Meet The Team

Cherylee Houston - Creative Lead



Cherylee is an actress who has played Izzy Armstrong in Coronation Street for the past 9 years. She is a workshop leader and Co-founder of TripleC.

Cherylee trained at The Arden School of Theatre and has been running workshops for over 20 years. This includes teaching modules at Arden School of Theatre, LIPA and Edge Hill University, running week long audition courses at Big House Theatre and outreach sessions in schools culminating in Disabled/ non-Disabled mixed youth theatres. Cherylee taught “How to make your work accessible” yearly for five years at The Youth Theatre Conference until it’s close. She is the Author of “How to make your work accessible Youth Theatre Handbook” 2008 which was disseminated to every youth theatre in the UK. She worked for 12 years with various disability arts agencies running drama workshops for young people with disabilities in the north west. Cherylee designed and ran audition courses for actors with disabilities at Coronation Street and Emmerdale. She also hosted The Disability Confident Conference at Coronation Street for ITV and BBC. She has spoken at Labour Party Conference, Houses of Parliament and Channel Four News about disability cuts. Cherylee's other credits include - Tinsel Girl, afternoon play (written by Cherylee). Other TV credits includes Holby, doctors, Thing Called Love, I’m with Stupid and Little Britain. 

Melissa Johns - Creative Lead



Melissa is an actress most known for playing Imogen Pascoe in Coronation Street. She trained at East 15 Acting School and is a workshop leader and co-founder of TripleC and Quite Frankly Theatre. She works in both TV and theatre and since graduating, has played a variety of roles in shows such as BBC’s The Interceptor, SILK, Casualty, Doctors. Theatre credits include - OthelloMacbeth at Lyric Hammersmith & HOME, One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest at Sheffield Crucible, The Prize at Live Theatre and Graeae Productions. During her time at Drama school, Melissa represented East 15 during award season and went on to win the Laurence Olivier Award. She was one of the first physically disabled actors to win the award. Melissa has been running drama workshops for the past 9 years for children and young people both with and without disabilities. She worked at The Royal Free Hospital Children’s School where she ran drama sessions with young people experiencing high support need mental health difficulties and eating disorders. She gained a foundation in Multimedia Advocacy and was the first to use Wikisites as a way of helping young people with mental health difficulties to communicate and enhance self-advocacy. Melissa recently won the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World Award in the category “Children, World Peace & Human Rights”. She has also been nominated for "Actor of the Year" in the Diversity in Media Awards and "Positive Role Model of the Year" in the National Diversity Awards. Melissa is ambassador for Invisiyouth and Models of Diversity.

Ged Mulherin - Creative Lead


Ged Mulherin is an actor, drama workshop leader and co-founder of TripleC. He trained at The Arden School Of Theare. He has worked extensively in theatre in education and role play work as an actor and workshop facilitator. Ged has been involved in creative development work and training for many companies throughout the UK. For eight years he held the position of regional trainer for Living Ventures where he trained and developed established and upcoming employees within the company in self confidence building for use in the workplace. Before his work with TripleC he jointly ran Ziggy Production where he directed and wrote several projects as well as working for the publicity and marketing department. Ged has also worked as a creative advisor and access worker for Big House. His work in theatre in education spans over 2 decades with companies including Channel Four schools, Contact Theatre and Cragrats. He has a wealth of role play experience working for Greater Manchester Police, NHS and Greater Manchester Social Services. As an actor Ged has several television credits including Coronation Street , Fat Friends, Dalziel & Pascoe and CIty Central.  He has also appeared in commercials for Ericsson and Blackhouse. Radio credits include Tinsel Girl for BBC Radio 4 and voice overs for Key103 and Signal FM.

Most recently Ged has has been working alongside award winning playwright Jim Cartwright writing, creating and devising an original piece of drama titled The Love Inn that was showcased at The Palace Theatre, Manchester.

Lydia Mulherin - Project Coordinator & Business Manager



Lydia Mulherin is Project Co-ordinator and Finance/Accounting Administrator for TripleC. Since Co-Founding TripleC she has helped create and develop projects for Seashell Trust, The Lancasterian and Z-Arts. She has been part of creating TripleC’s own projects including DANC (Disabled Artist Networking Community) and The Manchester Mental Health Choir. Lydia has also been part of the team who deliver the Access and Awareness training course. Prior to TripleC Lydia opened and ran a training academy for several years for The Gioma Company. She also ran and developed the train to train course for Gaucho while being part of the training team to open several of their restaurants. She has been an account marketing manager for ABI Ltd. Her rolls within these company involve day to day running of the training schools, organising trainers, attendee’s development and teaching. As well as her work in training and development Lydia is also a support worker. 

Monique Jarrett - Creative Media Manager



Monique is a co-founder of TripleC and helps to facilitate TripleC’s projects. She is also a trainee workshop leader. She has been working with Arts companies on projects for over 15 years. At 15, she was the only wheelchair user in the Greater Manchester Schools Opening Ceremony Performance for the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Monique became Access Worker in her last year of College for MANCAT which was then used as policy for all of MANCAT Colleges. She then went on to complete a degree in Tourism Management which included Consumer Law and Marketing. Whilst at university Monique worked with a drama group based in Bury. She was  a creative producer on a project hosted by FullCircle Arts, Cornerhouse (HOME) and The Sancho Plan. Monique became Corner House Volunteer for the AND Festival and was one of the first members of the group (now known as HOME Digital Reports) ran by Sarah Leech while working in the AND Festival. She was taught how to use SLR cameras, portable digital cameras, Final Cut Pro, Interview techniques, Live social media, promotion by social media, Filming & Recording techniques. Monique completed a Young Artist Development Course with FullCircle Arts which work on creating and developing art as a career or business.
She Became Governing Board Member for FCA. Monique is a National Amateur Class Wheelchair Dancer as well as a model under the Agency Zebedee. She recently worked as an Extra on Hollyoaks.

Jenny Stott - Access & Awareness advisor


Jenny is co-founder and Access advisor at TripleC. She volunteered at SDF (Salford Disability Forum) for 6 years swell as brownies where she carried out the disability access and awareness training for the young people involved. Jenny was a secretary and facilitator for Proud  and Loud Arts for over 15 years where her rich knowledge and inside into disability access really grew. As a TripleC member Jenny also worked for Z-Arts on their Access all Areas family fun days where she works hard to ensure all access requirements are met for those taking part in the day. 

Jenny loves dogs and as her family say is a "wonderful" aunty to her 17 nieces and nephews!