Louise Ashcroft


Stage and Screen


Plays singer actor, and actor musician roles. I'm often cast as mother figures or malevolent matriarchs.

Credits include:
  • The Bill for ITV
  • Into the Woods -
    Paul Kerryson
  • Little Miss Jocelyn for BBC.


Mezzo Soprano

Opera, Recital, Performance Art. My music work pushes boundaries, crosses genres and gets passionate about new music and multi-disciplinary practices.

Credits include:
  • RLPO Ensemble 10/10
  • Huddersfield Music Festival
  • Radio 3: Hear and Now


Warm, friendly lass

Radio, narration, commercials, corporate voiceovers.
My voice makes instructions and new ideas feel like home.

Credits include:
  • Fujitsu
  • Sony Ericsson
  • Nesta

****One Million Tiny Operas About Britain... was brought to life by mezzo Louise Ashcroft getting into role admirably.
- Glyn Mon Hughes, Daily Post

It was a compelling, hard-hitting production... Romeo and Juliet opened to the outstanding Louise Ashcroft.
- Mike Sadler, BBC Online

What’s Been Happening?

World Premiere – James Wishart, 23 Songs for a Madwoman, with Ensemble 10/10 at the Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 5 October 2016

Music, madness and a tango bent at a very strange angle… welcome to the incredible soundworld of Liverpool composer, James Wishart for his 60th birthday. Come and meet Patient M, and discover the magic and mayhem of her world. Wine gum, anyone?

The Measure of Things – A song recital with a plot twist. In development – 2017

Beryl agrees with Darwin, a grain of sand can turn the tide. But her belief takes her far beyond a nice of cup of tea and a hob nob. Through Schubert song and her own insignificance, Beryl stands face to face with her nemesis, muses on the art of pom pom making, and finds a special kind of truth.

Extraordinary: A Celebration of George Butterworth, Kingshead Theatre, London 7 – 8 August 2016

Narrated for this beautiful mixed media piece where song, dance and poetry celebrated the life of George Butterworth. Richard Court (baritone), Mark Padmore (accompanist) and Duncan Macfarland (concept and direction)

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