Gill Stoker

Reviewer

Gill studied drama at Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, Kent, and singing at the Blackheath Conservatoire in SE London. Her stage roles have been diverse, ranging from opera and operetta (solo roles including Barbarina in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, Gabrielle in Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne, and Miss Tilney Long in Malcolm Williamson's English Eccentrics), to a dog in a pantomime and a performing horse in Büchner's Woyzeck.

She has appeared fleetingly on BBC, ITV, LWT, C4/E4, MTV, TMF and Sky TV; film work includes feature films, music videos and a large number of short films.

On screen she has played an assortment of characters, including a bag lady, a psychotic granny, a kidnapped granny, a vindictive neighbour, a nosy neighbour, a disapproving neighbour, a suicidal woman, a nun, a zombie, a cream cake thrower, an art teacher, a Victorian hospital matron, a stern head librarian, a Bollywood Bride, and sometimes a more or less normal person. She recently appeared as a hypnotherapist's receptionist in a Thinkbox TV commercial.

Gill also enjoys voiceover work and poetry readings; she performs a one-woman show, Essentially Ethel, based on the life of the composer and suffragette Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944).

Gill taught for the Open University for over 21 years, including two Arts Foundation courses, a Literature course, Shakespeare summer schools, and an Introduction to Shakespeare course.  She was Academic Advisor on the BBC/OU joint production for BBC Four, A Waste of Shame (2005), written by William Boyd and starring Rupert Graves as William Shakespeare.  Gill still teaches privately on a one-to-one basis, ranging from drama, voice and presentation skills to EFL. 

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Latest reviews

Hippolytos,

Hippolytos

Euripides (Antic Face at The Colepit, Victoria & Albert Museum, London).
Reviewer: Gill Stoker

Rope,

Rope

Patrick Hamilton (OutFox Productions at Jack Studio Theatre, Brockley, London).
Reviewer: Gill Stoker

Noye's Fludde,

Noye's Fludde

Benjamin Britten (Blackheath Halls at Blackheath Halls, London SE3).
Reviewer: Gill Stoker

Carbon Dating,

Carbon Dating

Ron Elisha (OutFox Productions at Brockley Jack Theatre, London).
Reviewer: Gill Stoker

Spring Awakening, OutFox Productions

Spring Awakening

Frank Wedekind, adapted by John Fricker from Francis J. Ziegler's translation (OutFox Productions at Brockley Jack Theatre, London).
Reviewer: Gill Stoker

Publicity image,

Face Value

Dawn King (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough).
Reviewer: Gill Stoker

Life and Beth publicity image,

Guns and Ghosts

Life & Beth by Alan Ayckbourn (Smoking Gun: Cover Her Feet/Fly in the Ointment by Nick Warburton at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough).
Reviewer: Gill Stoker

Forget-Me-Not Lane

Peter Nichols (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough).
Reviewer: Gill Stoker

Production photo,

Macbeth

Wiliam Shakespeare (Dancing Shadows Theatre Company at Pleasance Theatre, Islington).
Reviewer: Gill Stoker

Publicity image,

My Own Show

Lesley Bruce (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough).
Reviewer: Gill Stoker