A short selection of roles in Repertory and America, London, RSC and National Theatre.  After training at RADA I began my professional career at the Theatre Royal Windsor playing Ann in The Complaisant Lover with Patrick Barr and Dermot Walsh directed by Alan Bridges. I then wisely went straight into Harrogate Opera House as an Acting\ASM.


Harrogate \ Ipswich


The Seven Year Itch

AladdinDick Whittington
The Circle
Salad Days
Billy Liar
The Clandestine Marriage
The Complaisant Lover
The Seven Year Itch






Salisbury Rep

Lady Windermere in Lady Windermere’s Fan

Sheringham Little Theatre

Bella in Gaslight
Proserpine in Candida
Sorel in Hay Fever
Lis in Billy Liar
Jo in A Taste of Honey
Joanne in Present Laughter


Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington

Jo in A Taste of Honey
Nancy in The Knack
Jean in The Entertainer
Polly in Caste
David Copperfield
A Christmas Carol
Liz in Present Laughter
Victorian Music Hall
Good Fairy in Sleeping Beauty
Alice in Dick Whittington
Sheila in An Inspector Calls
Lady Macbeth


Lady Teazle in The School for Scandal.
Pegeen Mike in The Playboy of the Western World



Jump (U\S) Queen’s Theatre. Directed by Charles Marowitz

Travesties (RSC) (U\S) Aldwych Theatre

RSC – World tour of Peter Brook’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Fairy and US Titania\Hippolyta ( played).

Royal Court Theatre – The Merry-Go-Round directed by Peter Gill

GeVa Theatre ( Rochester NY. USA)

Sheila in A Day in the Death of JoeEgg
Hedda Gabler
Agnes in The Four Poster
Alice in Play Strindberg by Friedrich Durrennmatt
Raina in Arms and the Man
Meg in The Birthday Party

Amanda in Private Lives
Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing


National Theatre

Smaller roles and leading understudies.
Betrayal (played), The Philanderer, Plunder, The Rivals, The Provok’d Wife
T S Eliot Patform
G B Shaw Platform
Directors Peter Hall, Christopher Morahan, Michael Blakemore, Peter Wood
Tennessee Williams Platform

Farnham, Redgrave TheatreMrs. Danvers in Rebecca at Farnham Repertory

Hester Collyer in The Deep Blue Sea
Miriam in Outside Edge
Doris in Fumed Oak (Noel Coward)
Mrs. Danvers in Rebecca
Madame Dubonnet in The Boy Friend
Millie Crocker – Harris in The Browning Version
Under Milk Wood
Village Wooing
Not I

Lady Sneerwell in The School for Scandal


A British Council tour

– including Madras, Sri Lanka, Budapest etc.

Son and Lover

– a play created  by Peter Needham and Patricia Doyle, about the life of D H Lawrence drawn from his writings, playing all the women in his life.

Directing Credits (Theatre)

Selected Directing credits include:

– A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell at Chipping Norton Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and tour


– Martine by Jean Jacques Bernard at Salisbury Playhouse.


– Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter (London premiere), No Fond Return of Love by Barbara Pym and Serious Money by Caryll Churchill at The Man in the Moon Theatre, London.


– Aladdin, at Southwark Playhouse.


– Puss in Boots by Graeme Garden, Little Red Riding Hood by Simon Brett and Bloody Poetry by Howard Brenton at the Theatre Chipping Norton and on tour.


– Noises Off by Michael Frayn for Akron University, and Time and the Conways by J B Priestley for Oberlin College, Ohio, USA.


– A Doll’s House for ALRA (Academy of Live and Recorded Arts).


– The Voysey Inheritance by Harley Granville Barker for the London Centre for Theatre Studies.


– The Basset Table by Susan Centlivre for Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.


– The Rover by Aphra Behn for East 15.


– Four productions for Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre: Travesties by Tom Stoppard, Wuthering Heights, Great Expectations, The Three Sisters.


– With the National Youth Theatre directed Barnby Rudge, Shakespeare and the Supernatural as a devised play, and Have you seen this Girl? by Peter Terson, first as a workshop and then in production at the Edinburgh Fringe.


