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Polly Lister


Polly Lister

Warrior Queen

For the New Vic: Table, Votes For Women, Playhouse Creatures, The Snow Queen, The Borrowers, The Hundred and One Dalmatians, As You Like It.

At The New Vic: Di and Viv and Rose (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough)

Theatre Credits include: The Hound Of The Baskervilles (Bolton Octagon); Much Ado About Nothing (Online for 1623); Blue Stockings (Chester StoryHouse); The Wizard Of Oz (Leeds Playhouse); The Worst Witch (Nimax Theatres, Kenny Wax, Novel and Northampton Theatre Royal); A Christmas Carol (Hull Truck); The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and The Snow Queen – A solo show by Nick Lane (Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough); To Sir With Love (Birmingham Rep); Great Expectations, Solace of The Road and Cooking With Elvis (Derby Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Colchester Mercury Theatre); Don’t Dress For Dinner (Devonshire Park, Eastbourne); Boeing Boeing, Private Lives (Harrogate Theatre in Rep); Saint Joan (Understudy to Joan – National Theatre); The Heretic (Manchester Library); Much Ado about Nothing, Dangerous Corner (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds); Hansel and Gretel, Beauty and The Beast (Dukes Theatre, Lancaster/Williamson Park).

Polly has spent a large part of her career in Rep. at Theatre by The Lake in Keswick – including: Abigail’s Party (which won her a UK Theatre Best Performance in a Play Award) Fallen Angels, Suddenly Last Summer, Dancing at Lughnasa, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Memory of Water, Loot, The Blue Room, Hayfever, Our Country’s Good, The Recruiting Officer and A Chorus of Disapproval.

Her self-penned solo show I Was A Wife premiered at The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster in 2016 and toured nationally in 2017.

Television credits include: Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Doctors, Casualty, Back-Up, Martina Cole’s Lady Killers, The Murder of Stephen Lawrence.

 Film credits include:  R.T.F.M (Perfectly Polite Pictures); Polterheist (Tadah Media); London Unplugged (Tunic Media).

Radio credits Include: The Archers, The Ladies’ Delight, Aromatherapy, Tree Splitting, The Distance Between, Lulu, Something Blue (BBC Radio 4).

She is currently in development with Bakkhik Laik Theatre Company on Trial by Medea a solo version of Euripides Tragedy.

Polly trained at Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre and with The National Youth Theatre.


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