1st June 2012
Last Friday I went to the TigerTime fundraiser in London. Along with a host of celebrities we managed to raise £10,000 for this amazing cause! See the blog from the TigerTime website below:
"TigerTime campaign celebrity supporters, including actors Abi Titmuss and Peter Egan and designer Elizabeth Emanuel, gathered in London last night to celebrate an absolutely fabulous £10,000 fundraiser. The money, raised through the sale of a one-off custom made designer handbag created by New York handbag designer, Emre Ertuk, will be used to fund anti-poaching and educational awareness programmes supported by TigerTime and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation in India, Russia and Thailand. The handbag was bought by Turkish television presenter and producer, Nilgun Colak.
Commenting on the plight of the tiger actor Peter Egan said: "Tigers are in our dreams when we are children, and they must remain in our lives when we are adults. Only we can make this happen. Our legacy must be to create not destroy. I support the TigerTime campaign and together we can save the tiger.
"It is amazing that a fashion brand and TigerTime have worked together to produce vital funds for tiger conservation. TigerTime is a crucial campaign for the survival of the wild tiger and will always have my loyal support,” added actress Abi Titmuss.
Among the celebrities supporting TigerTime at the event were actor Peter Egan, award winning actress Abi Titmuss, fashion designer Elizabeth Emanuel, presenter Wincey Willis and TV vet Zara Boland. TigerTime is lucky to have such dedicated and passionate supporters behind the campaign that care deeply about the future of the wild tiger."
21st May 2012
On Monday 21st May I attended the fifth Dog's rust Honours awards ceremony with my dog Danny. Here's the press release from the event and picture of me and Danny enjoying ourselves!
"Tonight the UK’s most heroic canines rubbed shoulders and paws with dog loving celebrities as the winners of the 2012 Dogs Trust Honours were revealed at London’s Honourable Artillery Company.
Over 30 dogs and 200 humans celebrated the fifth Dogs Trust Honours – the awards ceremony which celebrates the unique relationship between man and dog. Over 300 nominations were received from across the country for all five of the award categories , giving celebrity judges Deborah Meaden, Eamonn Holmes, Ruth Langsford, Richard Caring, Paul Ross, Dawn Porter and Ben De Lisi the difficult task of selecting the winners.
The five winners – four canine and one human - were presented with their awards by celebrity dogs lovers and treated to an evening of doggy bliss which included canine butlers and a doggy play zone. Guests included John Barrowman, Meg Matthews, Chris O’Dowd, Matthew Wright and dog Wiggy, Donna Air, Kaye Adams, Brix Smith-Start, Liz Jones, Made in Chelsea stars Funda Onal and Rosie Fortiscue, Rosie Marcel and Camilla and Kevin Sacre Dallerup with dog Sven."
14h March 2012
I support and endorse the Tiger time campaign to save the last 3,200 wild tigers on earth – TigerTime. In total, more than 60,000 people are now supporting in some way.
On Tuesday 13th March 2012 I attended a reception in the House of Lords, London. At the reception David Shepherd CBE, international wildlife artist and the man behind TigerTime gave a brief update on our progress. He was joined by Joanna Lumley OBE.
TigerTime is the highly successful campaign launched in May 2011 by wildlife artist and conservationist David Shepherd CBE and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) to save the tiger in the wild. Through the extensive use of the internet and social networking, it has reached people all around the world and has attracted many celebrities who are now actively supporting the campaign, including Joanna Lumley OBE, Ricky Gervais, Samantha Fox, Stephen Fry etc.
About the tiger
In the last century, the world has lost three of the eight tiger subspecies; the Balinese, Caspian and Javan tigers. The South China tiger is facing the same fate.
At the turn of the 20th Century there were over 40,000 tigers in India. Today, there are estimated to be 1,700 tigers left in India. With only 3,200 in the whole world.
The tiger has lost 93% of its historic range – 41% in the last decade.
Every year authorities seize the parts of 100 tigers – the true number of tigers being slaughtered for illegal markets can only be guessed at.
