Theatre has been my life since I first appeared onstage at the age
of 12 - as a girl! I was at a boys school and so we younger ones were
expected to play the female parts. Very Shakespearean! My first part,
in fact, was as Marion in Sean O'Casey's Cock-a-Doodle Dandy,
an extremely ambitious play for a school. The next time I played a
woman was at the age of 16 when I appeared as Doll Common in Ben Jonson's
The Alchemist, where the local paper described me as "the
gaudiest, bawdiest strumpet ever to strut the school stage"!
Thank God I wasn't typecast! I've played men ever since.
I'm very catholic in my tastes. I enjoy every kind of theatre: straight
plays, musicals, dance, physical theatre, pantomime, theatre in education.
You mention it - been there, done that, love it!
The aim of the British Theatre Guide is to be as comprehensive a
resource for theatre in the UK as possible. We cover all aspects:
professional and amateur; West End and provincial; acting, directing,
I hope you fnd it useful - and enjoyable! And I do enjoy hearing
from visitors. Emails are always welcome!