Niamh Canning

Age: 29 yrs & 3 mths

Hi! My name is Niamh Canning, I am a 28 year old, female from Derry, Northern Ireland.

A little about myself I am a vibrant and bubbly performer, I studied at Northumbria University and graduated with a 2:1 in Drama with Applied Theatre. I have also recently completed a one year conservatoire level training course at The Playhouse, Derry.

Recently I have been cast in The Playhouses’ production of HUME:Beyond Belief. Which was a fantastic opportunity to work professionally whilst exploring culture and the effects that theatre for social change can have on wider communities. I have also completed a pantomime season this year in Lapland, Finland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Which again was an incredible experience, being able to perform and create the magic of Christmas for so many youngsters.

County: Derry/Londonderry
DOB: 19/11/1994
Playing Age: Adult
Hair Colour: Medium Brown
Eye Colour: Blue
Height: 5’4’’
Physique: Curvy
Distinguishing Features: Small scar beside my left eye
Location: Belfast
Niamh Canning
Age: 29 yrs & 3 mths

Hi! My name is Niamh Canning, I am a 28 year old, female from Derry, Northern Ireland.

A little about myself I am a vibrant and bubbly performer, I studied at Northumbria University and graduated with a 2:1 in Drama with Applied Theatre. I have also recently completed a one year conservatoire level training course at The Playhouse, Derry.

Recently I have been cast in The Playhouses’ production of HUME:Beyond Belief. Which was a fantastic opportunity to work professionally whilst exploring culture and the effects that theatre for social change can have on wider communities. I have also completed a pantomime season this year in Lapland, Finland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Which again was an incredible experience, being able to perform and create the magic of Christmas for so many youngsters.

County: Derry/Londonderry
DOB: 19/11/1994
Playing Age: Adult
Hair Colour: Medium Brown
Eye Colour: Blue
Height: 5’4’’
Physique: Curvy
Distinguishing Features: Small scar beside my left eye
Location: Belfast

Skills

Music & Dance
Highly skilled: Classical Singing (Grade 8) Country Singing, Mezzo-Soprano

Skilled: Commercial Dance, Dance (general), Folk Singing, Irish Step, Basic Tap

Other Skills
Drama Workshop Leader, Singing Teacher/Coach, Teacher (qualified), Workshop Leader (Acting)

Performance
Highly skilled: Children's Theatre, Comedy, Immersive Performance, Musical Theatre, Skin Work, Story Telling

Skilled: Comedy Improv, Physical Theatre, Public Debating

Presenting
Highly skilled: Conference Presentation, Education, Youth & Children, Game Shows

Sports

Skilled: Camogie, Gaelic Football, Horse-riding, Swimming, Kayaking, Fishing, Abseiling

Accents

American, Belfast, English, Irish, Northern Irish, RP, Standard British

Professional Roles

Model, Professional Musical Theatre, Professional Screen, Professional Stage, Professional Theatre, Professional Voice-over

Languages

English- Native and Irish- Fluent

Performance Training

Grade 8 in Voice(Classical)- Trinity Guildhall, London

BA Hons in Drama with Applied Theatre- Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne

One year conservatoire level training- The Playhouse Music Theatre Company, Derry/Londonderry

TV Experience

Date Name of Production Role Director Production Company
April 2022 WALLED CITY PASSION Flavia Jonathon Burgess Blue Eagle Productions

Theatre Experience

Date Name of Production Role Director Production Company
August 2013 The Pride Suzie Jonathon Burgess Blue Eagle Production Company
August 2022 CHESS THE MUSICAL- IN CONCERT Named Ensemble Benjamin Ward BJW Productions
November 2022-January 2023 The Wizard of Oz Dorothy Juan Douglas Live Business
March-April 2022 BEYOND BELIEF:The life and mission of John and Pat Hume Mo Hume Kieran Griffiths The Playhouse

TV Experience

Date: April 2022
Production: WALLED CITY PASSION
Role: Flavia
Director: Jonathon Burgess
Production Company: Blue Eagle Productions

Theatre Experience

Date: August 2013
Production: The Pride
Role: Suzie
Director: Jonathon Burgess
Production Company: Blue Eagle Production Company
Date: August 2022
Production: CHESS THE MUSICAL- IN CONCERT
Role: Named Ensemble
Director: Benjamin Ward
Production Company: BJW Productions
Date: November 2022-January 2023
Production: The Wizard of Oz
Role: Dorothy
Director: Juan Douglas
Production Company: Live Business
Date: March-April 2022
Production: BEYOND BELIEF:The life and mission of John and Pat Hume
Role: Mo Hume
Director: Kieran Griffiths
Production Company: The Playhouse