Mahala Roberts

  • Actor
    Female / London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    43 - 53
    Height
    5' 6" (1m 70cm)
    Weight
    10st. 10lb (68kg)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Medium

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Firs
Theatre
The Cherry Orchard
Mark Akrill
Cockpit Theatre
2020Shepherd
Theatre
The Winter's Tale
Mark Akrill
Cockpit Theatre
2019Mark
Theatre
People, places, things
Gari Jones
The Bridge Training Theatre Company
2019Elizabeth
Theatre
The Long Road
Mark Akrill
The Bridge Training Theatre Company
2018Depressed patient/ psychotic patient
Role Play
Older Adult Psychiatric Teaching for Medical Students
Postgraduate Education Department
Kings College GKT School of Medicine
2016Angry woman
Theatre
Utopia Breaking The Rules- No more dog dirt
Peter Liversidge/ Esmeralda Conde Ruiz
Courtauld Institute
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2020Post Graduate ActingThe Bridge Theatre Training Company

    About me

    I have come to acting later in life, having spent many years as a doctor. I have just completed a diploma in professional acting at the Bridge Theatre Training Company.

    I qualified as a medical doctor in 1993 and I have been a consultant psychiatrist since 2003

    I reached a certain age with a zero in it and decided to pursue what had always been yearning and burning inside me for many years and trained to be an actor. I have had a fantastic year at the Bridge Theatre Training Company. I learnt so much and feel totally transformed as an actor. I really feel ready to get out there in the industry, although I acknowledge that things are especially hard at the moment.

    As a qualified psychiatrist and doctor of many years experience, I bring a wealth of experience to my acting. In psychiatry you see see humanity in all its glory and the best and worst of what people can be and to me that’s what I want to portray in acting. I think people are fascinating and amazing with all their flaws and eccentricities and that’s why I love psychiatry and also why I love acting as an art form. As a psychiatrist, I have excellent listening skills and a real understanding of human nature. I can play professional roles such as doctor, lawyer etc easily.

    Whilst at the Bridge Theatre Training Company, I really enjoyed quirky character parts and comedy roles. I have had feedback that I am very good at these and have excellent comic timing. I am also very good in caring, counselling roles, and am good at playing sympathetic best friends etc. I believe my voice is very good and powerful and I have good resonance. I have had feedback that I give a very natural performance and portray emotions well. Although there is a gentleness to my acting, I have also played powerful roles very well. I think my many years as a psychiatrist really is an experience which gives a richness and intelligence to my acting abilities.

    I am good at role play for medical or legal examinations and have already done this as part of medical student teaching during my work as a doctor.

    I have some accent skills and a qualification in stage combat. I have a good blues style singing voice, but would use this as part of an acting role as I am probably not sufficiently skilled for musical theatre.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Languages Spoken
    • French
    • German
    Musical Skills
    • Recorder
    Accents (North American)
    • Southern American
    Hair Length
    • Mid Length
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Basic
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Chorus
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Character Types
    • Free-spirited
    • Geeky
    • Mischievous
    • Posh
    • Professional
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Accents (UK)
    • Hebrides
    • Leeds
    • London
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • South London
    • Yorkshire
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Soprano
    Experienced In
    • Charity/Fundraiser
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Community
    • Cooking
    • Documentary
    • Drama
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Environmental
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • Music Videos
    • News/Current Affairs
    • Outdoor Events
    • Panto
    • Pantomime
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    • Stand Up Comedy
    • Theatre (Immersive)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    • Web-Series
    • Workshops
    Work Permit/Residency Status
    • I have a current, valid passport.