Meet the Cast: Bold Girls

Our re-imagined production of the seminal Belfast-set play Bold Girls, directed by Michael Duke, will be staged at Lanternhouse from 24 September to 1 October, with casting announced today.

Photographed: Pauline Goldsmith (top left), Julie Martis (top right), Leigh Lothian (bottom left), Katya Searle (bottom right)

Pauline Goldsmith

Pauline hails from Belfast and lives in Glasgow. She creates her own comedy shows, including Bright Colours Only,  which she toured internationally in a hearse. Pauline is a double nominee of The Stage Best Actress Award, which she won for Samuel Beckett’s Not I. Most recent theatre credits include Muster Station: Leith at the Edinburgh International Festival (Grid Iron), Hang (Tron Theatre), Interiors (Vanishing Point), the Olivier Award winning Baby ReindeerThe House (American Absurdum), and Eidolon (Beverley Hood). She is a creative associate of Vanishing Point Theatre. 

Julie Martis

Julie Martis is an actor from Glasgow. Recent theatre credits include Retribution Day, with Blueberry Goose Theatre, Bright Azzurro Sea with Lumenis Theatre, and Henry IV Part 1 – The Show Must Go Online.

Screen credits include Till The Violets Come, with Mothcatcher Films, and the highly acclaimed short film ‘A Boy’s Life’.

Leigh Lothian

Leigh is originally from Scotland and trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Theatre Credits Include: Collet in The Da Vinci Code (UK Tour), Ruth Connors/Buckley ‘The Lovely Bones’ (Birmingham Rep/UK Tour), Alternate Carole King ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ (Aldwych Theatre/UK Tour), Jennie Liddell ‘Chariots of Fire’ (Gielgud Theatre), Kate Monster/Lucy ‘Avenue Q’ (Gatehouse Theatre), Kate Mair ‘The Flouers O’Edinburgh’ (Finborough Theatre), Mabel ‘Selkie’ (Southwark Playhouse), The Beautiful Game (Union Theatre) and Old Goat Song (Lion and Unicorn Theatre).

Workshops Include: ‘Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour’ (National Theatre of Scotland/Royal Court), ‘Lager Ladies’ (National Theatre of Scotland), ‘Being Groucho’ (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).

TV and Film Include: Chorus Girl in Nolly (ITV).

Katya Searle

Katya Searle is a recent graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she studied on the BA Acting programme During Katya’s time training, she has performed in Macbeth, Parliament Square and Takin’ Over The Asylum. She is thrilled to be joining the cast of Bold Girls in her professional Debut.

Katya was a finalist in the BBC’s Carlton Hobbs competition. She also received the Charles Brooke Memorial Prize for speaking in Scots.


Rachel Murphy

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