Jessica Gittins

  • Actor
    Female / Aberystwyth
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    19 - 29
    Height
    5' 4" (1m 63cm)
    Weight
    8st. 9lb (55kg)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Slim

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Files

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Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2020Jessica Gittins is an actress of great range...she gave Bunty Mainwaring unexpected subtlety.
Caroline Clark
ego.today
2019Jessica Gittins' Viola, who projected seriousness, humour and innocence
Tom O'Malley
ego.today
2018Jessica Gittins' part...gives her the least opportunity to express herself...her performance is still worthy of a mention
Alan Rock
ego.today
2018Jessica Gittins was very colourful as Eliza
Ruth Shirtcliff
ego.today
2018Daniel Abbott and Jessica Gittins were sweet and likeable as Anthony and Johanna.
Julie McNicholls Vale
cambrian-news.co.uk
2018Gittins represented Ophelia’s strength and independence but also her vulnerability...without entirely embodying her as a stereotypical ‘victim’.
Morgan Lee
aberstudentmedia.com
2018Ophelia's characterization was unnerving...an angular...militaristic woman clinging on some sense of individuality.
Tom O'Malley
ego.today
2018Jessica Gittins created a sharp, energetic and comic portrayal of Dorine, the worldly servant...
Tom O'Malley
ego.today
2018Jessica Gittins' Lavinia was skillfully transformed from assertive but dutiful daughter...to a traumatized victim of sexual abuse and mutilation.
Tom O'Malley
ego.today
2018Jessica Gittins... play(s) a wonderfully smug rendition of Lavinia.
Alex Hubbard
aberstudentmedia.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019 - 2021Mabel
Musical
Pirates of Penzance
Vivien Morgan/ Harry Jepson
Aberystwyth Showtime Singers
Ceredigion Museum
2020 - 2021Amelia Davis
Film (Student)
Lady of the Lighthouse
Aimee Watkinson
AWN Productions/ Whisky Productions
2020Drusilla/Julia
Radio
Little BootsBlood, Sweat & Tea Productions/ Cwmni Ennyn Awaken Productions
2020Regan
Online / Digital
King Lear
Michael Dempsey
SmashUp Entertainment
Online production
2019Girlfriend
Online / Digital
BBC Sesh short: Addicted to Gavin and Stacey
Aled John
BBC Sesh
2019Bunty Mainwaring
Theatre
The Vortex
Alex Dybell & Jennifer Nunn
Blood, Sweat & Tea Productions
The Round Studio, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2019Mary Anderson
Theatre
The Actor's Nightmare
Owen Watts and Catherine Mary
Blood, Sweat & Tea Productions
Arad Goch
2019Elaine Pringle
Theatre
Fourteen
Huldah Knox-Thomas & Alex Dybell
Blood, Sweat & Tea Productions
Arad Goch
2019Izzy- a Support Worker
Theatre (Tour)
Roll for Remission
Anna Sherratt
Cwmni Ennyn/ Awaken Productions
The Local Theatre, Sheffield
2019Mother
Film (Short)
Kalopsia
Rory Chapman
Rory Chapman
Digital/ online trailer
2019Chorus (soprano)
Musical
Patience
Vivien Morgan
Aberystwyth Showtime Singers
Ceredigion Museum
2019Izzy- a Support Worker
Theatre (Tour)
Roll for Remission
Anna Sherratt
Cwmni Ennyn/ Awaken Productions
Wales Millenium Centre
2019Viola
Theatre
Twelfth Night
Catherine Mary and Daniel Abbott
Blood, Sweat and Tea Productions
Theatr Y Castell/ The Castle Theatre
2019Laura
Film (Short)
Beyond Bridges
Will Hardman
Will Hardman
Online/digital film
2019DCI Cadi
Online / Digital
BBC Sesh short: Aledland
Aled John
Clicklash Productions
Aberystwyth
2018Woman on date
Online / Digital
BBC Sesh short: For Everyone Who's Had Braces
Aled John
Clicklash Productions
2018Woman
Film (Short)
An Honest Dating Advert
Aled John
Clicklash Productions
2018Lavinia Chamberlayne
Theatre
The Cocktail Party
Alex Dybell and Catherine Mary
Blood, Sweat & Tea Productions
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2018Eliza Doolittle
Theatre
Pygmalion
Anna Sherratt & Daniel Abbott
Cwmni Ennyn/ Awaken Productions
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2017 - 2018Ophelia
Theatre
Hamlet
Catherine Mary & Mike Fish
Blood, Sweat & Tea Productions
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2017 - 2018Polly Peachum
Musical
The Threepenny Opera
Vivien Morgan/ Harry Jepson
Aberystwyth Showtime Singers
Arad Goch
2016 - 2018Naomi/Nila
Theatre (Tour)
Roll for Remission
Anna Sherratt
Awaken Productions/ Cwmni Ennyn
Aberystwyth Arts Centre/ Bristol/ Welwyn Drama Festival/
2017Y Diafol (The Devil)
Film (Short)
Mordern Myths
Aled John
Clicklash Productions
2017Actor/ Voiceover
Film (Short)
Poetry Showcase: Let's Go, Let's Go
