Melanie is an actor and set designer, based in Sheffield.
Most recently Melanie was cast as a Court Clerk (a speaking role) in ITV’s Coronation Street which aired on the 24th December 2016.
Her theatre credits include: Betty, Actors Lab Showcase, Lowry Theatre directed by Sue Jenkins, Betty, In a Forest, Dark and Deep, Stuffed Horse, Salford Arts Theatre; Shelley Levene, Glengarry Glen Ross; Lubov Ranyavskaya, The Cherry Orchard; Rosemary/Bernice/Emma Pearce/Doreen, Confusions; Flora, A Slight Ache; Miss Pole, Cranford at Christmas and The Porter / Siward, Macbeth all at DGP, Lantern Theatre, Sheffield and The Sheffield Mysteries, Sheffield Theatres, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Melanie is keen to work in radio and is working with northern writers of sketch comedy and drama. She can currently be heard as Blodwyn in Peter Huntley’s wonderful radio sketches Dylan and Blod Talk about Dai on Cornucopia Radio and as Miss Peel in season 2 of Unrespected.
Melanie narrates audiobooks and currently has two titles in production: Missing Gretyl_ You Only Love Twice by Si Page due to be released Feb / March 2017 and Veiled Eyes (Lake People Book 1) by C. L. Bevill available later in the year.
Her first audiobook Snake Eye by Sabah Khoury Sweis is now available on Audible.
Excerpts from Snake Eye, by Sabah Khoury Sweis, read by Melanie Crawley:
She appears in short films: as The Queen in L’Histoire des Armes de la Princess (2016) and as Barbara in This One Family (2016), she was a contributor to the 2005 documentary X-rated for Channel 5
As a set designer she undertook set and costume design for Foolish Mortals, Lantern Theatre, 2016, set and costume for Summit Arts for their prison projects at HMP Strangeways and HMP Wolds and production design for the short film Dancing in the Ruins, starring Lemm Sissay.
Recent production stills.
Stills from In a Forest, Dark and Deep by Neil LaBute. Melanie Crawley played Betty, designed the set and produced the play.
Stills from Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet. Melanie Crawley played Shelley ‘The Machine’ Levene.
Melanie is available for theatre, film, radio and audio book work.