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June 17, 2022

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Episode 11 and Helen is meeting up with her old college friend, Rozzie, who is not keen to move into a retirement village on her own,   Then there is René, the student actor from Scotland now working part time at the Cheese Shop Cafe, about to move back to a new school in Scotland. Meantime, Helen has some irritating emails to deal with.

You will find lots of information about this week's guest actors, Frances Broudie and Christopher McDougall, on the website www.amIoldyet.com/guests.   Please support our work with a donation at BuyMeaCoffee.com/amIoldyet, or by becoming a regular subscriber at Patreon.com/amIoldyet.  Thank you so much!.

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Frances Broudie Oldridge (Rozzie, Josie Harkins, Marta Polensky) Profile Photo

Frances Broudie Oldridge (Rozzie, Josie Harkins, Marta Polensky)

Actress

Frances is a vocalist, actor, voice actor and audio producer. She has just published her production of 'The Chavman Chronicles' written by Db Morgan and available on Audible, in which she also plays Mullins and Tracy Hummer as well as providing much of the background music.

The movie ‘Blood Highway’ based on real events is now out on Amazon Prime. Frances plays Francesca Rose, wife and mother placed in a home suffering from dementia. She appears as an apparition in a frightening sequence to her trapped pregnant daughter as she fights for her life in an overturned car.

Also, look out for Frances as Shelly Bass in ‘MorrisMen’, an urban revenge feature film due for release in 2023.

Upcoming projects for 2023 include the film 'Something Snapped’, as well as the release of a new album entitled ‘Consequence of Love’ plus a pop video.

You can access her back catalogue of music with Tracing Arcs on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon.

Christopher McDougall (René, Piotr, Charlie) Profile Photo

Christopher McDougall (René, Piotr, Charlie)

Christopher McDougall

Christopher graduated from East 15 Acting School in 2018 and has been working in various sectors of the industry since. He has much previous experience as an actor, as well as a singer, writer and musical director.

Recent acting credits include Aladdin in Aladdin, Dugdale Centre, Enfield; Davie McD/Sam/Tobias Grenfell in Tell Me A Story, produced by Kibo Productions for Zoom; Squire Bogey (and others) in Jack and the Beanstalk, with M&M Theatrical Productions; God in It’s Aboot Adam, at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe; Various characters in The Sherlock Holmes Experience, at Madame Tussaud’s, London; and Fairy G/Sugar Plum in Bad Cinderella, at the Cockpit Theatre, in December 2018.

In April 2021, alongside fellow producer Mark Hunter, he co-wrote, co-directed and was Musical Director on Robin Hood: A Virtual Pantomime, which took place on Zoom, and was very well received.

Christopher has also written a new musical – Star Streaker: The Musical – which he hopes to revive in the not so distant future.

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Flloyd Kennedy

Author, Actor

Flloyd Kennedy (aka Fairy Bessie), Australian-born actress, performance poet, singer-songwriter, director and voice/speech/accent coach, took part in the British folk revival in the late 60s, performed street theatre, cabaret and fringe theatre in Scotland throughout the 1980s and 90s, returned to Australia where she undertook research into the performing voice (specifically Shakespeare) for her doctorate. She has performed, directed, and taught voice and acting skills at colleges and universities in the UK, US and Australia. Now resident in Liverpool, UK, Flloyd tours her one-person versa plays with music around the world, performs her songs and poems at open mics in and around Liverpool. She also coaches student and professional actors, private individuals and community and corporate groups through her private studio Being in Voice. She is artistic director of Thunder’s Mouth Theatre (theatre of poetry, passion and philosophy), a Certified Teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork and is an Associate Artist with ISAAC (International School for Acting And Clown), She has now published two collections of poetry, songs and essays, Sunsets & Kites and Home is Where I Hang My Hat. Her songs are available on Bandcamp, as well as all major online streaming services.