WHO WE ARE
Co-Founder & Company Director
Emily has worked as an actress from the age of 11, beginning her career at The Library Theatre, Manchester in Neil Simon’s Jake’s Women where she played the daughter to real life father David Fleeshman. Early TV work includes regular characters in the children’s series My Parents Are Aliens and 24:7. She has also recorded many Radio Plays for BBC Radio 4 Drama.
Emily graduated in 2008 with a degree in Theatre Studies from Lancaster University and travelled throughout Asia and the Far East before settling back in her home town of Manchester. Her Television credits since have included: The Wright Way, Still Open All Hours, Welcome Home, Shameless, The Royal, Doctors, Jimmy McGovern’s The Street and Moving On. Theatre credits include: Rita, Sue and Bob Too St. Helens Theatre Royal, The Crimson Retrubution as part of the 24:7 Theatre festival and Once in a House on Fire at The Lowry Theatre, Salford.
Sue has been an actress for over 40 years, working for 12 years in repertory theatre before embarking on a long television career.
Sue has worked at numerous renowned theatres including The Royal Court, London, The Lowry, The Empire and The Royal Exchange. She starred in national tour of The V Monologues and hit musical 20th Century Boy, playing in a total of 65 theatres across the UK.
Sue played Gloria Todd in Coronation St (4 years) and Jackie Corkhill in Brookside (11 years). Other TV credits include, How We Used To Live, The Beiderbecke Affair, Coasting, Dalziel and Pascoe, Heartbeat, The Royal, Doctors, Holby City, Emmerdale, Midsomer Murders, Casualty and Being Eileen. She has recorded over 200 plays in BBC radio drama.
Sue has produced and directed the sell out Night of Stars and Night of Stars II at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, Gala Night of Stars at the Tameside Hippodrome and 2 open air Shakespeare productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It. As patron of 24/7 Festival, she directed Shadow Of Your Hand in 2011.
Sue was honoured to be the subject of This Is Your Life in 2001 and awarded Woman of the Year 2008.
David has worked as an actor, director and workshop leader for over 40 years. He was Associate Director of the Coliseum Theatre Oldham and for the Library Theatre David directed the European Premiere of Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues and My Night With Reg, which won the MEN award for best production. He has directed Peter Pan and The Wizard of Oz at The Lowry as well as several pantomimes for Qdos Productions.
As an actor David has worked extensively in most theatres across the country and spent nearly 20 years at The Library Theatre Manchester, where amongst many major roles he won the MEN award for best actor in Arthur Miller’s The Price. More recently he has spent two years with the National Theatre in their acclaimed UK and International tour of WarHorse. Numerous TV appearances include: All The Small Things, Boys from the Blackstuff, Edge of Darkness, Trial and Retribution, The Innocent, Donovan, Spooks, Silent Witness, Coronation Street, Eastenders, Brookside and 3 years in Emmerdale. David has recorded well over 200 radio plays for the BBC. Films include Pink Floyd’s The Wall and Unstoppable with Wesley Snipes.
Liina is a Business and French Studies graduate from University of Liverpool, who has gained marketing experience in fast-paced industries such as hospitality and tourism. Having worked and studied across Europe as well as in Thailand and Kenya, she has decided to settle down in the Media City to take her career a step further. With a strong fascination for the performing arts industry and having dabbled in the field as a hobbyist, she is extremely excited to have this opportunity to be part of the team.
Before settling in Manchester, Liina spent some time in Kenya working on an International Development project. She is a supporter of multiple causes including homelessness, international development and gender equality.