Episode 3 sees the return of English actress Jane Vicary in the role of Helen's friend Pattie, old college chum and one-time opera singer. Pattie has retired to a large village in the heart of Hampshire, and finds herself increasingly involved in the local community..
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When Jane Vicary isn’t eating oysters in Whitstable she lives in the Lake District and walks the fells. She is a freelance Voice and Text Coach and Director having previously been Head of Voice at ALRA North and the Arden School of Theatre in Manchester. She trained at the Central School of Speech & Drama, wrote her dissertation on Voice and Gender which was published in the VASTA Journal of 2004 and has pursued the glories of a simple life ever since.
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.
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