Lucy’s speaking up to get bigger voice roles
‘I’ve been standing by a microphone having an argument with myself’
There’s a Rutherglen actress you might be hearing more of - even if you are not seeing her.
Lucy Goldie, of Stonelaw Road, has taken several voice acting parts recently.
She has also seen two of her plays up for an award in a competition run by the Tron Theatre.
However it is several roles in voice acting that have given the former Stonelaw pupil her biggest challenge.
She read the story of The Dragon At The Bottom Of Our Garden for BBC Schools Radio last year, and also voiced a re-imaging of MacBeth for BBC Education, called The Hex Factor.
That saw her play the parts of all three of the witches
She said: “Voice acting is great because you have such freedom and you can play a lot of characters, without having to worry about what your face is doing.
“While you’re recording, you can freestyle a bit, so it can be quite collaborative with the director and the writer.
“I found it nerve-wracking at first, and it can be a bit mad when you’re voicing a few characters - there’s times I’ve been standing at the microphone having an argument with myself.
“But you can take what you learned from stage and adapt to that, although there were a few things I had to learn first - early on there was a time when I was standing too close to the microphone, started shouting and nearly deafened the producer.”
Getting to tackle a Shakespeare tale, albeit one that is a very different take on the Scottish play, was also something that the actress has been thrilled by.
She added: “I grew to love Shakespeare later in life but it can be quite dense to just read on the page when you’re young, so this is a fun way of telling MacBeth, with the three witches being in a pop culture setting.
“I was all three witches so that was quite interesting as they have all got different personalties so I was doing these different poses with my body in the recording studio to get into their character.”
Lucy’s career is going well on the stage, too.
Earlier this week she was back at the Tron Theatre, where she has performed before, to take part in the Progressive Playwright award.
Six plays were being shown from the theatre’s autumn 2016 season, with a £2000 bursary being awarded to the winning entry.
Lucy is appearing in two plays, The Bridge Street Flats by Mhairi Quinn, and Things Change by Catriona Duggan.
Lucy added: “Lisa Nicoll that runs Progressive Playwright is really creative and has got a buzz around the theatre, so it’s such a creative hub.
“The Bridge Street Flats is quite a surreal piece with comedy but darker undertones too, about a man who’s been evicted.
“Things Change has these kids who have been asked to be there for a top up class and my character’s the school swot - some people might have seen me that way at Stonelaw.
“She’s with another character who is rebelling and wanting to destroy everything, and there’s some surreal things in that one.”
Stage star Lucy appearing in the play The Pitchfork Disney
Acting up Lucy Goldie