Helen Teasdale stars as Thomas’s Mother in The Raven On The Jetty. She first started acting at the age of 7 and developed a love for performing during her school years. This led to leading youth performances at prestigious theatres such as the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, and, as a member of the amateur theatre group, The Potato Room Players, at the City Varieties Music Hall, also in Leeds. Helen studied Music at the City Of Leeds College of Music and then went on to study at the University College of St Martins, Lancaster, where she obtained a BA Hons in Performing Arts. After her studies, she moved to Carlisle and worked as part of the show team at Center Parcs in Penrith, followed by leading roles with the Carlisle Musical Society, including The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, and Me & My Girl. She now runs her own business,Music Makers, which provides weekly music workshops for the under 5’s and more recently she joined the Stagecoach team in Carlisle as a vocal coach.