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Callum Coates - Rosalind Cressy - Sarah Finch - Duncan Law - Dorothy Lawrence - Tamsin Lewis - Kali Peacock - Sonia Ritter

Dorothy Lawrence

Dorothy is one of the founder members of the Lions part and has taken part in The Bankside Festivals and many productions since the company was founded in 1995. She has played Olivia in Twelfth Night, Greta in The Dead Husband, Prudence in the annual Mummer's play for Twelfth Night, Tyb in Gammer Gurton's Needle, Wisdome in The Marriage between Wit and Wisdome, Venus in The Springes Glorie at Shakespeare's Globe, Tamesis in George and the Dragon, Ceres in The Arraignement of Paris at Hampton Court and Greenwich Palace, The Pagan Lady and Mona the scouse Seagull in the musical The Storie of Mann... and All That on the Isle of Man, various roles in The Fifteen Minute Gunpowder Plot and Myrable and the Oracle in The Rape of Lucrece. Dorothy was part of the cast who devised the hit show, Lilies on the Land, from 150 letters sent to the lions part by former Land Army women. Dorothy produced the show on its sell-out National tour to fifty venues in ten weeks whilst playing the part of Margie from County Durham.

Dorothy trained at The Drama Centre, London. Her acting career outside of the company includes Repertory and an extensive touring history. She has played Shirley in Shirley Valentine, Anna in Joanna Murray Smith's Love Child, Susan in Broken at the Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich's New Writing Festival, the Governess in The Turn of the Screw at Chester Gateway, Gertrude in Hamlet, Juliana Bordereau in The Aspern Papers, Violet in Doo Cot's Ultraviolet, directed by Anna Furse, the Governess in Intermezzo, directed by Christopher Fettes at Greenwich Theatre, Nina Hamnett in Breaking the Frame, Wendy in Strippers at the Palace Theatre Westcliff, Lady Chevely in An Ideal Husband, Laura in the stage adaptation of Laura and Ruth in Ayckbourn's Living Together, Phyllis in Season's Greetings at Sheringham and Peggy in C.P. Taylor's And A Nightingale Sang.

Her TV credits include A Woman of Substance, Kate in Catherine Cookson's Our Kate for LWT, Sorrel and Son for YTV and Ransome and Takeover for the BBC. Films include Louise in Models Required and Lady Henrietta in The Lady and The Highwayman, directed by John Hough. Dorothy has also been the company treasurer since the company began. She is a dedicated yoga enthusiast and is married to the Greenman!