There are estimated to be 60,000 tigers being held in captivity, in ‘tiger farms’ masquerading as wildlife parks.
What your support will enable TigerTime to do…
- · Fund more anti-poaching patrols on the ground
- · Help to fund the activities of our conservation partners
- · Educate people to stop using tiger parts in medicine, trinkets and food
- · Use the power of our combined voices to pressure governments at home and overseas
- · Increase the number of tigers in the wild
The following website addresses are being used to encourage people to sign up to TigerTime and donate:
For more Information: call the TigerTime Campaign team (Vicky, Chantelle or Jill) on 01483 272323.
3rd October 2011
Back from the Edinburgh Fringe! I had an incredible summer and had fantastic reviews for my performance in the play “Dusk Rings A Bell”, we followed the Edinburgh run with a sell out week in Watford Palace. There were even people queuing for cancelations! It was fantastic. This was my second year of performing at the Edinburgh festival and I’d love to do it again. We had to work 7 days a week but I didn’t care. Everyday I was either on stage, watching a stage or talking about being on a stage. It was heaven for me.
Last week I, for the first time ever, recorded a radio play. It was such a brilliant experience, it was a incredible comedy with just 3 of us in the cast and it's called “Stage Fright”. I performed it last year in a sell out run at the Canal Café Theatre in Little Venice, London. Because it was such a success, the brilliant and innovative Wireless Theatre Company have wanted to make it into a radio play to broadcast around the world. It will be ready in the next month and I will put the link up on this website so you can listen to it online. The Wireless Theatre company have lots of free radio plays available for download and you can listen to them for free, great for the journey to work in the morning. I learned so much from recording it in the studio and I’d love to do it again. I like the fact that no one can physically see you acting on the radio so you have to use your voice to do everything!
I’m in talks about a couple of films at the moment which is exciting and I’ll keep you all posted about them!
I’m really delighted to be presenting Best Male Artist 2011 at the Urban Music Awards tonight at Porchester Hall in Bayswater it’s going to be an incredible night and the after party is at The Kings Club in Chelsea. It’s an honour to have been asked and I’m really thrilled. The dress code is black tie and I’m taking my best friend, we are looking forward to dressing up, having fun and who knows who we might meet! Let you know how it goes…
9th August 2011
Don't forget to come down to the Assembly Rooms, Space One, George Square in Edinburgh to check out my new production, "Dusk Rings A Bell" which is showing everyday from 2pm! Really looking forward to getting on stage and I hope all of you can make it!
Love Abi x
13th July 2011
Really excited to confirm I'm going to be in Edinburgh for the whole of August in a new play called "Dusk Rings A Bell"
Below is the press release:
"American playwright Stephen Belber (TAPE) continues his exploration of the roots of hate crimes and homophobia within American males that he first explored in the seminal THE LARAMIE PROJECT in his new play DUSK RINGS A BELL. The play, which previewed at the HighTide Festival in Suffolk this summer, opens at the Edinburgh Festival next month for its European premiere in this new version from that premiered at New York's Atlantic Theatre in Summer 2010.
Abi Titmuss joins Scottish actor Paul Blair, who originated the role of Ray in the HighTide Festival preview performances.
Paul Blair, who trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, previously appeared in the HighTide Festival production of Lidless, which went on to win a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival in 2010 and later transferred to the London West End’s Trafalgar Studios in March this year.
In Dusk Rings A Bell Stephen Belber takes a deep look into the roots of hate crimes and how a violent act in one's youth shapes a life. It questions the effectiveness of the penal system and whether the systems of 'restorative justice' are truly effective at forcibly eliminating prejudice. This is a play steeped in both regret and possibility, and demonstrates how life will make crucial choices for us, if we’re not careful.