Aled John
New Welsh Review
2017Writer/ Co-Director/ Afanc
Theatre (Tour)
Pandora's Box of Wonders
Jessica Gittins & Anna Sherratt
Cwmni Ennyn/ Awaken Productions
Plas Nanteos/ Aberystwyth Bandstand
2017Mrs. Henderson/ The Mother
Theatre
An Evening of Yeats (Words Upon the Windowpane/ Purgatory)
Mike Fish
Blood, Sweat & Tea Productions
Arad Goch
2017Dorine/ Co-Director
Theatre
Tartuffe
Catherine Mary & Jessica Gittins
Blood, Sweat & Tea Productions
Belle Vue Hotel
2017Richard III, Joan la Pucelle, Diana, Edgar, Rumour
Theatre
A Night of Shakespeare 2 (in aid of 'Hope Not Hate')
Mike Fish, Daniel Abbott, Jessica Gittins
Mike Fish
Arad Goch
2016 - 2017Paula Maxa
Theatre
Grand Guignol
Mike Fish
Mike Fish
Arad Goch
2016 - 2017Gianetta
Musical
The Gondoliers
Vivien Morgan/ Harry Jepson
Aberystwyth Showtime Singers
Theatr Y Castell
2017Jasmin/ Jasmin's Twin Sister
Film (Student)
Twin Flowers
Mario Ruvio
Mario Ruvio Productions
2016 - 2017Co- director/ Lavinia
Theatre
Titus Andronicus
Catherine Mary & Jessica Gittins
Blood, Sweat & Tea Productions
Arad Goch
2016Antigone
Theatre
Antigone
Mike Fish
Mike Fish
Arad Goch
2016Performer/Devisor
Theatre
Annie's Dance
TFTS Postgraduate Students
Aberystwyth University TFTS Department
Parry-Williams Building
2016Jocasta
Theatre
Oedipus
Mike Fish
Mike Fish
Arad Goch
2016Cecily Cardew
Theatre
The Importance of Being Earnest
Tim Medcalf & Anna Sherratt
Cwmni Ennyn/ Awaken Productions
The Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth
2016Sophie
Film (Student)
Seaside Days
Becca E.
Aberystwyth University Theatre & Film Department
2016Hamlet, Lady Anne, Katharina, Cleopatra
Theatre
A Night of Shakespeare (in aid of 'Hope Not Hate')
Mike Fish
Independent
The Cambrian Hotel
2016Princess
Theatre
Sion's Story Garden
Anna Sherratt
Cwmni Ennyn/ Awaken Productions
Plas Nanteos Summer Fete
2015 - 2016Johanna
Musical
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Vivien Morgan/Harry Jepson
Showtime Singers
Theatr Y Castell, Aberystwyth
2016Player
Workshops
Attic Comedy
Niamh Keoghan, Dan Lawrence
Attic Comedy
The Cambrian, Aberystwyth
2016Devisor/Performer
Theatre
Foreign Intimacy: Bodies
Eliska Salko
Eliska Salko
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth School of Art.
2016Witch 2/Murderer 1
Theatre
Macbeth
Kathleen Stannard
Independent Theatre Company
Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth
2016Roxie Cox
Theatre
Bin City
Ella West
Broad-Ways Theatre&Film Society
Arad Goch, Aberystwyth
2015Mary/Narrator/Ensemble
Musical
The Night Before Christmas
Richard Hull and Rachel West
Aberystwyth Arts Centre Youth & Community Theatre
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2015Scriptwriter/Director
Theatre
Vessels
Jessica Gittins & Eliska Salko
Broad-Ways Theatre&Film Society
Arad Goch, Aberystwyth
2015Snow White
Theatre
Snow White and The Seven Stages of Grief
Jozef Raczka
Independent Theatre Company
Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth.
2015Cordelia
Theatre
King Lear
Arron Evans
The Green Room Theatre Co.
Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth
2014Eliza Doolittle
Theatre
Pygmalion (Short)
Hannah-Rae Sefton
Aberystwyth University Theatre & Film Department
The Old Hall, Old College
2014Lucy/ Prop Manager
Theatre
The Country Wife
Richard Cheshire
Aberystwyth University Theatre & Film Department
Emily-Davies Studio, Parry-Williams Building, Aberystwyth.
2014Linda Loman
Theatre
Death of a Salesman (Short)
Jonathan Hawkins
Aberystwyth University Theatre & Film Department
The Old Hall, Old College, Aberystwyth
2014Dolores
Theatre
Be My Baby (Short)
Alice Wymer
Aberystwyth University Theatre & Film Department
The Old Hall, Old College, Aberystwyth
2013 - 2014Maureen
Theatre
Stags and Hens
Andy Sheldon and James O'Donoghue
Nomadic Players Drama & Theatre Society
Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth
2013 - 2014Ash Tree/ Sound Technician
Site Specific
Tree of Life
Joan Mills
Aberystwyth University Theatre & Film Department
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2019MA in Politics, Media and PerformanceDepartment of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University
    2015BA Hons (1st) in Drama & Theatre StudiesDepartment of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University
    2012BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Technology (Production)Chase Terrace Technology College
    2012BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)Chase Terrace Technology College

