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.)
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