DUSK RINGS A BELLwill run at the Assembly George Square One at this year’s Edinburgh Festival from 3 to 29 August at 2pm. It is staged by the team behind last year's Fringe First Award winning Lidless - directed by Steven Atkinson, designed by Takis, with lighting design by Matt Prentice, sound design by Steven Mayo and score by Tom Mills. The production is presented by HighTide Festival Theatre."
Hope to see all you guys there!
Love Abi x
25 March 2011
I’ve had a busy start to 2011 with lots going on.
I was in a music video for the band Hermitage and they’ve recently been signed to a major record label which is exciting news, congratulations to them! On Monday 28th March I’ll be interviewed alongside the lead singer, Hoolan, so look out for that on BBC world. Check out the video at Redrobinproductions.com and also on YouTube!
I’m looking forward to the Smile awards on Friday night at the royal garden hotel in Kensington with all my friends at VIP smiles!
I’ve added another string to my bow and I’m now DJing and really enjoying it! I played a fantastic night at Bar Risa in Birmingham a couple of weeks ago. Thanks to everyone for coming down and making it a brilliant night! I will be appearing this Saturday night DJing in club Amadeus in Northallerton, come down and party!
24 January 2011
Another busy week for me! I've recently been training with Andy Colley from Purus Active Health. He's trained me for years and I couldn't recommend him highly enough, it's the best training I've ever had. If you're looking for personal training, I would suggest visiting http://www.purusactivehealth.co.uk!
13 January 2011
Apologies for the time it's taken me to get a new blog up, lots of stuff has happened between now and then, I've been too busy to think recently!
Paradise Lost went really well last October, performing infront of a sold out Leicester Square Theatre, I couldn't ask for more! After that I went to Los Angeles with Richard Burke from Industry Hollywood for a few weeks. It was a great trip and I worked really hard to test the water over there, meet up with friends and most importantly find an American manager.
I worked 12 hours a day on most days having meetings and auditions. I'm very happy to say mission accomplished! My hard work (and a great Neil Simon monologue!) paid off and I have accepted US representation from Phil Brooks at STG. I was over the moon when they asked, I'm very excited to have landed an L.A manager and I can't wait to get back over there.
While I was there I hiked up the Hollywood hills all the way to the Hollywood sign, went to Malibu beach and one of the highlights was getting into a casting workshop with an in-home casting director at MGM studios, before the workshop he told us he had something to show us, took us into a private room and there were all the Oscars that MGM had ever won. It was an awe inspiring and brilliant moment, it didn't really help my nerves for the audition though!
Richard Burke organized a great trip and I recommend him to anyone, he's also a great guy and fun to work with. Two days after I flew back from Hollywood I went to Basingstoke Anvil Theatre to play the bad fairy in Uk productions fantastic Christmas pantomime, Sleeping Beauty. It was my pantomime debut, I think I'm really lucky, not only was I working with the wonderful actress Wendy Craig but also made a great new friend in the talented Andrew Agnew. To top that I got to fly, sing Lady Gaga's Bad Romance and we sold out twice a day every day. Everyone loved it, especially the kids; it was a joy from start to finish. A massive thank you to Martin Dodd and also to Martyn Cooper.
I'm delighted to inform you that I starred in the award winning film, Do Elephants Pray? It starred Mark Warren and was directed by Paul Hills. It premiered at the Raindance Film Festival and it was really exciting to see myself on the big screen, the film has won awards in film festivals across Europe.
In 2010 I performed several plays in London, including Leicester Square, headlined at the Edinburgh festival at the prestigious Assembly Rooms, a number one for my part in the Bill Kenwright production, appeared in an award winning film, took acting classes in L.A and thoroughly enjoyed my first big pantomime, I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to work so hard as an actor in so many different and interesting roles. The pantomime topped off another incredible year for me of which I only spent about 8 weeks off of a stage!
My rescue puppy Danny, who I adopted from the dogs trust last March, is doing really well and it was his birthday on New Years Day. He's had a great year travelling all of the Uk touring with me and having fun digging holes in beaches from Aberdeen to Bournemouth. He didn't come to L.A but he will be when I move out there!
