~ NEWS 2019 ~
Pic: performing in Death in Technicolour, a new musical comedy written for Briefs 20 at Waterloo East Theatre. I played Meredith, a straight-laced office manager in a law firm, who stuns her colleagues at the annual Christmas party (pic above is a clue).
Finally plucked up the courage to take on Manuel Puro's 21-day self-tape challenge (scripts received and self-tapes prepped + recorded on 21 consecutive days). So glad I did it - addressed issues of set-up, screen performance, time conflicts etc. Amidst all this, we had an excellent Page to Stage on 13 Feb.
Delighted to record a voiceover for Bletchley Park - introducing visitors to a new display commemorating Bletchley's role in D-Day operations. And I've been rehearsing a powerful new play on mental health, She's Not There, as part of the BITS season at The White Bear. I play Dr Salvadore, a psychiatrist with ebbing patience.
Pic: performing The Ever Shorter Arm of the Law by Nial Urquhart – my first Stitching' Fiction event. The chosen actors turn up at 6pm with no idea of their roles or any knowledge of the 6 pieces to be performed that eve as rehearsed readings. Brilliant fun. And I enjoyed performing She's Not There at the White Bear – see March for details.
Back in March (a busy month) I filmed a commercial for Royal London Insurance. The campaign is called Pass It On, and I was one of 6 characters spreading the good news (see pic). Click HERE for a clip from one version of the ad, now on multiple TV channels.
Busy with auditions and workshops. And cast in a table-read for an exciting new film noir. I was narrating (utilising all those voiceover skills), and it was recorded for the US producers. Not currently able to talk about the project, but it was great to be involved at this crucial stage of development.
Delighted to be cast in this month's Liars League (where stories are read
by actors in a pub, with audience, sweets and a half-time quiz). I read Ray by Sarah Nott (pictured right, above) – a quirky tale about a woman, her daughter and a fox.
After a summer break, it was Page
to Stage time again! We had an amazing line-up of scripts, actors, directors and industry panel at the September event. For full details of how a Page to Stage night works, click here.
Enjoying rehearsals for Policing Women (by Pearl Andrews-Horrigan), as part of the Glass Splinters event, Pleasance Islington – showcasing plays featuring women in history. Our piece, set in 1915, is a two-hander about the two women who founded the British Women Police Volunteers, Margaret Dawson and Nina Boyle (my role).
Greatly enjoyed performing the role of pioneer Nina Boyle (1865–1943)
at the Glass Splinters event (see October for details). Also this month, we once again had a fabulous Page to Stage - many thanks indeed to everyone who worked so hard to make it a great event.
Pic: The N1 crowd enjoying Christmas drinks near our office in Lambeth after our monthly meeting. A really fun night. And this month I got to see a preview of Greta Gerwig's Little Women (with Laura Dern, Saoirse
Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen). I loved it! It's a really great adaptation of the book (which I loved as a child).