Ursula Holden Gill


"Ursula Holden Gill is an award winning Actress and storyteller. She effortlessly weaves her magic through spoken word, dance and music to bring something new and vital to this most ancient of art forms.

An insightful Comedienne and a skilled Singer – Songwriter, Ursula has that rare gift of authenticity in her humour.….. Her style is largely influenced by her love of home and heritage; namely, the streetwise grit of her native industrial Lancashire and the evergreen folk roots of her beloved West Yorkshire. Together they fuse to create a powerhouse of a performer who is at once both urban yet unashamedly fey. 

To date Ursula has spellbound audiences on BBC Television, ITV, Channel 4 and on BBC Radio and proved a hit at numerous prestigious festivals in the UK and abroad. Also at The Lowry Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company and at Opera North where she has served as an associate artist since 2009. In 2012 Ursula was voted Best Newcomer at The British Awards for Storytelling Excellence.

Ursula has been telling stories since 2009, but she might be more familiar to some audiences as one of Emmerdale's troubled Dingles - a family who could tell a tale or two..." 



Upcoming Events: 

Play in a Day

Wednesday, 2 August 2017 - 10:00am
6 hours
The Joinery

Play in a day with Ursula Holden Gill

Join storyteller and actress Ursula Holden Gill for a one off special Play in a Day.