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Suzanne Fulton

Suzanne is a Northwest based actress, choreographer and producer. Her recent stage credits include Silent Cicada at the Liverpool Playhouse, Parallel Lives at The Empty Space, Lowther Pavilion also The Coro and The Team at The Edge Theatre. 

TV credits include ITV Tonight and Cold feet. 

Suzanne is delighted to be joining the line up. When she’s not performing you might find her sewing, eating biscuits or producing work with her production company she co runs with Stacey Coleman; In Parallel Productions. In collaboration with Squad Four Productions, they will soon be releasing their first film Shining Bright. 

Liam Mansfield

Liam graduated from Mountview and has since worked on a variety of stage productions with companies such as National Theatre Wales, The Almeida, Old Vic and Torch Theatre. Alongside other Shakespeare and London Fringe productions Liam has written and produced his own writing, as well as being a member of an improvised musical troupe. He has also worked as a presenter and filmed with Channel 4Creative.

Zoe Charlson

Zoe is represented by Laine Management.

She is a northern Actress from Salford, she has done quite a bit of TV acting, features including Coronation Street, recently filmed ‘Treading Water’ with Big North Films and was featured in a commercial last Christmas for ‘Chilli water bottles’.


She is passionate about northern, gritty dramas.

She thinks she sells as a girl next door with a feisty edge & she plays comedy to my advantage (not that she thinks I’m funny).

Liam Grunshaw

Liam has toured Europe and the US in productions ranging from classical tragedy and physical theatre to pantomime.   He is currently working with Vertigo Productions on the UK premiere theatre adaptation of BOUND by the Wachowski sisters and writing with Stockroom Theatre at the Bolton Octagon.

Theatre credits include THE PACKAGE (The Lowry), OTHELLO (Lass Productions)  THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE (Assembled Junk) THE DAUGHTERS OF THE GAME (Battersea Arts) and  GHOST FROM A PERFECT PLACE (King's Arms)

Ciara Booker

Training: Musical Theatre at Bird College, London.

Ciara-Alexandra is currently looking for new representation as a strong triple threat performer. Coming from a classical singing background she can offer a range of vocal abilities sometimes harder to find in graduates nowadays. She has previously worked on the Documentary 'TS Eliot in Love' with BBC and been a featured dancer with ITV. Stage credits include 'Liesl' in The Sound of Music at the Altrincham Garrick, 'Jasmine' in The Empty Space's panto Aladdin and soon to be playing 'Viola' in the Garrick's Shakespeare in Love. 

Mia Fitzpatrick

Mia Fitzpatrick is an 18-year-old actor living in Sheffield. She is currently working on an independent feature film. In 2022, after finishing sixth form she began her acting career. From September to December she worked in a theatre tour, performing as Lady Macbeth. She then played Cinderella in a panto. She is currently seeking representation. 

Rob Peters

Rob, 34, is a trainee actor living in Salford. He didn't study drama in his youth but currently attends and enjoys regular classes with the wonderful ActUpNorth in Manchester.


As a passionate, charismatic extrovert, Rob was inspired to seek out actor training programs when he moved to the north west a few years ago. He is keen to continue his education and make connections with other actors, creatives and industry figures.


When he's not performing, Rob enjoys watching live music, cycling, reading and all things Doctor Who!

Paddy Stafford

Paddy is from Derby. He graduated Manchester School of Theatre in 2020.


 He has worked with Not Too Tame, Jermyn Street Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, BFI, BBC and Derby Theatre. 


He can be seen next touring in “Too much world at once” by Billie Collins opening at HOME 3-11 March, produced by Box of Tricks Theatre Company. 

Billy Doherty

Billy has trained with David Johnson & Karen Henthorne, his recent credits include Coronation street, Ambush (feature), Transfusion (short film), and most recently playing Eddie in “the final nail in the coffin” at JBShorts22. 

Billy is delighted to be performing at the Empty space industry showcase!

Allan Nicol

Allan served 30 years as a police officer in Lancashire, and is now 60.

He began acting at 50 years of age.

Allan studied acting under Karen Henthorn at the Manchester Actor’s Platform and 53two.

Recent credits include Brassic, Alma’s not Normal, Emmerdale and Coronation Street.

He is looking forward to being part of this important project

Sai Vaddhireddy

Sai has been receiving training at Footlights' Media City Acting Academy for over a year. Performing in their multimedia show of Marat Sade. He has trained for both Theatre and Screen. He has also performed in the musical - Matilda Jr with The Empty Space and in his school productions of Little Shop of Horrors and Les Miserables.

Harvey Payne

Harvey is an actor and a writer, born down in Southampton but currently based in Manchester. He is a part of the graduating cohort from Rose Bruford College Wigan, the drama school formerly known as ALRA North. Harvey is chuffed to be involved with one of The Empty Spaces first projects of the year alongside such talented actors.

