Actor-Musician

Lydia is a versatile and energetic performer. In addition to saxophones, Lydia is also highly skilled on the violin and clarinet and enjoys juggling lots of instruments in pit bands and actor-musician shows.

Lydia trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Young Actors' Studio, National Youth Theatre, Young Artist Festival, The Other Room - Cardiff and National Theatre Workshops. She is a highly skilled advanced actor-combatant, represented by Take 3 Agency and MC_Combat, having recently doubled on The Long Call for ITV. Lydia also has a strong background in ballet, tap and contemporary dance, training with National Youth Dance Wales and South West Choreographers. Lydia is a strong mezzo-soprano and is Estill Voice trained with Tim Richards.

Previous Performances

Music and Dance Collaboration: LSCD/Guildhall/RADA

The Place, London

1st-2nd December

 

The Nutcracker produced by Music for Miniatures

Lydia played Drosselmeyer, alto saxophone and violin.

Written and directed Petra Schofield.

Produced and musically directed by Julie Payne

Music arranged by Rob Buckland

South-West tour of public venues and schools.

11th–22nd December 2021.

All Aboard the Gingerbread produced by Music for Miniatures

Lydia played Gretel, soprano saxophone and violin.

Written and directed Petra Schofield.

Produced and musically directed by Julie Payne

Music arranged by Rob Buckland

South-West tour.

18th September– 28th November 2021

The Long Call (ITV) Episode 3.

SPACT (Special Action Performer).

Represented by Take 3 Action Agency.

Released October 2021.

Theatrephonic Audio Drama Regular Actor, Musician and Writer produced by Emmeline Braefield

2020-2022

Concert for Schools Cheltenham Music Festival.

Released 9th July 2021

BRASS by Benjamin Till. Musical Director - Lucas Bailey.

Musician (violin and tenor saxophone)

Cheltenham Everyman. May 2021

On Air! Directed by Su Colverd

Actor-Musician

Curious Move Theatre Company, tour of 35 private gardens, Cheltenham Playhouse, Chapel Arts, Stroud Theatre Festival

July-October 2020

Sleepy Hollow: The Musical by Jim Christian and Tom Edward Clark. Musical Director: Lucas Bailey.

Musician (violin)

Cheltenham Everyman/ Rococo Gardens. August 2020

Vasilisa R&D with Curious Move Theatre Company.

July 2020, composer

Live on the Drive! 

A 10 week concert series for the local street during the 2020 summer lockdown.

Lydia collaborated and performed with pianist Damian Kenny and dancer Zoe Turner. April-June 2020

When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovall. Directed by Fi Ross. Musical Director: Simon Turner.

Musician (violin and saxophones)

Red Dog Theatre Company, South West Tour. September-October 2019

The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Directed by Kate Raw

Miranda/Musician/Spirit

Stroud Shakespeare Festival, The Dell RSC. June/August 2019

Scarlett Pimpernel Directed by Kirstie Davis

Actor-Musician (violin, saxophones and percussion)

Cheltenham Everyman. July 2019

Shoulder to Shoulder Directed by Fi Ross

Actor-Musician (violin)

Croome Court. May 2018

Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra Children’s Concert Series. Conductor: Glyn Oxley.

Red Riding Hood. Music by Robert Patterson and words by Roald Dahl.

Three Little Pigs. Music by Robert Patterson and words by Roald Dahl.

Lieutenant Kijé. Music by Sergueï Prokofiev and words by Lydia Kenny.

Director, narrator and soloist

Stroud Subrooms, Cheltenham Town Hall, 2017-2018 concert season

Robinson Directed by Mathilde Lopez

Book Clubber

Give It a Name Theatre, Chapter Arts. May 2019

School of Music: Live! Devised by the company

Head Girl

Cheltenham Music and Literature Festivals, St. Georges, Bristol, Bath Children’s Literature Festival, Barnes Children’s Literature Festival. 2017-2019

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Chameleon - Lydia Kenny - HearSay Audio Prize 2021

Chameleon - Lydia Kenny - HearSay Audio Prize 2021

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