Playing Louise, the excitable girl-next-door

Hi, my name is Kerry. This is my first play with The Saddleworth Players and what a play to jump in with! I’m really enjoying playing Louise, the excitable girl-next- door who is forgotten by Philip when the mature and exotic Mrs. Ashley comes to stay at Barton Manor. Louise is sweet and innocent to begin with, but her jealousy of Rachel Ashley brings out the worst in her character; she is taken in by gossip and believes the absolute worst about her.

The more I dissect the play the stronger my conviction is that Rachel Ashley is guilty…then I change my mind to not guilty. It’s so well written it will have audiences guessing about Mrs. Ashley’s actions for a long time after seeing it.

Over the past few years I’ve enjoyed playing at Droylsden Little Theatre, Hyde Festival Theatre, Oldham Lyceum, Upper Mill Society and in the Manchester Fringe Theatre scene. Most recently I’ve been filming for an episode of ‘Judge Rinder’s Court Room Drama’s’ for ITV.

I love theatre and acting. I’m really grateful for this opportunity to be performing with a lovely group so dedicated to putting on amazing shows. I’m already feeling nervous about opening night!

‘My Cousin Rachel’ will be performed by the Saddleworth Players at the Millgate Arts Centre from 28 September to 5 October. Tickets are available online from our booking site or from the box office at Delph Library (Tuesdays 2pm–5pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 2pm–7pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30am–1pm). The box office telephone number is 01457 874644.

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