Susan Penhaligon

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Training: Webber Douglas Academy in London.

West End theatre credits include: Three Sisters (Albery Theatre); The Real Thing (The Strand Theatre); The Mysterious Mr Love and The Maintenance Man (Comedy Theatre); Dangerous Corner (The Whitehall Theatre) and Of Mice and Men (The Mermaid Theatre).

Other Theatre: Caste, Martine and Hindle Wakes (Finborough Theatre); The Complacent Lover, A Doll’s House (Palace Theatre, Watford); Time and the Conway’s, Lower Depths and The Cherry Orchard (Royal Exchange); Broken Glass (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Romeo and Juliet (Jermyn Street Theatre) & Misery (King’s Head Theatre).

Touring credits include: The Queen in Handbagged; Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest; Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret; And Then There Were None; Having a Ball; Bedroom Farce; The Constant Wife; Mrs Warren’s Profession; Death Trap; The Madness of George III & Verdict.

TV credits include: Upstairs Downstairs, Tales of the Unexpected, Bergerac, Remmington Steele; Casualty; Inspector Wycliffe; Doctor Who; Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew and Lucy in Dracula both for the BBC; Prue in A Bouquet of Barbed Wire; Fay Weldon’s Heart of the Country; Stan Barstow’s A Kind of Loving; & Helen in A Fine Romance. Most recently Doctors, regular Jean Hope in Emmerdale and Joan in The Dead Room, written and directed by Mark Gatiss.

Films include: The Uncanny; The Land that Time Forgot; No Sex Please We’re British; Leopard in the Snow; Nasty Habits; Patrick; Soldier of the Queen and Private Road and most recently Citizen versus Kane; Say you Love Me and Top Dog.

Susan also published her first novel, For the Love of Angel (Truran Books) a story set in Cornwall in the 1880’s and co-authored with Sara Kestelman an anthology of original poetry, A Two Hander.

Susan Penhaligon STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
Original London Production, 2021
Mrs Boyle [Replacement]

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Review: FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS, King's Theatre, Glasgow

When a group of Cornish fishermen came together to sing the traditional working songs they’d sung for generations, nobody, least of all the fishermen, expected the story to end on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. They are spotted by a fish-out-of-water music manager on a trip from London, who must learn that there is more to life than selling your sole for fifteen minutes of fame.

FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL Docks At Theatre Royal Brighton Next Month

The producers of the world premiere production of FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL have announced the full cast for the UK & Ireland tour, docking at Theatre Royal Brighton from Tuesday 7 to Saturday 11 March 2023.

Review: FISHERMANS FRIENDS THE MUSICAL makes for a reel-ly fun night out

While a musician underdog story isn’t a brand new concept, it’s refreshing to see it done so well - and luckily for audiences, FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS THE MUSICAL is packed to the gills with gorgeous music and vocal performances. 

Theatre Royal Brighton's New Season Guide Is Out Now

Theatre Royal Brighton's brand new What's On Guide is out now! Packed with top quality entertainment, there's a fabulous choice of shows this season from Mother Goose starring Ian McKellen and John Bishop this December, to Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons starring Aidan Turner and Jenna Coleman next March.

Original Theatre Company Presents The Re-Release Of INTO THE NIGHT

Original Theatre Company's online on demand production, INTO THE NIGHT, returns this winter from 18 November at 7.30pm. Marking the 41st anniversary of the Penlee Lifeboat disaster, there will also be an online discussion on Sunday 18 December (3:15pm – 4pm).


The cast of Fisherman's Friends the Musical sailed into Salford in style today aboard the City Centre Cruise's Emmeline Pankhurst, singing sea shanties as they docked outside The Lowry.

Photos: First Look At the World Premiere of FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL 

The world premiere production of FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL is set to visit Milton Keynes Theatre 04 - 08 October with an all star cast. See photos from the production!

THE QUALITY OF MERCY: Concerning The Life & Crimes Of Dr Harold Frederick Shipman to Open at The Courtyard Theatre

Sarah Lawrie for Nailed Productions will present the world premiere of THE QUALITY OF MERCY: Concerning the Life and Crimes of Dr Harold Frederick Shipman, written & performed by Edwin Flay | Directed by Bernie C. Byrnes, 27 September - 8 October 2022.

Photos: First Look at the UK Tour of FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL

All new production photos have been released for the world premiere of FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL, which began its UK & Ireland tour on 1 September at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.

VIDEO: First Look at 'Village By The Sea' from FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL 

Check out an all new music video of Parisa Shahmir singing ‘Village By The Sea’, a new song written for  FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL by James Findlay, who is also co-musical director and musician in the production.

Full Cast Announced For FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS UK and Ireland Tour

Full casting has been announced for FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS THE MUSICAL, which will embark on a UK and Ireland tour next year.

Principal Cast Announced For FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL UK and Ireland Tour

The producers of the world premiere production of FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL have announced principal cast members and additional tour venues for the UK & Ireland Tour, setting sail from 1 September 2022 at Theatre Royal Plymouth.

Original Theatre Company Adds THE HOUND OF BASKERVILLES to Digital Lineup

The award-winning Original Theatre Company and Octagon Theatre Bolton’s acclaimed 2021/22 tour of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated adventure, The Hound of the Baskervilles, will be available on demand online from 14 April at 7.30pm until 31 July 2022

Original Theatre Company Announces Revised Streaming Dates for INTO THE NIGHT

 Marking 40 years since the event, INTO THE NIGHT is a unique theatrical performance being streamed online to UK and international audiences from 12 January 2022 at 7.30pm (GMT), with an extended run until 20 February 2022. 

VIDEO: The Cast and Creatives Chat Original Theatre's INTO THE NIGHT

We talk to cast members Tom Chambers, Susan Penhaligon and Tim Treloar, as well as the show’s director, Alastair Whatley about Into The Night.

Original Theatre Company Presents NTO THE NIGHT Broadcast Live This Weekend

Marking 40 years since the event, INTO THE NIGHT is a unique theatrical performance which will be broadcast live on Saturday 18 December 2021 at 5.30pm. The filmed performance will then be available on demand from 6 – 30 January 2022. 

Photos: First Look at the Cast of INTO THE NIGHT From Original Theatre Company

On Saturday 19 December 1981, the Penlee lifeboat ‘Solomon Browne’, was launched in hurricane conditions to go to the aid of the coaster ‘Union Star’ that had engine failure and was being swept towards the southern coast of Cornwall. It was an attempted rescue which ranks not only with the greatest in the history of the RNLI, but with any human achievement.  

INTO THE NIGHT Will Stream Live in December

The Original Theatre Company in association with Martyn Hayes presents  INTO THE NIGHT by Frazer Flintham based on the book Penlee: The Loss of a Lifeboat by Michael Sagar-Fenton.

Christopher Harper and Saffron Coomber to Star in DANCE at King's Head Theatre

The Charlotte Peters directed play, which follows a father and daughter’s surprising story, is set to make its ‘IRL’ appearance as part of the King’s Head Theatre’s annual festival of new-writing, Playmill, where it runs from Monday 12th to Saturday 17th July. 

World's Longest Running Play THE MOUSETRAP Plans May 17 Return

The long-running West End production of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is currently eyeing a May 17 reopening.


Susan Penhaligon has not appeared on Broadway.

Susan Penhaligon has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Susan Penhaligon's first West End show was The Mousetrap which opened in 2021

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