Siberian Lights is a female centric theatre company set up in 2015 by four Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama graduates. We kept seeing an astonishing amount of phenomenal women in the industry struggling to get their foot in the door. Many women found that they were being boxed into gender stereotypes or simply weren’t being challenged. So we set out to build a place where we can celebrate and unite like-minded creatives by giving them a platform into the industry and a playground to flex their acting muscles. Siberian Lights connects a network of talented actors, writers and directors in order to give women a voice in theatre.

THE BRAINS BEHIND THE BUSINESS..

Arabella Neale

Arabella Neale

Arabella’s childhood dream was to sell fruit at a busy intersection. She rapidly realized that she had little talent for selling fruit but found a great talent for speaking loudly in public places. So she thought, “When you can’t sell lemons…make theatre!” After shimmying on over to a vast sheep-land to train at RWCMD, Bella is now back in London town. You will often find Bella swanning around the SL tribe with Spotlight CVs under her arm, as she is our in house Casting Director.
 

Charlotte Merriam

Charlotte Merriam

Charlotte spent most of her childhood years in an imagined world of the imaginary. Acting took over her life and thoughts before she even knew it was a thing. Before heading to Wales to get her degree, she spent about 6 years eating banana splits in a wacky Birmingham warehouse. Charlotte is the in-house writer for SL. Other key assets include having the most expressive eyebrows of the gang and being socially awkward.

Olivia Elsden

Olivia Elsden

Olivia grew up with aspirations to be Mickey Mouse for a really long time. At Royal Welsh she learnt how to let go of her angry London street persona and fell in love with Chippy Lane and Gavin & Stacey. For SL, Olivia is our social media, marketing and event queen, hoping to one day market her own brand of urban street-wear called ‘Olivia’s tops & trousers’…. But only after Siberian Lights has made it to world domination, of course.
 
 

Ellie Heydon

Ellie Heydon

Ellie grew up frolicking the countryside, and is often found in some or other patch of green with peanut butter and notebook in hand. Other interests include dropping it like it’s hot, and painting with all the colours of the wind. When it comes to SL, Ellie is the in house Director for shows and also spends most of her week being the admin guru. So if anything weird pops up in your inbox, she’s the one to blame.