Melanie is an actor, voiceover artist, producer, writer and set designer, based in the North of England.
Melanie is currently working on development of a number of projects for stage and screen as well as continuing to narrate and produce the excellent ‘Lake People’ series of books (available on Audible).
Recently, Melanie was cast as a Court Clerk (a speaking role) in the Christmas Eve 2016 edition of ITV’s Coronation Street and in early 2017 appeared in the Tesco Food Love Stories national campaign.
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
She appears in short films: as Margaret in The Middle of Nowhere (2017, in production) and as Barbara in This One Family (2016).
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 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.
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.