    Additional Skills

    Singing (soprano), solo and chorus.

    Crying on cue.

    About me

    I have great passion and enthusiasm for the arts and performance, having been involved in productions since the age of 10.

    During and after the completion of my undergraduate degree in Drama and Theatre at Aberystwyth University (1st) and Masters degree in Politics, Media and Performance (High Merit), I have eagerly thrown myself into a variety of roles, having experience in acting, singing, group and interpretative dancing, sound design and prop management, playwriting and directing.

    I'm eager to continue developing my skills in performative arts, particularly enjoying stage and screen acting, and always aim to carry on listening, learning, imagining and taking risks.

    Acting experience

    BA Hons Drama and Theatre Studies (Aberystwyth University, 1st)

    MA Politics, Media and Performance (Aberystwyth University, MERIT)

    BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Performing Arts, Musical Theatre (DISTINCTION*)

    BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Technology, Production (DISTINCTION*)

    Workshops in Chekhov- based acting method

    Workshops in Physical Theatre and Improvisation

    Audition Technique, Monologues (Mountview summer course, 2020)

    ACTT Short course in Unarmed Stage Combat, Sword Combat

    Please see my credits above for past roles (stage, screen, audio, directing, writing)

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Musical Skills
    • Guitar
    Accents (North American)
    • Boston
    • Californian
    • General American
    Hair Length
    • Long
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Basic
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Free-spirited
    • Intellectual
    • Mischievous
    • Posh
    • Wholesome
    Accents (International)
    • French
    • German
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Black Country
    • Cockney
    • English - General
    • English, standard
    • Liverpool
    • Midlands
    • Northern England
    • RP
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Mezzo-Soprano
    • Soprano
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • Voice Over