Cambridge's leading amateur theatre production company

Established 1981

Madeleine Forrester






Madeleine has performed in many productions for the Arts Theatre, Bawds, Combined Actors of Cambridge, Cameo and Shakespeare at the George. Bawds productions include THE LEARNED LADIES (Henriette), THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY (The Duchess), ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (Victorian Actress), WYRD SISTERS, MASKERADE (pictured above as Granny Weatherwax) and THE LAST BREAD PUDDING (Fleur Florian). Directing credits: MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL.
 
Productions for other companies include ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (Elaine), THE CRUCIBLE (Abigail), THE MYSTERY PLAYS (Mary Magdalene), THE FANTASTICKS (The Wall), THE HOUSE OF BERNARDO ALBA (Martirio), A FLEA IN HER EAR (Antoinette), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (4 productions – Puck, Helena, Titania, First Fairy), PERICLES, (2 productions - Dionyza, Cerimon/Fishwife, THE TEMPEST (2 productions - Ariel and Antonia), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Beatrice), THE JEW OF MALTA (Bellamira), LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD (Dorcas Lane), GHOSTS TO GURUS (Company member), WITNESS (Mary, mother of Jesus), Short Cuts and Fringe Benefits (Company Member), SPARK IN JUDEA (Procula), HAUNTED TALES (Company Member), THE MIDNIGHT FOLK (Sylvia Daisy Pouncer), A TALE OF TWO CITIES (Madame Defarge), OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR (Company Member), HAY FEVER (Judith Bliss), TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT (Miss Keane/Hatty/D.I.Sparrow, Frau Schmidt/Spanish Palmist) and RICHARD III (Queen Margaret).
 
Choreography for London Contemporary Dance and locally: THE GINGERBREAD MAN, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, 1789, THE MIDNIGHT FOLK, TITUS ANDRONICUS and PERICLES.
 
Working under the banner of Theatre Matters Madeleine created and performed in concert and café cabaret programmes, raising funds for a variety of charities. In 2014 she devised a new theatre production, THEY'LL NEVER BELIEVE ME to mark the centenary of WW1. This was performed alongside a Heritage Lottery Funded community project which she also devised and managed. The production toured locally with the final performance in Ely Cathedral on Remembrance Sunday.
 
Madeleine has performed with Respectable Groove and musicians Evelyn Nallen and David Gordon in a number of venues, including Bury St Edmunds Music Festival. Media and Voicework includes: BBC Radio Two Broadcasts, Video Training Packages, CD Rom Characters and learning packages and audio prospectii.
 
Madeleine trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

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