I've been really fortunate in the last few days to meet some lovely people and receive some really brilliant treatments. After so much work it's lovely to treat yourself and get some TLC. Thanks to Gary at Zoom for my teeth whitening, they really are pearly white now and I will be smiling a lot more than normal so to show them off to everyone! Big thanks also to Michelle, Jo and the team at Denise Lebar. Lovely people and brilliant treatments.
I'm considering several job offers at the moment and when I've made my decision I will keep you all posted as to my next exciting move. I can't wait to see what 2011 will bring!
20 October 2010
I’m currently very busy with my latest play, Paradise Lost which opens at the Leister Square theatre this week. We’ve had great audiences so far who have loved it, its going really well.
I play a lesbian home wrecker who dabbles with the ouija board.. typecast again!!
I have to kiss a woman in one of the scenes aswell.. It’s a bit different but i don’t mind it, all part of my job as an actress!
We only have 3 more shows left, tonight tomorrow and Saturday and they’re selling fast so book now at www.Lecistersquaretheatre.com
(The director Simone vause) is from the east 15 school and uses Method acting so i’ve been learning about that and its really helped me up my game. We have to stay in character a lot of the time and even do things like make phone calls in character and have to be in character even before we arrive on the set, plus we have to use our character names when we speak to eachother!
I’ve been training at Beaut-Camp Pilates for the last 2 weeks which has been fantastic and also every day with Andy Colly at Purus in Covent Garden. Hes trained me on and off for several years and each time i need to get in shape for something he always does a brilliant job. I only have 2 more weeks left before i go to Hollywood so the pressures on to look and feel as good as i can.
I’m on my way to train with Andy now and then i’m going straight to the theatre because the show starts at 7 oclock and i have to be there at 5.30 to do a physical and vocal warm up with the other actors, do my hair and make up, go through my lines and get ready for the show to start!
I love every second of it and i can’t wait to get there every night, as an added bonus its so exciting doing a show in Leicester Square!
Bye for now! x
1 October 2010
Sorry for the radio silence! I promise to start blogging and tweeting regularly again!
Very happy to say I’ve been extremely busy, been away from home for over 2 months now on tour with the Bill Kenwright Production of Up and Under, we’re in the final stages now and it’s gone really well. Audiences have loved it and it’s been a joy to perform every night and work with the same brilliant cast as last year when I did it at Hull Truck. We are currently in Malvern about to do a performance at 8pm followed by a matinee and evening performance tomorrow and they are our final shows! I can’t believe it’s over!
I come home to London on Sunday and I’m very much hoping I’ll be back in time to get to the World Premier of a film called Devil’s Playground at the Prince Charles Theatre at 3pm, it’s produced by one of my best friends Jonathan Sothcott, it stars Danny Dyer and Craig Fairbrass and looks to be a really exciting film I can’t wait to see it?
Then on Monday I start rehearsals for my next play a new piece called Paradise Lost which will be on at the Leicester square Theatre from 19th to 23rd October. I haven’t got a day off but I don’t mind because I’m so happy to be working! In Paradise Lost I’m playing a lesbian having an affair with a married woman so that should be interesting!
Big thanks to Mac for sending me a Pro discount card, I love Mac make up and always use it when I’m in a show, it’s the best.
Puppy update! Danny the rescue dog is doing really well, he’s 9 months old now and has really enjoyed being on tour, he’s dug holes on Aberdeen beach, Blackpool beach and Eastbourne beach and has been chasing rabbits in the Malvern Hills today (luckily he’s not very good at it).
I’m looking forward to being home in my own bed on Sunday but sad that I won’t be playing “Hazel” every night on stage it’s been a wonderful run and I feel blessed to have been directed by John Godber himself, again!
Bye for now! x
11th June 2010
Dolly Daydream opened this week at the Baron’s Court Theatre. I absolutely love the play and I’m having a wonderful time playing 3 different characters! I have to switch roles between different scenes which is great fun and a bit of a challenge!
