Lucy’s speak­ing up to get big­ger voice roles

‘I’ve been stand­ing by a mi­cro­phone hav­ing an ar­gu­ment with my­self’

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

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

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