At the age of 15, Newport-based actress Taryn Meyrick is the youngest cast member of the Newport presentation of the PT Rose play, One Night with Marilyn, and in between her studies incredibly busy too!
“I am excited to be playing the part of Norma Jean (the young Marilyn Monroe) in One Night With Marilyn,“ says Taryn, “this has been such a great experience for me.”
Prolific Actress To Play Cinderella
A prolific performer, Taryn is no stranger as a performer to regular visitors of Newport’s Dolman Theatre, having appeared with many groups and societies over the last decade including Newport Playgoers, Venture Players and Newport Operatic Society.
In February 2022, Taryn will be treading the Dolman Theatre boards with Newport Pantomime Society in the lead role of Cinderella.
Taryn is also working towards a musical theatre presentation of Legally Blonde with the Rob Shaw Academy of which she will be playing the part of Margo at Newport’s Riverfront Theatre in April 2022.
“I really enjoy singing and have a real passion for musical theatre,” says Taryn, who is a student of GCSE music, drama, and dance at Newport’s John Frost school, Taryn recently started studying classical music at the Royal Welsh college of Music and Drama junior conservatoire.
One Night With Marilyn – “A Powerful Play”
With so much going on in her busy schedule, Taryn didn’t have to think twice when looking at the role of the young Marilyn Monroe for the rehearsed read through of One Night with Marilyn at Newport’s Dolman Theatre on November 4.
“Before reading this play, I had no idea who Marilyn Monroe was,” explains Taryn, “So, I had to quickly research it, to see what was involved with the character.
“Being involved with One night with Marilyn has really opened my eyes to the issue of mental health, it is such a powerful play with such a strong message to the audience. The cast we have are amazingly talented and they have all taken me under their wing and made me feel welcome.
“I really can’t wait to be on the stage at the Dolman again performing with this superb cast.”
When To See One Night With Marilyn in Newport
One Night with Marilyn will be performed at Newport’s Dolman Theatre on 7.30pm November 4th, with a cast of local actors performing script in hand to a small audience who will have feedback forms to fill in. This will help shape the script for a future full-scale presentation. The end goal being a locally cast and performed full stage presentation in 2022.
- Tickets for the rehearsed read-through event are free but extremely limited and are available via Eventbrite.