When did you join Churchdown players?
I joined Churchdown Players when invited by Dave Avery and was first in Move over Mrs Markham in 2012. I haven't looked back! Since then, I have played so many different and memorable characters and been fortunate to direct a couple of times - most recently Snow White & the 7 Ugly Sisters.
Have you been in any other drama groups?
I performed at the Playhouse for many years, mainly with Cheltenham Little Theatre
Can you remember the first production you were in and who you played?
I loved writing playlets for my sisters and I to perform in the school holidays. My acting debut was at King's Theatre. It was a corporate pantomime and I loved it so much I auditioned for a part in Pygmalion at Cheltenham Playhouse and was lucky to get the part of Clara - probably around 1994.
What has been your favourite character that you have played?
I really enjoyed my roles in Blythe Spirit and Present Laughter, Noel Coward was such an amazing playwrite. However, I would say my favourite part was Chelsea Theyer in On Golden Pond at The Playhouse. It was the most challenging part I had played at the time. My son was also in the play aged 13.
Who do you play in the hound of the Baskervilles?
Lady Agatha Mortimer
Can you tell me a little about the character you play?
She is a strong, formidable lady who has been ‘floored’ by the possibility that there might be some truth in the legend! An intelligent woman who finds herself thinking the occult might be real after all. I am thoroughly enjoying the part and loving being part of this fantastic cast.
Which Would you rather be, a hero or a villain?
I have never played either role, but villain just sounds more appealing. I like the opportunity to try new character types which take me outside my comfort zone.