Speechless Cast - Full Biographies
I am a rude, pink-haired theatre lover, who also happens to have cerebral palsy and no speech. I use a communication aid to speak (think a punk Stephen Hawking), but the words that come out of my computer will quickly shatter any stereotypes you might have about disabled people. Read Putting the Unspoken Centre Stage.
Paul Christopher Mooney
Paul is an actor, director, writer, magician, puppeteer from Manchester. Having graduated from Bretton Hall, he has written and performed the nominated series of children's plays The Pirate Revlon Scarlet (River Productions). Paul played Ernest in Rive'rs national tour of Wilde's 'Importance of being Earnest.' Paul directed the sell-out production of 'Macbeth' for River in 2011 at The Scoop. Paul is also the artistic director of Unspoken and directed their workshop performance at The Hackney Empire in 2015. He has just finished directing Julia Donaldson's "The Gruffalo", and is very proud to have incorporated makaton into over 1500 performances in to the Deep Dark Wood.
Maggie trained at Guildhall. Stage work includes roles in Shakespeare and the classics, contemporary drama, comedies, experimental theatre, musicals and cabarets.
Recent roles include: Ouiser (Steel Magnolias); Sylvia "Bodybag" Hollamby (Bad Girls the Musical); Sister Aloysius (Doubt); Moira (The Gift); Aggie Hurley (A Catered Affair); Ruth (Collected Stories); Nurse (Women of Twilight); Ma (Woody – a new musical by Geoff Morrow about Woody Allen); Gladys Monroe, Marilyn's schizophrenic mother (Norma Jeane the Musical); Henrietta Iscariot (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot); Margaret Lord (High Society); Izzie (House and Garden); Miss Crowe (A Man of No Importance); Sally Durant (Follies); Fanny Morland (Mary Rose); Ranevskaya (The Cherry Orchard); Else (Festen); Abby (The Musical of Musicals, the Musical); Magda Svenson (Night of January the 16th); Volumnia (Coriolanus); Duchesses of Gloucester/York (Richard II), Maria (Twelfth Night); Adriana (Comedy of Errors).
Maggie is also a voiceover artist.
Trained at RADA. Repertory seasons at Crewe, Coventry, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh.
West End: Vaudeville, Shaftesbury, Playhouse, Duke of York's.
Tours: Out Of Order, Corpse, Dad's Army.
TV: Z Cars, Second City Firsts, The Glittering Prizes, East Enders, Dr Who, The Fall & Rise of Reginald Perrin, Keeping Up Appearances, Only Fools & Horses, The Prince of Denmark, The Bill.
As a director, David has almost 50 plays to his credit: at drama schools, the London fringe, national tours; his productions have been seen in the UK, Vienna, Singapore & the Far East, and the USA.
His next project will be a national tour of Out of Order, as assistant director to Ray Cooney, and playing again "The Body", a part he first played 26 years ago!
Began in the profession under Sharon Harris
TV: The Bill, Petit Filous, Baking Advert
Voice over/ theatre: Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Christmas Gala, Murder By The Book
Background Artist: ADHM, Housefull Three, Return of the Native, Vicar of Dibley
Caroline does regular work with Comedy Horror Pizza Productions which have links on YouTube.
Since graduating from Drama Studio London in 2011, Elizabeth has toured with various companies across both the UK and Europe, playing characters such as Belle in 'A Christmas Carol' and Hero from 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Since returning to London, she has played very prominent roles in Shakespeare productions including Alcibiades in 'Timon of Athens' and Calpurnia in 'Julius Caeser' for the Victoria & Albert Museum's Performance Festival 2016.
Elizabeth is an experienced musician who plays the piano, clarinet and flute as well as a number of other instruments and is a classically trained mezzo-soprano.