Paul is a professional freelance Actor/Devisor and Lyricist who hails from Weymouth, Dorset. Having spent the last five years Acting professionally, he has enjoyed a varied mix of professional work.
During 2014 he was cast in the Les Enfant Terrible shortlisted operetta ‘China Doll: A Neuropera In Four Seasons’ for Bad Habit Theatre. The show toured throughout 2015 and culminated in a stint at the Pleasance Dome as part of the Edinburgh Fringe, for the full duration of the festival.
In 2015 Paul also co-devised the family show ‘Fade Away’ for the Unimaginables – an original piece of family theatre, developed through the TRB Engage programme in accordance with the Ustinov Theatre, Bath. Through this project Paul met Gill Simmons, Artistic Director of Brave Bold Drama CIC, with whom he has co-devised two full length family theatre shows since – the award-winning ‘Alf the Highwayman’ (Best Children’s Show Award – Shaftesbury Fringe 2016, Best Kids’ Show Award – Swindon Fringe 2017) and most recently ‘George and the Flight of the Imaginees’.
He also wrote the debut show by Frenetic Fox Theatre ‘Appily Ever After’ which was shortlisted in the Best Spoken Word category for The Greater Manchester Fringe, 2017 and is currently developing the companies’ second show ‘Sub’ which is a collaboration with playwright Hannah Soulsby-Phillips exploring national identity.
Since 2016, Paul has worked alongside Jenny Nunn (European Representative for Rail Events™) overseeing the licensing of The Polar Express™ Train Ride live event throughout the continent.
Paul also co-runs Creative Workspace – a community arts centre based in Withywood which offers a culturally deprived area of Bristol an opportunity to engage in the creative arts: www.creativeworkspacebristol.co.uk
As a Workshop Facilitator he specialises in Drama for adults with additional needs and coaching students for LAMDA examinations (Acting, Devised and Verse & Prose).
He is willing to travel throughout the country, as well as bordering counties, for freelance work. To discuss teaching rates and/or availability please contact him via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Website: www.paullawless.co.uk
Professional Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/PaulLawlessActor
Professional Twitter Profile: @PaulLawlessAct