Penny Layden

Penny Layden

Penny Layden trained at Rose Bruford

For the National: ParadiseJellyfish (also Bush), Draw Me Close (at Young Vic), MacbethMy Country;  a work in progress (also tour), Another World: Losing Our Children to Islamic StateAn Oak TreeEverymanEdward IITableTimon of Athens 

In London’s West End: Lidless 

Other theatre includes: The TempestMeasure for Measure and Roberto Zucco for the RSC; Seeds for tiata fahodzi and Soho Theatre; Cleft for Rough Magic and Galway Festival; Sketching at Wilton's Music Hall; The Lorax and Cinderella at the Old Vic; Bright Phoenix at Liverpool Everyman; Beryl at West Yorkshire Playhouse; The Believers on tour for Frantic Assembly and the Tricycle; Our Brother David at Watford Palace; Nora at the Belgrade, Coventry; Sixty-Six Books at the Bush; Incoming at HighTide; Vernon God Little and The Art of Random Whistling at the Young Vic; The BacchaeMary BartonElectra and Mayhem at the Royal Exchange; Dancing at Lughnasa at Birmingham Rep; The Spanish Tragedy at the Arcola; Romeo and JulietHelenThe Antipodes and Hamlet at Shakespeare's Globe; Comfort Me with Apples at Hampstead and on tour; Assassins at Sheffield Crucible; Season’s Greetings and Popcorn at Liverpool Playhouse; The Laramie Project for Kit Productions; Romeo and Juliet at Southwark Playhouse; The Recruiting Officer at Lichfield Garrick; A Passage to IndiaThe Magic Toyshop and Jane Eyre for Shared Experience; The Winter’s Tale and Ghosts for Method & Madness; Maid Marian and her Merry Men (title role) at Bristol Old Vic; What I Did in the Holidays on tour and at Drill Hall; The Plough and the StarsHunchback of Notre DameDangerous Corner and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the New Vic, Stoke. 

Father Brown, Casualty, Belgravia, Stand-Up Sketch Show, My Country; a work in progress, Grantchester, Dark Angel, EastEnders, Doctors, Call the Midwife, Prisoners’ Wives, Land Girls, Sirens, South Riding, Silent Witness, Poppy Shakespeare, The Bill, The Bad Mother’s Handbook, Waterloo Road, No Angels, Murphy’s Law, Fat Friends, Outlaws, MIT

Broken, Transit (short), The Libertine

Second Chance, Uganda, Crime and Punishment


(Published August 2021)