Chance Encounter

Christopher McDougall and I first met in 2015, when I was hired to teach voice for a year at East 15 Acting School in Southend-on-Sea, and he was a first year student. Three years later, we bumped into each other again during the Edinburgh Festival.

Chris is now based in London, pursuing his career as an actor, singer, musical director and teacher of small children (most actors have a ‘day job’ in between gigs, including me.)

Chris and Flloyd recording Episode 14 via Zoom

I was so pleased when he offered to step up to play the role of ‘the boy’ in Episode 14. He brings a cheeky Scots charm to the lad—and also a bit of a dark edge to the helpful Polish waiter in the cafe! I suspect both of these characters will be back before long.

Christopher’s recent acting credits include 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 written a new musical – Star Streaker: The Musical –which he hopes to revive in the not so distant future!

Find out more about what Christopher is doing at www.christophermcdougall.co.uk

Published by Flloyd Kennedy

Flloyd has performed as a traditional folk singer, cabaret artist and street performer, as well as being founding artistic director of Golden Age Theatre, Glasgow. She performed in Scotland with a number of touring companies before returning to Australia in 1997. Now based in Liverpool, UK, Flloyd shares her experience with student and professional actors, professional men and women, community groups and youth theatres. The human voice in performance is her passion and she is deeply committed to encouraging everyone to explore their potential, in all walks of life. Flloyd Kennedy's approach to actor training has been influenced by some of the world's foremost voice and theatre practitioners, including Valerii Galendiev of The Maly Drama Theatre of St Petersburg (Russia), Anna Petrova of the Moscow Art Theatre School (Russia), Shauna Kanter (USA), Krszysztov Miklasewski (Poland), Frankie Armstrong, John Wright (England), Harriet Buchan (Scotland), Marcia McCallum (Australia) and Ira Seidenstein (Australia).

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