Melanie is an actor, voiceover artist, producer, writer and set designer, based in the North of England.
During Lockdown Melanie is mainly working from her voice studio, narrating audiobooks and contributing to audio drama and podcasts.
Melanie recently appeared in the 2019-20 UK tour of Tannie in Tannie & Tannie.
Recently, Melanie appeared as Lord Montague in Romeo and Juliet at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester and as The Mayor in Friday Night, Mayor for Sheffield Theatres Making Room Studio Takeover.
Her theatre credits also include: Three Post-Apocalyptic Comedians Walk Into A Bar…Stuffed Horse, 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; The Porter / Siward, Macbeth all at Lantern Theatre, Sheffield and The Sheffield Mysteries, Sheffield Theatres, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
You can find out more on Melanie’s website.
She appears in short films: as Margaret in Tired of Dancing (2017, in production) and as Barbara in This One Family (2016) and other work includes Court Clerk (a speaking role) in a Christmas Eve edition of ITV’s Coronation Street and an appearance in the Tesco Food Love Stories national campaign.
As a set designer she undertook set and costume design for In a Forest, Dark and Deep, Salford Arts Theatre, 2016, 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.
Melanie most recently produced Tannie & Tannie and is co-developing the play for a UK tour in 2019. She produced and designed the revival of Neil LaBute’s In a Forest, Dark and Deep for the GM Fringe in 2016 and has recently been commissioned to create a new theatre piece for a festival in Sheffield (news TBA!).
She loves working in radio and as an audiobook narrator having appeared in radio sketch comedy for Cornucopia radio:
Melanie has completed narration and production for four audiobooks. All are available on Audible. You can hear excerpts below:
Recent production stills.
Pre-production stills from Tannie & Tannie, DINA Venue, Sheffield November 2018
Pre-production shots from Romeo and Juliet, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester, June 2018
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, audio book narration and commercial acting and voiceover. For further information please visit Melanie’s Website.