Actor - Singer - Musician
Kirsty MacLaren is an Oliver Award nominated Scottish actor and a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She originated the role of Manda in the National Theatre of Scotland's hit show Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour.
Kirsty is currently starring as Chava in Fiddler on the Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory, directed by Sir Trevor Nunn.
Other recent Theatre credits include: Susanna Walcott in The Crucible (Royal Lyceum Theatre); Title role in Rapunzel (Platform Theatre) Agatha Lasenby in The Admirable Crichton, Morag in Mr Bolfry, Mimi in Whiskey Kisses, Bella in Yellow on the Broom, Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th St (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Dorothy in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the title role in Peter Pan (PMA Productions); The Good Fairy Azuriel in Sleeping Beauty (Imagine Theatre); Little Miss Thimble in the original cast of Freak Show (Noisemaker Productions).
Film/TV and Radio credits include Lulu in A Lulu of a Kid and Lulu's Back in Town (BBC Radio Drama); Lola in Skin Deep (RCS); Rosie Hart in Freddie Bird's Guide to Dating from the Afterlife (Chicken Demon Productions) and Andrina in End of Season (BBC).
Kirsty is a highly skilled pianist, flautist and singer. She is also trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Street Dance.
This is My Family
Up next for Kirsty is Tim Firth's hit musical This is My Family at Chichester Festival Theatre. Kirsty is starring as 13 year old Nicky alongside James Nesbitt and Sheila Hancock. The production runs in the Minerva Theatre from the 20th April until the 15th June. For more info and ticket bookings, click here.
Fiddler on the Roof
Kirsty is playing the role of Chava in Fiddler of the Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The production is directed by Sir Trevor Nunn and also stars Andy Nyman and Judy Kuhn. It runs from the 23rd November until the 9th of March.
More details about the production can be found here.
Olivier Awards 2017 - Win for Our Ladies...
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour was awarded Best New Comedy at the 2017 Olivier Awards. Kirsty was also nominated for a Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress, along with the whole cast of Our Ladies...