The rest of the cast are adorable and I love working with them. Dolly Daydream is set in 1939 and is about a girl who loves to dance. The roles that I’m playing didn’t originally have dance sequences, but as I love to dance I asked for this to be written in to the script so that I could have a go! I now love the dance sequences which are each choreographed to match the style of the 1930’s. I must say though, it has been a challenge to remember my lines and dance moves at the same time! One of my only regrets is that I didn’t undergo dance training when I was younger as I love it so much! Then again, last year for The Naked Truth, I had to learn to pole dance for the role…so if I can pull that off then anything is possible! I've carried my pole dancing lessons on with my fantastic teacher Natasha at Pole Divas Fitness...I have a lesson every week and love every second! Natasha makes it so much fun, and it's brilliant exercise too!
The costumes for the play are amazing and again all styled to match the 1930’s theme. Everything is going brilliantly and all audiences so far have loved it!
I’ve started trying to shape up for my next role as a fitness instructor in Up ‘n’ Under. To give me a bit of a kick start I recently did a taster day at GI Jane Boot Camp. It was really hard work, but I got on really well with the other girls so it was a great day. The Royal Marine trainers are fantastic, but it’s definitely not for the faint hearted! The day was very high intensity and extremely tiring- that said I’m looking forward to doing a full week there soon! I’ve also started training in the park, and I’m out and about with my puppy Danny for at least 2 hours every day. He’s so tiny but has far more energy than me!
Another key part of my plan to shape up is eating healthily. I’ve been using Nutrichef as my healthy diet plan. It is wonderful! Everything is so easy to prepare and every meal is simply delicious! It helps me to monitor what I’m eating without cutting down on portions- I love it!! http://www.nutrichef.co.uk/
I had my hair done last week at Connect in London- and they did a wonderful job! I would like to thank them for completely transforming me! :) Love the new extensions!
I’m really looking forward to appearing on Angela & Friends on Tuesday on Sky One- so make sure you tune in from 12pm!
To book tickets to see me in Dolly Daydream either visit or call the theatre…
Barons Court Theatre
Curtain's Up pub
28a Comeragh Road
020 8932 4747
Love Abi xx
30th April 2010
I’ve been really enjoying my time off in-between jobs. It’s been so lovely to relax and take a breather! I’ve been away for a few weeks to the West Coast of Scotland and then to the Lake District with my family and of course Danny! It was his first holiday and he loved it! He loved the Lake District in particular, paddling and swimming in the lake everyday.
He’s doing really well and getting bigger all of the time. He now weighs 7.3kilos, which is over double what he weighed when I first had him! I was really curious to find out what mix of breeds he is, as to look at him it is very hard to tell! He is obviously a mongrel, so I had a dog DNA test done to find out… Turns out that he is a Springer Spaniel cross St Bernard cross Yorkshire Terrier cross Cocker Spaniel!!!!
Quite a surprise, but I love him all the same!
I’m now back home and have started learning the script for my next play! But I’m still in holiday mode at the moment so feeling nice and relaxed :)
I’m really looking forward to getting back on stage! So watch this space!
Lots of love
17th March 2010
How lovely it is to have a little break! Over the last 18 months I have been so busy, going from show to show without stopping. A few times, I had the final night of one show, followed the next morning by rehearsals for my next production! Exhausting but totally worth the hard work!
I’ve used my time off to focus on my new addition, Danny the puppy! I’ve always wanted to rescue a dog that really needed a home, and with my time off I thought that this was a great opportunity to do so. So I went to the Dogs Trust to find the one perfect for me.
Initially I wanted to rehome an adult dog, as they are all in great need of a good home. Then I met Danny and I knew he was the one for me. I didn't take him on without first going away and giving it some serious thought, as a puppy means lots of hard work, time and patience. But I'm looking forward to lots of love and mischief too!
I’m so pleased that I’ve rehomed a puppy from Dogs Trust, and would encourage anyone else who is considering giving a dog a home to visit the charity and help an abandoned or stray dog feel loved again.
