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Mei Mac

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Alice Smith

Mei Mac

Mei is currently starring as the lead role 'Mei' in MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO, co-produced by the RSC, Improbable, Studio Ghibli & Nippon TV. She originated the role in the world premiere in 2022 and has received Olivier Award and WhatsOnStage Award nominations for her performance. 

Earlier in 2023, Mei starred in Kimber Lee's UNTITLED F*CK M*SS S**GON PLAY at the Young Vic and Manchester Royal Exchange which was directed by Roy Alexander Weiss.

Prior to that, Mei starred as the lead Ling in new series COMEDY CENTRAL'S EAST MODE. She was also the guest lead in the Christmas Special of CALL THE MIDWIFE for the BBC. 

Mei has extensive theatre experience and has worked with RSC, Young Vic, Bridge Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe.



Mei Mac


Title Role Production Director
UNTITLED F*CK M*SS S**GON PLAY Kim Manchester Royal Exchange / Young Vic Roy Alexander Weise
MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO Mei Kusakabe (lead) Barbican/ RSC Phelim Mcdermott
DEAR ELIZABETH Elizabeth Bishop/ self Gate Theatre Ellen McDougall
FIVE PLAYS - TONGUE (RECORDED) Daughter Young Vic Monique Touko
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE Aslan Puppeteer/ Ensemble Bridge Theatre Sally Cookson
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Mustardseed Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Dominic Hill
UNDER THE UMBRELLA Wei Belgrade/Tamasha/Yellow Earth Theatre Justine Theman
THE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS Roly/Tibbs/ Puppeteer (Dance Captain) Birmingham Rep Tessa Walker
JACKIE THE BABOON Puppeteer/ Private Black Brunskill and Grimes Andy Brunskill, Jimmy Grimes
ROMEO AND JULIET Romeo Papergang Theatre Jen Tan
SUMMER TIMES Jackie West Yorkshire Playhouse Janice Connolly
(MUSICAL) PETER PAN IN SCARLET Tinkerbell/Michael Darling Oxford Playhouse/New Vic Theatre Teresa Heskins
SNOW CHILD (INTERNATIONAL TOUR) Snow Child York Theatre Royal Wendy Harris
THE BFG Sophie u/s /Pup Pup the dog, multi-roles Birmingham Rep Teresa Ludovica
IF THE LIGHTS ARE TOO BRIGHT Bunny Ovalhouse Amy Insole
PRINCESS MONONOKE (INTERNATIONAL TOUR) Princess Mononoke AiiA Theater Tokyo/Whole Hog Theatre Alexandra Rutter
WILD SWANS Red Guard Young Vic/American Repertory Theater Sacha Wares
BACKBONE BISTRO Storyteller Bush Theatre Kat Elliott


Title Role Production Director
COMEDY CENTRAL'S EAST MODE Ling (lead) Comedy Central Jack Howard
CALL THE MIDWIFE (CHRISTMAS SPECIAL S11) Susan Chu (guest lead) Neal Street Productions Syd Macartney


Title Role Production Director
UNDER NDA Under NDA Under NDA Matthew Dunster
MULAN Mulan Almeida Theatre Antony Lau
CORALINE Georgie National Theatre James Brining
HENRY VIII Mary I, Elizabeth I Shakespeare's Globe Amy Hodge
I, JOAN Company/ Joan Shakespeare's Globe Ilinca Radulian
(UNDER NDA) Mei RSC/ Barbican Phelim McDermott
FAKE MELANIA Nadine Miller Old Vic Hannah Joss
WILD Wild Unicorn Theatre Eva Sampson
REDEMPTION Patricia National Theatre Roy Alexander Weise
WOLF TOTEM Bao/Puppeteer National Theatre/Handspring Tom Morris, Adrian Kohler, Basil Jones
THE APOLOGY Young Sun-Hee National Theatre Studio Ria Parry
GWEI MUI Kim Young Vic Jen Tang
THATCHER IN CHINA Chen National Theatre Studio Ng Choon Ping
OLIVER! Movement Director Backbone Theatre/Theatre Deli
ZEN Ngan Tsui/(Movement Director) Yellow Earth Kumiko Mendl


Title Role Production Director
SACRIFICE Helen (lead) Altered Skin Shane Shambu
MY COUNTRY Tattie Silents BBC/National Theatre/Cuba Pictures Rufus Norris
(SHORT) FAA IHEIHE Megumi (lead) Los Angeles Cinefest Daniel Michalos
(SHORT) THE UPGRADE Rose (lead) BFI Nikhil Chavda

Voice Over

Title Role Production Director
COMEDY CENTRAL'S EAST MODE SEASON 2 Documentary Film-maker Comedy Central Chris Chung

Rehearsed Reading

Title Role Production Director
THE MENTALIST'S BOOK CLUB Adele Bush Theatre/Graeae Theatre Amit Sharma
THE EXPERIMENT TWO Vaults/ Guleraana Mir Mingyu Lin
THE WICKER HUSBAND Inkeeper's Wife Stiles and Drewe Charlotte Westenra
TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE Theatre Royal Stratford East Gabby Wong
TRIPTYCH Minarai Deafinitely Theatre Abbey Wright


Title Role Production Director
THE CIRCUIT Dancer Moi Tran
Recently nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance as Mei Kusakabe in the world premiere of 'My Neighbour Totoro' at the Barbican in collaboration with Studio Ghibli.
Seen in Comedy Central's new series 'East Mode'. Starred in BBC ONE's 'Call The Midwife' Christmas Day Special.