Jess Gough

Jess is a Manchester based Actor from Bristol who previously studied at Bristol School of Acting and is currently in her 3rd year of training at Manchester School Of Theatre. Jess has recently finished working with Take Back Theatre for their event 'Take Back Our Bodies'. Alongside preparing for her 2023 Showcase, She is also writing her own work. With a focus on political, provocative theatre. 


Jess is currently seeking representation

Rachael Cummins

Rachael is from Norfolk originally and trained at Theatre of the Arts, University of Northampton.  Her theatre credits include Beatrice/Don Pedro/Oatcake in Much Ado About Nothing (The Pantaloons), Dora/Dorph in Airswimming (Westacre Theatre Company), Gretel in Hansel and Gretel (fEAST Theatre) Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest (Westacre Theatre Company), Mary in Dulcie and Walter (fEAST Theatre), Nelly Dean in Wuthering Heights and Miss Matty in Cranford (Chapterhouse Theatre UK and China tour).  Rachael’s voice and film work includes The New Arrival and Barbarian (Light in the Tower), Voluptua in The Beetul Jewel (Resonance Radio) and Words Matter (Trafford Domestic Abuse Services).


Rachael is very excited and honoured to share her monologue at such a fantastic event with such a talented group of actors.  

Rhys Nuttall

Training: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Drama Centre London


Rep'd by: LHA London

Professional Credits include: Galovich in the London Revival of 'From here to Eternity' (Charing Cross Theatre), Brian in 'Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queens' (King's Head Theatre) and The Creature/Movement Director in 'Frankenstein' (Altrincham Garrick Theatre)

Credits whilst in training include Joseph Stalin in 'A Girl and a Revolutionary', Scullery in 'Road', James in 'Dealing with a Clair'.

Rhys is an Actor with very strong skills in singing, movement, martial arts and music production.

Currently in 'Love Valor and Compassion' at the Lauriston Theatre in Manchester.

Stacey Coleman

Stacey is a Manchester based actor and creative. She trained at The Brian Timoney Actors Studio in London, followed by The Hull Actors Studio in Los Angeles. Stacey has worked in Theatre, Film and TV and has recently been performing in Manchester with Bluestocking Theatre and at Harrogate Royal Hall with The Man Who Captured Sunlight as well as touring the North with comedy two hander Parallel Lives.

Stacey also co-runs In Parallel Productions which are currently working with Manchester based Squad Four Productions on short film Shining Bright which is a piece aimed at raising some of the issues facing women in todays society.

She is passionate about the North and its creative community and is so thrilled to be taking part in this exciting night!

Sam Doherty

Samuel has been training as an actor for a decade at Footlights Theatre. He has toured in an internet safety play named 'wifi' and has been apart of multiple Pantomimes with Anton Benson productions.

David Adima

David is 18 years old, and has 13 years of experience performing on stage. He is

currently studying Btec Performing Arts in College. He has also attended a Drama Academy for over 6 years. He is passionate about acting and singing. He has performed live at the Manchester International Festival 2021 and has starred played a lead role in Aladdin(Aladdin),Peter Pan(Captain Hook),Jack and the Beanstalk(Jack),Norbert’s Fairytale Christmas (Genie), Madagascar (Alex the Lion), Greatest Showman. He is currently performing Disney Showcase(Aladdin solo) and many more.

Megan Keaveny

Megan is an actor-musician originally from Wales, but now based in Manchester. She is in her final year of training on the BA Acting course at Manchester School of Theatre, and is fast approaching graduation. She is very excited to make her way into the Industry, and to perform at The Empty Space Showcase with all of the other creatives!

Ayla Hough

Ayla's first interest in performing arts, started at 3 learning ballet, Irish dance and freestyle tap. She has performed at Saddlers Wells Theatre, London (2017) and then at O2 Arena, London (2018). She joined Footlights Theatre School. Salford appearing in the following productions: School of Rock (2021) and Jovie in Elf (2022). While also playing the role of the Escapologist in the hit musical Matilda (2022) at The Empty Space theatre.   

Following High School and achieving my Level 5 LAMDA she now studies Musical Theatre at Pendleton Sixth Form Collage for performing arts. She has recently performed with Kerry Ellis at Blackburn Royal Theatre as part of the supporting choir. She also performed in the Panto Aladdin at the Empty Space Theatre in Salford as part of the ensemble and role of ghost. She has since returned to Footlights now in a voluntary role to help develop youngsters with an interest in performing arts and a continue to access private singing tuition whilst studying for level 6 LAMDA exams.  

Amelia Coen

'Amelia is an Irish/British neurodivergent actor from Stockport with professional experience on stage, screen and radio. She is represented by David Ball Management, and trained at Drama Centre London from 2018-19 after graduating from the Oxford University in 2018. Most recently, she performed at The Curve, Leicester in 2022, and will perform in Turkey Baster at Hope Mill Theatre in Jan 2023.’

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