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Short story narrators: Lisa Armytage

Lisa is an experienced actress who has worked both in the UK and Australia. Trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she worked in theatre with the Bristol Old Vic (The Provok'd Wife), and BBC Radio Drama before emigrating to Australia, where she took main-cast and lead roles in television, film and radio drama. This included the main cast of Neighbours, as Dr Beverly Marshall; the lead role of cattle-woman Jo Reagan in the feature-film Cool Change; and Anne Lancaster in the tv mini-series The Lancaster Miller Affair.

Australian television also included All Saints, Police Rescue 2, A Country Practice, The Miraculous Mellops, Cop Shop and Cell Block H. In Australian theatre she appeared with the Melbourne Theatre Company, (A Cuckoo in the Nest), The Playbox Theatre, Melbourne, (Coralie Lansdowne Says No), and the Belvoir Theatre, Sydney, (Learning to Waltz with Tigers and Dragons); while in radio drama Lisa took lead roles with ABC radio, including Minna Von Barnhelm, Footmarks in the Sand, and No Place for a Nervous Lady. She also played a range of character voices for animations, and narrator for documentaries and educational videos.

Since returning to the UK in 2003, she has taken lead theatre roles with Eastern Angles Theatre Company as English landowner Mrs Pretty, in The Sutton Hoo Mob; and multiple roles in the comedy The Secret Lives of Henry and Alice (Blackfriars, Boston). With The Orange Tree Theatre Company she appeared in Chains of Dew, and The Glaspell Shorts – The Outside, both by American playwright Susan Glaspell; and most recently understudied Celia Imrie in Plague Over England at The Duchess Theatre, Covent Garden.
Lisa is currently a frequent reader of listeners’ letters with iPM for Radio 4, and has been reading stories for Short Story Radio since 2007.

Lisa Armytage

Lisa narrates:

The Snowflake

The Timeless Trees

Mental Striptease

Singing for the Terrified

A Slice of Life (offline)

Metamorphosis (offline)

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