Samson is set in a small country town, whose residents are driven by religion and faith. The play is centered on four teenagers who are grieving the loss of one of their friends, making ambition for the future seem pointless.
Ashleigh will play Essie one of the four teenagers who in the beginning is struggling to cope with her existence however as the play progresses discovers that she wants a different life to what might seem the norm to society. The play will open 7 May, at the Belvoir St Downstairs Theatre.
Post production Ashleigh plans to head to the States to get her US career rolling. Since Ashleigh was the age of 15 she has worked successfully in the Australian film and TV industry. Some of Ashleigh’s credits include Gallipoli, Puberty Blues, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Galore, Tomorrow When The World Began. All the best Ash, we know you’re going to kill it over there!
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