Double Yellow is a new theatre company founded by Lily Howkins and Megan Smith.
The girls met at university, where they spent far more time on the stage than at the library. They both went on to train professionally as actresses and after working in the industry for several years, found themselves increasingly frustrated with the lack of roles for women. When the frustration started to boil over, they decided to stop moaning and start doing something.
Double Yellow was hatched.
Combining their talents in writing, acting, comedy and choreography; the company aims to tell untold stories and in doing so, provide more opportunities for the talented women they know - in all capacities, not just on the stage.
The vision for Double Yellow is to provide a platform for the talents of all women: young, old, loud, shy, big and little.
Double Yellow will tell stories through any means necessary - be it scripted, devised, movement or song - as long as it involves being able to laugh at themselves and being ready to take a joke.
If this sounds like something you want to get involved with we'd love to hear from you. As far as we're concerned -the more the merrier.
Megan Smithwent to Mountview Theatre Academy and is an actor and writer.
2018 has seen Megan become an ensemble member for Foreign Affairs Theatre as well as performing with Cuckoo Bang Theatre Company. She was also featured in the award winning web series Mother Knows Best.
Megan has also had notable success with Mixed Doubles comedy group. The sketch quartet have featured on BBC Radio 4's Sketchorama, Radio 4's Pick of the Week and toured extensively in the UK and as far afield as Australia.
Their Edinburgh Show, Fundraiser, in 2016, received notable reviews and their youtube hits have won them accolades from the Guardian and Dave Comedy Channel.
Megan's work also includes The Last Day at The Red Lion Theatre, Whisky Dusk with Specifiq Theatre Company, Loot at The Tara Arts Theatre, and Sketchy as Fuck - a comedy pilot directed by Marcus Liversedge.
Secret talent: Speaking French
Favourite hobby: Cake making
Lily Howkinstrained as an actress at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts after completing an English Literature degree at Durham University.
Since graduating, her work has included Our American Cousin at the Finborough Theatre, The Railway Children with Eastern Angles and Every Man In His Humour at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for The Globe's Read Not Dead season. Recently she played Mustardseed in a film adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream featuring Robert Lindsay, as well as Cinderella for an ITV special.
She is also resident movement director for Theatre Sotto Voce and her choreography work includes Honk! at the Union Theatre, The Blues Brothers Xmas Special at the Arts Theatre and The Tinderbox at the Charing Cross Theatre.
She is currently involved in developing a new children's musical, Behind Enchanted Windows, which was workshopped at the Unicorn Theatre.
Secret talent: Archery
Favourite hobby: Reading anything and everything.