I collected Danny on Saturday. No one knows exactly how old he is as he was abandoned, but we’ve guessed at between 8 and 9 weeks old. It’s a lovely feeling to give a dog a loving, happy home; especially as he didn’t get the best start in life. I wouldn’t be able to work at the moment due to the full time attention that Danny needs. It really is hard work to get it right and get him house trained! But lots of fun too! At the moment he prefers to be carried than go for a walk and he always wants cuddles! Adorable!
I am enjoying my time off work, but will soon be getting ready for the rest of the year where lots of exciting things are lining up! I feel so lucky that I have had lots of offers for acting jobs.
Watch this space as I will be making an announcement soon!
Lots of love
26th February 2010
Well, Stage Fright has now finished, hope that you got the chance to come and see it? It couldn’t have gone better and surpassed all of my expectations! With a fantastic cast, we had such amazing reviews, and there is even talk of the play touring! So watch out for it in a town near you soon.
I always have really mixed emotions when a play comes to an end. There is always a feeling of relief that everything went well and that the pressure is off for a while. I also always miss the adrenaline and excitement that each performance brings. With Stage Fright in particular it’s very sad to say goodbye to my character, Geraldine. I absolutely loved playing her, and as it’s a new play, no body had played her before. This allowed for me and Lynn Howe (writer of Stage Fright) to really bring Geraldine to life as we imagined her, creating such a wonderful character.
Stage Fright was such a fantastic success with 5 star reviews and sell out performances. I enjoyed every second; fingers crossed the tour will go ahead!
I am extremely excited about next week as I am going to collect my new puppy from the Dogs Trust re-homing centre. I have always wanted to get a dog of my own and the Dogs Trust offer the chance to rescue dogs that haven’t had the best start in life. I’ve put so much consideration in to deciding to get a dog, as they are a massive commitment, and not a decision that anyone should take lightly. Especially with a puppy, it’s going to be hard work with lots of house training to think of! But after lots of serious thought, I have decided to go ahead with it. After visiting the Dogs Trust Centre this week, I fell in love with a little cross breed terrier; so he’s the one for me! I’ve been getting really prepared with dog toys, chews and bits and bobs. My girlfriend’s can’t wait to meet him!
Until the arrival of my pup next week, I’m doing some acting classes with Lee Cohn, from New York, to refine my skills. Really enjoying it!
Received my weekly Nutrichef delivery this morning :). The food is always so tasty and so easy to prepare! When I’m rushed off my feet, it’s lovely to know that I can still have a quick, nutritional, extremely tasty dinner, in no time at all. Check out the Nutrichef website at www.nutrichef.co.uk
Lots of Love
10th February 2010
Another super busy week! Up to Friday I had worked 14 days in a row! After all that hard work I came down with a cold over the weekend…Rubbish! It was my birthday on Monday and I got loads of lovely cards and pressies. Thank you :)
Stage Fright is going incredibly well, even better than any of us could have hoped. Already we’ve received 5 Star reviews and many shows have been total sell outs. I’m loving every second, this is definitely my favourite show so far :)
My character Geraldine is so much fun to play. People assume I’m like her in real life, but honestly I’m nothing like her at all! Thank God! She is very manipulative yet also incredibly vulnerable…
Only 2 weeks left now. Oh I’m going to miss it!
Lots of Love
4th February 2010
I’ve been incredibly busy since my last blog! I’ve had so many lines to learn for my new play ‘Stage Fright’- it’s been really hard work. We had a preview night on Tuesday and then last night was the official opening night! I was really nervous, but everything went really well. I really love the play and its energetic, funny style. I also love my character Geraldine; she’s great fun to play!
It’s great to be part of a brand new play, bringing the characters to life. It’s a great honour to work along side Sion and Alex (my co-actors) and with our wonderful awarding winning director Emma Taylor.
