Actor-musician Emily Ashton graduated from The University of Glasgow with an MA degree in Theatre Studies before training professionally at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts.
In 2019, Emily originated the role of Belle in the premiere tour of new musical The Wedding Planners. Further credits include The Gathering Returns (Beacon Arts Centre), Broadway At The Beacon (No Nonsense Productions), Elves and The Shoemaker (Beacon Arts Centre), Armchair Detectives (BBC One/Tiger Aspect), Aladdin (M.A.P Dumfries), Musicals In The Park (No Nonsense Productions), Frankenstein (No Nonsense Productions), Blithe Spirit (Shoogalie Road), A Night of Broadway (Capall Dorcha), Boeing Boeing (Shoogalie Road), The Enchantment of Chester Zoo (Wild Rumpus), Animal Farm (ALRA/Oldham Coliseum), The Tempest (ALRA/Oldham Coliseum).
Also an aspiring writer, Emily’s first play Godfather featured in ‘A Play, A Pie and A Pint – New Voices’ season at Glasgow’s Òran Mór in 2012. Her short play Morven also won Cumbernauld Theatre/Edinburgh Traverse’s ‘Scotland Short Play Award’ in 2015.
Alongside her partner Kieran Francis Begley Performer, Emily recently founded Wee Storybox, a company specialising in creating immersive storytelling, music and drama workshops for schools, libraries and events. Emily teaches piano privately as well as singing for weddings and events with her partner Kieran in acoustic duo Old Fashioned Rosie.
Kieran Francis Begley
A graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Kieran’s recent roles include the portrayal of John McEnroe in ‘Wimbledon Rematch Live’, George Bailey in ‘It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Stage Play’, ‘A Man’s A Man’, ‘9-5 The Musical’ and ‘Aladdin’ (Dumfries and Ayr).
Kieran has also worked with The Scots Opera Project, performing in operas such as ‘The Magic Flute’, ‘Dido and Aeneas’ and ‘Descent O’Orpheus Tae the Underworld’.
Last year Kieran formed Wee Storybox with his partner Emily Ashton – Actress, a company providing interactive storytelling, music and drama workshops to schools, festivals, libraries and private events.
Also a wonderful musician, don’t miss Kieran as he takes to the stage at the brilliant King’s Head Theatre as Robert Burns in the critically-acclaimed The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns by Gillian Duffy in January!