Ashley will be appearing in TOP GIRLS at the National Theatre directed by Lyndsey Turner, with previews from 26th March.
Ashley previously appeared in HIR at the Bush Theatre directed by Nadia Fall.
“played, with beautiful understatement, by Ashley McGuire” Dominic Cavendish - The Telegraph
“Ashley McGuire is typically superb as the unnervingly buoyant Paige” Natasha Tripney - The Stage
She also recently played the role of Brian in SHOPPING AND F***ING at the Lyric Hammersmith, directed by Sean Holmes.
"Ashley McGuire, superb." Andrzej Lukowski - TimeOut
"The cast includes the tremendous Ashley McGuire." Susannah Clapp - The Observer
"Ashley McGuire (excellent, as ever) speaks with the potency of a preacher as drug dealer Brian." Natasha Tripney - The Stage.
Ashley performed in THE SUICIDE at the National Theatre, working once more with Nadia Fall who previously directed her in OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD and HOME.
Praise for Ashley's performance in THE SUICIDE:
"Ashley McGuire, who lollops on the stage as if she were in her own kitchen, is worth crossing town to see." Susannah Clapp - The Observer
"Ashley McGuire is brilliant as the lewd mother-in-law with a heart of gold, and then as the late Margaret Thatcher who puts Hell's public service out to tender." Patrick Marmion - The Daily Mail
Praise for Ashley's performance in OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD:
"There are two standout performances – both from actresses playing female prisoners. Ashley McGuire’s Dabby Bryant, an outward toughie who yearns for a simpler life back in Devon, creates a moment of terrific poignancy as she realises she can never go home." Ben Lawrence - The Telegraph
"Outstanding.'Twelve hundred pounds! It must be a comedy,' exclaims Dabby Bryant, whose unimpressed commentary and whose pining for Devon are given a Shakespearean tragicomic heft by Ashley McGuire." Paul Taylor - The Independent.
"All give strong characterisation, particularly Ashley McGuire as Dabby Bryant" Neil Norman - The Express
Ashley played Margaret Brotherton in Lyndsey Turner's National Theatre production of LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE.
"There are moments of real power and poetry in the writing, eloquently delivered in particular by Ashley McGuire." Natasha Tripney - The Stage
"Ashley McGuire is affecting as Margaret Brotherton, a woman who, in hunger, had to abandon her baby. She gives the play a heart." Kate Kellaway - The Guardian
She was critcally lauded for her portrayal of Falstaff in Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female HENRY IV at the Donmar Warehouse in 2014.
“A magnificent Falstaff...she is glorious. A one-person vindication of the all-female enterprise. If it were needed.” Susannah Clapp - The Observer
“The evening, though, belongs to Ashley McGuire’s corpulent, cockney and comically delightful Falstaff...hugely appealing...frankly unforgettable” Dominic Cavendish - The Telegraph
“Ashley McGuire is a superb Falstaff, mixing the predatory swagger of a wheeler-dealing geezer with notes of vulnerability” Henry Hitchings - Evening Standard
Her showreel can be viewed here.
SICK OF IT
Luke Snellin | Lucy Tcherniak
THIS COUNTRY - SERIES 1-2
DECLINE AND FALL
Tiger Aspect/Cave Bear Productions
MAN DOWN - SERIES 1-4
IN THE CLUB
THE IT CROWD SPECIAL
THE JOB LOT
Meals on Wheels
LAW AND ORDER: UK
Kudos / ITV
CAUGHT IN A TRAP
SHOPPING AND F***ING
OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD
LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
AN OAK TREE
RE-CHARGED - FATAL LIGHT
Clean Break / Soho Theatre
Octavia MacKenzie & Ashley McGuire
MacKenzie & McGuire / Pleasance
I'LL ALWAYS THINK OF YOU THAT WAY
Alison / Aunty Molly / Cafeteria / Dad / Maureen
Octavia MacKenzie & Ashley McGuire
Glory & Ardour Productions / Pleasance
Glory & Ardour Productions for London Bites
SAVED OR DESTROYED
The Kondoleon Project and Battersea Arts Centre
JOINING THE CLUB
THE SPONGE ROOM
Coach Films Ltd
DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
Lodge Human Trainer
BRIDGET JONES' BABY
Victor Productions Ltd
Sean De Sparango
Fourth Culture Films
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (PARTS 1 &2)
MY LAST SUMMER
UP THE COAST