With each performance ‘Stage Fright’ is getting better and better! I can’t believe it’s only on for another two and a half weeks, it’s going to fly by!
Tickets are selling out fast, so get yours now at www.canalcafetheatre.com
Lots of Love
7th January 2010
Hope that you had a great Christmas! I’m now back in London and have had a few snow troubles. My pipes have frozen…and now they have burst, so I have no water at home! It’s a bit of a nightmare, but really makes me appreciate that normally I’m lucky enough to have fresh running water, when so many people in the world don’t have such a luxury!
I’ve started work on learning my lines for Stage Fright. I have so much to learn as there are only 2 other cast members. I’m very much looking forward to working with Sion Tudor-Owen and Alex Barclay, along with our award winning director Emma Taylor. It’s going to be so much fun. I’m starting to feel really excited about the first day of rehearsals on Monday!
I’m pretty much settled into my new flat now and have unpacked lots of boxes. I have a builder coming next week to build me some wardrobes! Hurrah can’t wait! I’ve had a massive clear out, which feels SO good. I’ve given loads of clothes and things away to charity, and have also been ebaying lots!
I was on Radio 2 with Richard Madeley on Sunday which was great fun. He introduced me to the world of Twitter, it sure is addictive! I’ve been learning the ropes and I love it! Add me: @abigail_titmuss
Lots of love
8th December 2009
It was the last night for Macbeth on Friday. It was a great show and we really went out with a bang!
I’m back in London now; I’ve been away since August doing various theatre productions around England. It’s great to be back and settle down for a moment!
I’ve already started learning the lines for my next play, ‘Stage Fright’, which is at the Canal Café Theatre in London. Although it’s nice to have a little break, I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in with the new play. I met the cast on Monday, including Sion Tudor Owen and Alex Barclay who are both fantastic actors who I can’t wait to work with! The play itself promises to be exciting, funny and fast paced. I simply can’t wait!
Tomorrow, I’m on set filming at ‘The Real Hustle’. It should be great fun, but I have no idea what scam they are going to pull on me. Wish me luck! And then on Thursday I am moving house!
So I’m pretty busy even though I’m not performing at the moment. I must admit I’m really tired after working non stop. I do feel incredibly lucky though to have had work all year from January through to December. Without a doubt this has been the best year of my life! I’m now really looking forward to finishing it off with a fantastic Christmas with my Mum!
Lots of love
24th November 2009
I’m having a brilliant time playing Lady Macbeth in the Seagull Theatre in Lowestoft. It’s such a challenging role, but I am enjoying every second of it! We had our first glowing review the other day which made me feel so happy! Check it out at http://www.onesuffolk.co.uk/reviews/macbethseagull.htm
I love performing each night to a new audience; it’s so exciting and really keeps me on my toes! The response from audiences so far has been really positive, which has given me even more confidence with my performance.
The house that I’m living in is great; I’ve made it feel like home at last! I’m also really enjoying my Nutrichef meals (www.nutrichef.co.uk); they are so easy to prepare and save so much time after a long day.
Living by the coast is amazing! I’ve been walking and running along the beach every day which is so invigorating! The East coast is incredibly beautiful with amazing views…
Lots of love
16th November 2009
‘Up n Under’ is now over, and the build up has began for ‘Macbeth’ in Lowestoft. I’ve been working flat out, even through the weekends, and by the end of this week won’t have had a day off for 3 whole weeks! Tiring!
It sure is an incredible task to learn all of my lines for my role as Lady Macbeth, and we only have 1 week of rehearsals before the play starts! It’s an honour to play one of the biggest roles for a woman in all of Shakespeare’s plays, and I am putting every ounce of heart and soul into my performance. I love the way that Shakespeare plays are written; I love the lines and the words, it’s very beautiful!
There is a really big cast of around 20 people including a few lovely children. It is going to be an incredible show with witches, ghosts, amazing fight scenes, love, murder, blood and madness!!
