THE PRISON GUARD/THE HUSBAND
Training: The Royal Academy of Music and the University of Chichester.
Theatre includes: Soon to be Thad/Ensemble in Hairspray (London Coliseum) & Yonkers/Ensemble in Gypsy (Royal Exchange Theatre).
Credits whilst training: Eddie in The Wild Party (the Royal Academy of Music); Gabey in On The Town and Snickers in The Life (the University of Chichester).
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Melanie most recently appeared in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre revival of Jesus Christ Superstar at The Barbican.
Other theatre credits include: Sally in The Wild Party (The Other Palace), We Will Rock You (UK Tour), The Who's Tommy (English Theatre Frankfurt and European Tour), Yvette in Quasimodo (King's Head), The Gypsy in Tommy (Winter Gardens) and Les Misérables (Queen's Theatre) where she understudied and played the role of Fantine for two years.
Film credits include: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner Bros) and Delilah in Samson and Delilah - 2014 REMI Award Winner for Best Music Video Production, WorldFest International Film Festival (VV Brown/YOY Records).
Television includes: Guilt (Lionsgate/ABC) and The Olivier Awards (Les Misérables, BBC). Melanie is an accomplished voiceover artist working for multiple clients with Global Radio and EA Games, and is a vocalist with The History Of Rock.
LOIS MORGAN GAY
Training: A year at Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts.
Theatre includes: Professional debut on Stages - The Musical Theatre Floating Festival at Sea, in the Rodgers And Hammerstein show and The Stephen Sondheim show alongside Jenna Russell. Lois made her West End Debut at the London Coliseum earlier on this year in the UK premiere of The Pirate Queen.
Training: Performance Preparation Academy (PPA).
Theatre includes: Made her professional Stage Debut in Gretel! - A New Musical at The Other Palace, London and is also featured on the Original Cast Recording. Most recently Joely played the role of Princess Jasmine for UK Productions at The Festival Theatre, Malvern.
Credits while training included the role of Judy Bernly in 9 to 5 - The Musical at the Eve Lyons Studio Theatre, Guildford.
Training: Currently studying a BA (Hons) Drama degree at Exeter university, following training at The Actors Workshop.
Theatre includes: Soloist in the U.K. debut of An Evening with Stuart Brayson (The McMillan Theatre), The Scratch Youth Messiah (Royal Albert Hall), Ghost The Musical (Exeter Northcott) and Shine Like the Sun (Exeter Phoenix). Voiceover artist in Private Property (The Princess Theatre).
Film includes: Lucy in Mum’s List (SOHO Productions).
Television includes: Sandy in Holby City (BBC), Casualty (BBC), Three Girls (BBC), Poldark (BBC), Broadchurch (ITV), The Accident (Channel 4), Invisible (Mammoth Screen Ltd) and The One (Urban Myth Films).
Training: Stageworx School of Performing Arts and New Generation Music.
Theatre includes: Ensemble in Luv Esther (UK tour), soloist in Broadway Live (UK tour), soloist in Jazz on Broadway (UK Tour), ensemble in Glasgow Philharmonia Orchestra’s Movies to Musicals (Glasgow City Halls), ensemble and soloist in Stage to Screen (Preston) and ensemble and soloist in Stage to Screen (Windsor).
Film includes: Ineffable and Save the Plane(t).
Recording includes: Luv Esther 2017 Cast Recording.
Other work includes: Dancer in Tartan at the Tivoli (Tivoli Theatre), Dancer in The International Gathering of Highland Dance (Disneyland Paris) and lead band singer in Hot Pursuit.
We have a number of positions available to work as part of the Black Widows Team.
Musicians (Flute, Alto Sax (+Clarinet), Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Drums, Percussion (pitched and unpitched), Keys, Guitar (electric and acoustic), Bass (electric), Violin 1, Violin 2, Cello)
The timescale of the positions will vary due to lockdown and the restrictions it has, however we would ideally like to secure these positions by September. We encourage applications from people who identify from backgrounds and experiences currently underrepresented in the arts including (but not limited to): BAME, people with a disability or life limiting condition, people who identify as working class, and members of the LGBTQ+ community). Please see our equal opportunities policy below.