© 2016 by Alison Goldie

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The Weird Sisters

(Alison Goldie, Kath Burlinson)

ACTING

Improviser (1986 to present) guesting with various companies in short and long-form shows in London and the U.K.

 

Lady in Bed (2007 to 2011) solo play written by Alison Goldie and directed by Laura Eades in which Alison plays every character in the story of her love-life Review

 

The Weird Sisters Theatre Company (1996 - 2002). 

Two-woman company with Kath Burlinson. We devised and performed in 3 shows, It's Uncanny!, Loveplay and The Weird Sisters Get Around. Toured extensively in Australia, USA, Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and U.K. 


Awards: Best Female Performer for Alison at Orlando Fringe Festival 1999; Grand Prize at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2000; Best Show, Vancouver Festival 1998 and 1999, and Victoria Festival 1998. Best Ensemble Nominee: The Stage, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2000

See www.weirdsisterstheatrecompany.wordpress.com

 

Spontaneous Combustion. Five strong comedy troupe -  improvised and scripted shows, all over UK and regularly at the Edinburgh Festival from 1990-present  'Dazzling' The Guardian 

 

Mornings After. Play by writer/director Lucinda Coxon. Role: Susan (Finborough Theatre)

 

Nothing If Not Critical by Stefan Silvis. Role: The Critic, a New York middle-aged man (Gielgud Theatre, London Playwrights Awards)

 

The Seduction of Ms Sarah Hart by Caron Pascoe. Role: Sarah Hart (director: Stella Duffy, Oval House Theatre)

 

Iron by Rona Munroe. Role: Fay (Mountview)

 

The 101 Bus-Stop by Annette Kamara. Role: Mavis, a 66 year-old Londoner in Ways With Words prize-winning drama (Stratford Circus)

 

Body Map: a live-art piece created with the artist Jo Fry examining one woman's life-stories as imprinted on her naked body

This Morning, Flirting Masterclass

FILM & TV

 

Bean – The Movie (dir. Mel Smith) -Stewardness Nicely
Newman and Baddiel In Pieces (BBC2) - all female roles
Alexei Sayle Show (BBC1) - teacher
In Stitches With Daphne Doesgood (BBC2) - various, sketches
Chalk (BBC1) - teacher

The Shadow (feature film, dir. Steve Rahman) - news reporter

TV PRESENTING

Good Morning (ITV) - Flirting Masterclass                                            Female Fantasies (RDF for C5)

The Female Orgasm (RDF for C5)   

Chelsea Flower Show (BBC1)

Carlton Country (ITV) - reporter

Dreamticket (ITV) - holiday reporter

Postcards (Travel Channel) - studio host

That’s Showbusiness (BBC1) – panel game

The Travel Show (BBC2) – regular presenter

Channel 4 Breakfast regular comic sports commentator (C4) 

 

RADIO ACTING

 

Talking Hawking (BBCR4) - various, drama doc

Great Scott-by Steve Bell (BBCR4) – Scott's wife, a singing penguin
Dear Einstein… (BBCR4) – Einstein's wife 
The Nimmo Twins (BBCR4) – various, sketches 
Parodies Lost (BBCR4) –  various, drama series 
The Mary Whitehouse Experience (BBCR1) – various, sketches

 

RADIO PRESENTING

 

Loose Ends (BBCR4) – regular contributor 
What Am I Bid? (BBCR4) – host 
Sadie Nine Show (BBCR London) – phone-in agony aunt
The Critical Review (Resonance) – regular arts reviewer

Adelaide Radio (Australia) - Women's Day special

THEATRE includes

 

Vienna's English Theatre: Look Back In Anger (2006), Pitch Black, a modern update of Othello, (2007 and 2011), Sacrifice, a new work about knife-crime (2009), and Butterflies Are Free (2010)

 

Pippin - musical (The Alexandra Theatre, Bognor Regis (2013)

 

Trinity International Playwriting Competition winners:         

The Last Word by Christina Maidan at The Unicorn Theatre (2013); The Quest of the Four Princesses by Colin Hume at The Unicorn Theatre (2012); Isilwanyana Esoyekekayo by Andre Lemmer at The Garrick Theatre (2010)

 

Fourteen shows for Youth Music Theatre, chiefly devised musicals or modern adaptations by Alison eg. Tempestuous (based on The Tempest), Much Ado About Nothing - The Musical, Hamelin, Sensational. Also: Dead Heat (writer Steven Keyworth), a full-scale comedy-thriller musical (Bradford Playhouse 2008)

 

Misbehaving, written and performed by Arcola 60+ Drama Group at The Arcola Theatre (2014)

The National Trust Fan Club by Helen Wood - solo show (2019)

 

Freedom to be Imprisoned by Kazim Altan for the Face to Face Solo Theatre Festival at The Lost Theatre (2014)

 

We Kill Pimps.com (Baron's Court Theatre 2013)

 

As You Like It  Jesus College, Cambridge (2009)

 

Patchwork written and performed by Laura Eades. Touring production (2008)

 

Totally Over You (Mark Ravenhill) and Alfie (Bill Naughton) for CPA Studios (2006 & 2008)

 

Volpone by Ben Jonson (Hoxton Hall 2008)

 

Our Shadows. Short play with gifted and talented 14 year olds from Newham in London. (Stratford Circus 2005)

 

London Isn't Venice - Yet. Comedy street theatre piece using masks with an eco-message performed at sites up and down the River Thames (2004)

The Rainbow Group (learning disabled actors) six shows including Vampires Bite Back and Metal Man

 

ACTING COACH

BBC Learning Zone 'Skills for Life' (BAFTA nominated, Feb 2009)​

Personal tuition for clients auditioning for drama schools

Look Back in Anger, Vienna's English Theatre

Pippin, Alexandra Theatre, Bognor Regis

Isilwanya Esoyekekayo

for Trinity at

The Garrick