My first professional job was with Brian Way's Theatre Centre, touring schools all over the country, then 2 years in weekly rep. before going to East 15 Acting School for 3 years. After that, it was back to repertory in many regional theatres before settling in Manchester for a bit and starting to work in radio and television.



  • Marlene has recorded over 100 Audio Books (including 27 by Best Selling Author, Ruth Hamilton) - audio work in 2020 includes "MRS JEFFRIES SWEEPS THE CHIMNEY" & "MRS JEFFRIES STALKS THE HUNTER" for Soundings Audio Books
  • "PIGEONS" Penelope Rawlins Productions, directed by Dugald Bruce-Lockhart
  • "BENEATH THE BLUE RINSE" Park Theatre/Kepow! Theatre/Veritas Theatre, directed by Glen Walford
  • "IN THE LONG RUN", ITLR Productions, directed by Sandy Johnson
  • "MUM" (3rd series) written and directed by Stefan Golaszewski
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'Doris' in "A Cream Cracker Under the Settee" in 'Talking Heads: Susan, Doris & Irene' - West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds 2018. Directors: James Brining, Amy Leach & John R Wilkinson
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'Marina' in "Uncle Vanya" (with Charlotte Emmerson and Iain Glen) - Print Room, London 2012. Director, Lucy Bailey