brian MarshallNo Sleep 'Til BasingstokeReading
2001Julia BoldenTwo BirdsReading


Year Writer Play Role Director
2014Rosalind AdlerWSM (Wicked StepMother)JenKirsty Bennett
2012Maryse AddisonThe Devil's Looking GlassNarratorKenneth Michaels
2012Nicola VenningMiss Robin HoodNarratorCarolyn Pertwee
2012Nicolas RidleyLove by the MonthVariousJohn Melainey
2012Michael JohnsonThe Boy Who Wanted to FlyNarratorJenny Patrick
2012Karen VavourakisMilkstonesEnid DoorhandleMartin Cort
2011Karen VavourakisSomeoneNarratorLucy Appleby
2010Elizabeth GamberoniPut It All On My AccountAngela WoodwardCarolyn Pertwee
2008Ian BuckleyThe ReturnLyn AshtonMark Solomon
2007Peter SuttonElgar and AliceAlice StuartRobin Marchal
2007Carolyn PertweeBest Laid PlansNarratorMartin Cort
2006Martin BaumP.O.E.T.S. DayAngelicaAndrew Heart
2006Peter SuttonBy the Rivers of Babylon (full reading)Gohar PetrossianMartin Cort
2005Peter SuttonBy the Rivers of Babylon (part reading)HaikMartin Cort
2005Megan KarnesMs HappLisaJohn Melainey
2004Michael BaldwinKnickersBeaDavid Hampshire
2003Gilles CremonesiAlto RhapsodyClara SchumannMichael Murray
2003Sue WhitmoreRuthVariousAndrew Heart
2002Alice CooperThe LadiesCamilla ForbesJohn Melainey
2002Elizabeth GamberoniThe ApplicantsNarratorMelissa Docker
2001Shane ScottFrom Ash AriseVéra NovákováBrian Marshall
2001Colin PinkThe Skin of MemoryLucyJohn Melainey
2001Carrie CohenUnrestricted VisitsMotherBrian Marshall
2000Ruth O'CallaghanThe Phoenix AwardLorna
1999Martin BaumP.O.E.T.S.DayAngelicaBrian Marshall


Year Writer Play Role Director
2015Sally SheringhamBriefs EncounterMelPeter Mair
2015Samantha ParryThe MisunderstandingAnnaKenneth Michaels
2013Liam O'GradyPoppy and the Clockwork ManPoppy
2010Jane WalkerSpinstersLily
2010Julia HaythornTea and DemocracyCarol
2009Judy ForrestThe Quiet EvolutionDolphin 2
2008Penny CullifordFunny BusinessMartina
2007Penny CullifordAuld Lang SyneSusan
2006Paul McBainCookie Trees for ChristmasClapshaw
2005Boris RumneyWicca WorkHarpierHarry Saks
2005Philip BlackA Yawning GulfNatalie
2005Paddy GormleySpaced OutComputer
2004Lin SagovskyWatching the DetectivesAngel Kate
2004Peter SaracenYou Don't Have to JumpFrancesJohn Melainey
2003Peter HaycroftStreet BabesHer Voice
2003Paddy GormleyElsinore AvenueNarratorLucy Appleby
2003Mary PiercyConversation on a TrainJean
2002Philip BlackSt JosephMary


Year Writer Play Director
2013Tom JensenQuiet Carriage
2013Nicolas RidleyGardening Leave
2009Tom Cunliffe & Mary PiercyCrossroads
2004Brian MarshallMisogyny


Year Director Play Type
2011Tea Time TangoCompetition
2009I Think I'll Go NowCompetition (3rd)
2001Oh Boyo!Competition

Rehearsal Photographs

Briefs Encounter by Sally SheringhamBriefs Encounter
by Sally Sheringham

Packing Up the Old Stage Trunk by Viv LakePacking Up the Old Stage Trunk
by Viv Lake

The Misunderstanding by Samantha ParryThe Misunderstanding
by Samantha Parry

WSM (Wicked StepMother) by Rosalind AdlerWSM (Wicked StepMother)
by Rosalind Adler

Wearing the Trousers by Michael JohnsonWearing the Trousers
by Michael Johnson

The Adjudication by Peter BirdThe Adjudication
by Peter Bird

Arms Aplenty by Ian BuckleyArms Aplenty
by Ian Buckley

The English Teacher by William PattersonThe English Teacher
by William Patterson

Quiet Carriage by Tom JensenQuiet Carriage
by Tom Jensen

Poppy and the Clockwork Man by Liam O'GradyPoppy and the Clockwork Man
by Liam O'Grady

Gardening Leave by Nicolas RidleyGardening Leave
by Nicolas Ridley

The Neighbour by Peter BirdThe Neighbour
by Peter Bird

Adrift by Jane FookesAdrift
by Jane Fookes

The Devil's Looking Glass by Maryse AddisonThe Devil's Looking Glass
by Maryse Addison

Miss Robin Hood by Nicola VenningMiss Robin Hood
by Nicola Venning




Non-AWL Credits


Production Role Notes/Venue
Home Furnishings Director by William Paterson for Skylight Theatre at the Drayton Arms (2013)
The Misfits of London Director Interrupt the Routine company at the Bridewell Theatre (2013)
Effie's Burning Director Etcetera Theatre, for Goodman Productions (2013)
Market Boy Assistant Director City Lit( Directors' course 2012-2013)
A Dream Play Assistant Director City Lit( Directors' course 2012-2013)


Year Production Role Director Venue
  A Stitch in Time Lindy (lead role opposite Norman Wisdom) Bob Asher Rank Organisation
  55 Days in Peking Martha (David Niven's daughter) Nicholas Ray Bronson Organisation
  Ballad in Blue Margaret (lead role opposite Ray Charles) Paul Henreid Alsa Productions
  No Longer Alone Patricia Nic Webster Worldwide Films


Year Production Role Director Venue
  A Vote for Hitler Meg Brook Productions for Channel 4
  Churchill's People Queen Margaret Donald McWhinnie BBC Television
  Special Branch Julie Tom Clegg Euston Films
  Love Story Diana Lionel Harris ATV
  A Man of Our Time (series) Clare (George Cole's daughter) Alan Clarke Rediffusion London
  Black Beauty Emily LWT
  English for Tomorrow (3 seasons) Presenter NHK Japan
  Jesus of Nazareth Veronica Franco Zeffirelli ITC


Year Production Role Director Venue
  Dear Daddy Liz David William Ambassadors Theatre
  Party to Murder Sally Peter Adamson Bill Kenwright Tour
  The Sea Rose Bill Gaskill Royal Court Theatre
  Murder Twice Susan Harry Landis Tabard Theatre
  Pride & Prejudice Lydia Lionel Harris Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
  Love from a Stranger Winnie Harry Landis Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
  Yoake Mai Alice Takizawa Osamu National Theatre, Tokyo
  Henry IV Lady Percy Ivan Woodhouse Tokyo International Players
  Bedroom Farce Kate Ivan Woodhouse Tokyo International Players
  Under Milk Wood Gossamer Ivan Woodhouse Tokyo International Players
  Absent Friends Diana Ivan Woodhouse Tokyo International Players



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