- Member since 2005
- Involved in 4 productions
- Much Ado About Nothing (acting)
- Taming of the Shrew (acting)
- Shorts III (acting)
- Dead Leaves (acting)
I became involved in Pitchy via Gary Andrews who directed me in Much Ado and it has remained a hugely important part of my life over the past 11 years. I still count so many people, from my first show to my last, as good friends, and that’s part of the beauty of the Pitchy Breath concept – everyone is so supportive, encouraging and eager to develop their skills; you would be hard pushed to come away from any show without a new friend or two!
Am-dram groups can be cliquey and get a bad name for themselves, but Pitchy is nothing like that. It’s very democratic – large and diverse groups of people attend auditions and are allocated roles on the basis of their skill or potential to perform it rather than because of who they know in the company. It means that the membership is constantly in flux, so you’ll find yourself working with people of all ages, from all backgrounds which makes for a very exciting and dynamic creative environment. There’s also a real feeling of quality to the group, from the standard of the material which is chosen and performed to the level of skill demonstrated by everyone involved, both on and behind the stage.
For me, Pitchy is one of the places I can truly be me – outside of my job and my role as a mum. It’s where I’ve been able to follow my passion for performing, learn from incredibly talented people and have some of the best bloody times of my life! Long live Pitchy Breath!