Frances Merriman

Actress / Physical theatre performer.


Trained: The Oxford School of Drama, and Greentop Circus

Most recently I have been performing with Horse + Bamboo, touring the Outer Hebrides and Highlands their latest show ‘Angus – Weaver of Grass’.  The show also spent two weeks at the Scottish Storytelling Theatre, Royal Mile at The Fringe.


If you see one piece of theatre this year, see this. It is a compassionate performance, telling the life story of Angus MacPhee, who was born and died on South Uist, but in between suffered the worst that British society could offer to a person with mental health problems. But this is not just a story about suffering, it’s about dignity and the healing power of art”

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In the past I have devised and performed in various shows with with Bristol and South West based companies;

Full Beam Visual, Pickled Image, Stuff and Nonsense, Red Dog Productions.  I have also performed with Told By An Idiot, Kneehigh and in three other shows with Horse + Bamboo Theatre.