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​Welcome to my Website.

I hope you enjoy browsing. Please feel free to get in touch if you are interested and have any projects you would like to discuss.

Theatre Direction and Acting

I trained as a Teacher at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (1968-71) and acted professionally as Miranda Jaquarello (Stratford East, Wolsey Theatre, BBC and Granada TV.) 

I act, run workshops and direct plays for local and professional groups. 

I co-directed Far East  Youth Theatre Company, an award theatre company at Paston College for 25 years and co-founded, directed and produced for fEast theatre, a professional touring company in East Anglia. 

My experience lies in both classic and modern plays as well as adaptation, community and forum theatre. I have a musical background and was in The Vital Disorders, a ska punk band, as well as playing classical piano and cello.

Having taught and directed both youth theatre and professional theatre for many years, I have returned to performing . 

2015: Lady Bracknell : BBC World Service: Learning English.  'The Importance of being Earnest'. Directed by Finn Aberdein

2015   Queen Anne of Denmark: BBC World Service Learning English. Shakespeare Speaks.  Directed by Catherine Chapman


During lockdown I have developed a satirical character AUNT EDITH, devoted Aunt to Boris de Pfeffel Johnson who has her own youtube channel at




 I offer courses for teachers, practitioners, students, young people & business people. The tasks are designed to be failsafe, challenging and enjoyable. I have recently travelled to Stuttgart to deliver my Course, Shakespeare With Young People to a dual language classroom.

Please see Course details in the Menus. 

Mandy McKenna

 Drama Practitioner, Actor and Theatre Director
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