It’s great to work alongside John Hales who has created a wonderful and very powerful Macbeth. The play is easy to understand and I really recommend it even to people who have never seen a Shakespeare play before. Come to the show and I promise, you will be scared, thrilled, excited and moved!
Lots of Love
6th November 2009
Up 'n' Under is still going brilliantly and has now moved on from Hull to the Wakefield Theatre Royal. It's a lovely theatre, and I'm really enjoying performing here. The building itself is quite old, although it is beautifully restored, and there are rumours that it is haunted! I must admit, some quite freaky things have happened whilst I've been here...the other day a water bottle toppled over in the middle of the stage and no body was anywhere near it! Spooky!
Last night was Bonfire Night and my management team from Money North come to see the play. It was great to see some familiar faces and they all really enjoyed it which was lovely. Up 'n' Under finishes its run this Saturday night. I'm sure Saturday will be a bit of a blur as we have a matinee performance that finishes at 6.30pm, then straight back on stage for 7.30pm for the final show! I sure am looking forward to a day of resting! But that won't be for a while yet as rehearsals for Macbeth start in Lowestoft (Norwich) pretty much straight away!
I was sent some beautiful designer clothes the other day by www.bohemiafashions.com . I love performing every night, but can't wait for a good night out to wear the new gear! During my time in Hull and Wakefield I have been staying in hotels, which has been pretty intense. In Lowestoft I will be staying in a house though so I'm really looking forward to that. I've also discovered the delights of Nutrichef (http://www.nutrichef.co.uk/) which is a company who deliver tasty, nutritionally balanced meals to your door step weekly to avoid the hassle of food shopping! Can't wait!
Lots of Love
12th October 2009
This is the first of a regular weekly blog keeping everyone up to date with what I’m up to! I’m currently in Hull, mid way through my current theatre production, Up 'n' Under.
The first 3 night's of Up 'n' Under have gone brilliantly, I am so pleased! The play was written by John Godber and is celebrating its 25th anniversary. My character is called Hazel, a fitness instructor in charge of getting 5 rugby playing men into shape. The play was rewritten around the actual cast, making it an absolute honour to perform, and lots of fun too. I am enjoying every second, even though on the first night I was totally terrified! The rest of the cast (all men!) joke around saying that I have 'nerves of steel'...I wish! Each night so far has gained a full house of almost 500 people, which is really exciting yet scary. Every audience has loved it so far, helping my nerves a little.
It is a great experience to perform at the new Hull Truck Theatre, which only opened this year and cost a massive £15 million to build. It has incredibly comfee seats! The whole experience is a thrill, from the moment I get dolled up in my MAC make-up :) to the second the curtains close. Looking forward to tonight, but best get back to practising my lines!! Tickets are selling out like hot cakes so get yours now at http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=HULLTRUCK&organ_val=24177
21st July 2008
It’s only a few days until the release of my second book. It’s quite different to the last one……
Looking back over my diaries I can’t help thinking how much my life has changed over the last five years. It’s crazy! I went from the A& E ward to the front cover of FHM all within the blink of an eye. At the time you just don’t take it in, you get on with it. When things move as fast as they have for me, it’s so easy to forget so much of what went on, how I felt at the time, the impact different things had on me. So this book has been such a great chance to revisit all these old memories. Sometimes it almost felt as if I was meeting the Abi of five years ago for the first time all over again.
I can’t say whether I’d make the same decisions all over again, I’d hope I wouldn’t make the same mistakes, but the one thing I’ll always be thankful for is that it’s given me a chance to follow the career I’d always dreamed about, becoming an actress. Even when I was a nurse I was spending every spare penny on acting lessons, and I still can’t forget how I felt after the first night of Two Way Mirror. I was so sure then that this is what I wanted to do with my life. And now I’ve just finished filming for a TV programme, I can’t tell you too much about it at the moment (I’m not allowed!) but I’m really excited. It’s been a totally different challenge to acting on stage, and there were times when I found I was really testing myself, however it was such a brilliant experience and I can’t wait to see the results on screen.
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