– For the National Theatre one act plays by G B Shaw to accompany the production of My Fair Lady, and scenes from plays in celebration of the best 100 plays of the Century during the millennium year.

Teaching at The Actors Centre.




Patricia began teaching American students in New Mexico as part of her work as an actress at the Redgrave Theatre Farnham, now sadly closed. The company went to perform professionally and also teach and direct in Summer Schools in Santa Fe. She is a Theatre lecturer for Study Abroad students for spring and fall seminars when her professional work allows, and the one feeds into the other. She has worked on home campus at Oberlin College, teaching three practical British Theatre courses and directing a student production of J B Priestley’s Time and the Conways. Also Shakespeare courses at Akron and Ohio State Universities and directing Michael Frayn’s Noises Off.  In London she regularly teaches an experiential course on London theatre encompassing the productions in the current London season and directs American students in British scene work.


She has directed many productions in drama schools in London and in Manchester, and has had a long and continuing association with the National Youth Theatre as a director, and also pioneering their first work in prisons and with young offenders with the Prince’s Trust.


Patricia also works with the students at the Central School of Ballet in London and is a tutor at the Actors Centre in London.


Acting coach for Charlotte Church and Gary Barlow for episodes of Heartbeat. Granada Television. 2000.


As director/co–director and scenarios

1999  Director – Carmen.

Scenario Christopher Gable. Choreographer  Didy Veldman.  Music by Bizet. Production design Lez Brotherson. Lighting design Mark Henderson.


2001  Director – A Streetcar Named Desire.  

Scenario Patricia Doyle and Didy Veldman. Choreographer Didy Veldman. Music Philip Feeney. Production design Es Devlin. Lighting design Ben Ormerod.


2003 Co-director with David Nixon – A MidsummerNight’s Dream.

Scenario with David Nixon. Choreographer David Nixon. Music Mendlessohn and Brahms. Set design Duncan Hayler. Costume design David Nixon.


2005 Co–direction with David Nixon – Peter Pan.

Scenario with David Nixon. Music Stephen Warbeck. Production design Peter Mumford.


2007 Co–director with David Nixon – Hamlet.

Scenario with David Nixon. Music Philip Feeney. Set and costume design Christopher Giles. Lighting design Tim Mitchell.


2010  Co–director with David Nixon – Cleopatra.

Scenario with David Nixon and Claude Michel – Schonberg. Music Claude Michel – Schonberg. Production design David Nixon and Christopher Giles. Lighting design Tim Mitchell.


2013 Co–director with David Nixon – The Great Gatsby.

Scenario with David Nixon. Music Richard Rodney Bennett.  Set design Jerome Kaplan.  Costume design David Nixon assisted by Julie Anderson. Lighting design Tim Mitchell.


2013 Associate director and original scenario – Cinderella.

Director, costume design and choreography David Nixon. Music Philip Feeney. Lighting design Tim Mitchell. Set design Duncan Hayler.


Patricia also worked with David Nixon on his productions of Wuthering Heights, with music composed by Claude – Michel Schonberg, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty, which was set in space and is well overdue for revival! She regularly directs scene workshops with the dancers for performance, as part of the artists’ professional development, and which feeds back into the narrative work of the company.

Patricia worked with Christopher Gable and Michael Pink on Dracula as her first work with Northern Ballet Theatre as the company was then named.

TV work includes:

Within These Walls ITV
Town Vet BBC
The Dubliners BBC

Film work includes:

Wuthering Heights. Director Robert Fuest 1970.

Anna and the King. 1999. Jodie Foster and Chow Yun Fat. Director Andy Tennant. Children’s Rehearsal Director.  Filmed on location in Malaysia.

Directed the two short films – Beware Of What You Wish For and No Man’s Land

[tab id=6]Afternoon Theatre, plays, e.g Time and the Conways, poetry programmes. Director Alan Ayckbourn. With a small company of actors including Elisabeth Bell and Robert Powell.