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Louise Yates is an actress with more than 20 years experience working in theatre and television. Starting her career in musical and physical theatre, she has developed a reputation as a comedic and character actor. Louise's CV includes many of the top producing theatres in England and international companies working in Europe and the USA. Her television work ranges from Coronation Street, The Bill, Wire in the Blood, Where There's Smoke and Alan Partridge, to Jonathon Creek and Call the Midwife. She has also worked with David Jason in A Touch of Frost and Reeves and Mortimer's The Weekenders. She is currently represented by Sean at Mrs Jordan Associates.

Television Credits Include

Coronation StreetWire in the BloodI'm Alan PartridgeReeves and MortimerRik Mayall PresentsThe Estate AgentsThe BillDoctorsA Wing & A PrayerIntergalactic PatrickBrookside

Contact Sean at Mrs Jordan Associates directly for more information.




Theatre Credits Include

'Kate' and 'Harriet' in ‘An Experiment With An Air Pump’at the Manchester Royal Exchange.
'Rose' in Neil Bartlett’s adaptation of ‘Oliver Twist’, National Tour
'Alma Rose' in ‘Playing For Time’ at the Salisbury Playhouse & Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
'Wendy' in ‘Peter Pan’ for Birmingham Repertory Theatre
‘A Kind of Alaska’ at the Orange Tree, Richmond
'Gretel' and the 'Witch' in ‘Grimm Tales’ at Leicester Haymarket
'Pascal' in 'The Red Balloon’ at the Bristol Old Vic
'Braithwaite' in ‘Mansfield Park’ at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre'
'Rope' at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
'Of Mice & Men' at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
'Red Balloon' at Manchester Contact Theatre / Bristol Old Vic Theatre
'The Road to Ruin' at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
'Bread & Butter' at Southwark Playhouse
'Babel' at The Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh
'Grimm Tales' at Leicester Haymarket Theatre
'Body Clock' at White Bear Kennington
'The Northerners' at Finborough Theatre
'A Little Like Drowning' at Chester Gateway Theatre
'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 & 3/4'
'Mansfield Park' at Sheffield Crucible Theatre
'The Secret Rapture' at Salisbury Playhouse
'Midsummer Nights Dream' at Exeter Northcote Theatre

Louise appeared at the Theatre By The Lake, Keswick, in their 2012 Summer Repertory season.
To read Louise's lakeside blog, please .

Some review clippings from Keswick

Bedroom Farce : “Chris Hannon as their indulged son, the destructive Trevor and Louise Yates as his neurotic wife, Susannah give convincing performances of a couple on the verge of divorce.” The Stage.

"The cast too were first rate, with exceptional performances from Maggie Tagney and Louise Yates" Playstosee.com

“The eight-strong cast put a lot of heart into their performances and were totally believable as the dysfunctional couples”

The Lake District Herald Dry Rot : “Louise Yates’ Sergeant Fire stands out with some skilfully-choreographed comic business” Whatsonstage.com “..........with Louise Yates even managing to make us laugh at a police sergeant named Fire” The Stage

Theatre Reviews

"Louise Yates is outstanding as Rose, a woman "with a fantastic talent but not a warm heart". When she opens her mouth she speaks stones; when she plays the violin it is as if the strings weep."
Lyn Gardner - The Guardian

Corporate Roleplay

Corporate Training

Louise Yates Corporate role play Louise has broad experience of the corporate training and development world, having worked for several training companies over the past 20 years. She is currently working with Xperient LLP primarily in the legal and dental professions, delivering professional development training for all levels of both. She is an experienced forum theatre practioner and role player. She facilitates sessions both one to one and in groups. She can work equally with Meyers Briggs, Insights, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy methods as well as Mindfulness practise; all to coach participants to realise their full potential and to meet the challenges of the modern working environment. She is equally at home improvising in hot seat or at networking events as well as working with a script.


BSc. (hons) M.A. Landscape Architecture, University of Sheffield. Initially I started working with NHS Managers, Social Services, Nat West Bank & Cooperative Bank training programmes. I also presented in-house training videos for the Cooperative & Nat West Banks. All scripts were improvised or written by Louise.

Corporate Work

Scripted & improvised Role Play & Forum Theatre, facilitating & delivering feedback sessions using personality profile models such as Meyers Briggs, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the Insights Profile. I currently work with the training companies Abundant Sun, Xperient LLP, and Steven Pearce Associates, delivering training programmes throughout the UK and Europe. I have also worked with Stratagem Consulting, City Jesters & Stopwatch Theatre.

Role Play Skills

I utilise a wide range of techniques learned over the past 24 years, particularly improvised forum theatre and one to one coaching with the use of diverse range of psychological and behavioural models, including Meyers Briggs, Transactional Analysis, Insights Profile and Cognitive Analytical Therapy. My experience of types of training covers Diversity Awareness Training, Professional Development Centres, Managing Others, Networking Events and the Facilitation & Delivery of Feedback.

Clients Include

Hiscox Insurance, Burgess Salmon LLP, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Mayer Brown International LLP, Ashursts LLP, Allen & Overy LLP, Clarke Wilmott LLP, Barton Willmore Architects & Planners, Cleary Gottleib Steen & Hamilton LLP , The London College of Law, Shearman & Stirling, The General Dental Council & Severn Trent Water.

Current Clients

London College of Law, Ashursts LLP, Shearman & Stirling LLP and Herbert Smith Freehills LLP on various programmes some of which I also helped design & write.

Professional Development Centres
Associate & Senior Associate Development Centres for Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and Leadership & Management training for Severn Trent Water.

Professionalism for Dental Health Professionals.

Also Mental Health Awareness programme for major global law firms.

Underwriter Training and Graduate Training for Hiscox Insurance.

Additional Skills

Voice Production & Presentation in Business; classes which I wrote myself, toured in Universities and Business Schools in the United States in conjunction with performing Shakespeare and giving classes on his plays, most recently The Taming of the Shrew.

Voice Production & Presentation

I work on a one to one or small group basis to build a professional’s confidence & technical ability allowing them to function highly in a market that is increasingly client-facing. On a one to one basis I use special exercises learned over 24 years as a professional actress. The quality and delivery of speech can be transformed this way, permitting a previously inaudible or weak speaker to be more captivating and engaging, allowing them to get their message across powerfully & effectively.

Jazz Singer

I also find time to sing the standards & jazz classics popularised by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Flora Purim, Astrud Gilberto, Chet Baker & Dina Washington. I am very much an alto!