Christine’s full professional theatre performing resume/CV is available by clicking HERE.
As a young person, Christine was involved in singing and performing, involved in theatre at school, and a regular theatre-goer, including Glasgow’s Citizen’s Theatre. Her theatre experience includes operetta with Glasgow University’s Cecilian Society in a production of Die Fledermaus.
In St Andrew’s, at University, she played in Spanish, a duende – a spirit, in a collaborative performance of Lorca’s Amor de Don Perlimplín con Belisa en su jardín The Love of Don Perlimplín and Belisa in the Garden.
In the 80s she was involved in a community theatre production with Edinburgh’s Theatre workshop, acting and singing, with Director Morna Burdon and MD Pete Livingston. An interest in outdoor theatre saw Christine volunteering on productions with Chrysalis Arts and Charivari.
Glasgow City of Culture in 1990 brought a great professional opportunity, working with a fantastic cast of musicians, actors and dancers with Director Gerry Mulgrew and MD Karen Wilmhurst, in the cast of Communicado’s Jock Tamson’s Bairns, singing alongside Rod Paterson, and with what became The Cauld Blast Orchestra.
Gaining a place on the prestigious ADVS course 1990, Christine studied Voice Studies at Central School of Speech and Drama in Swiss Cottage London, graduating in 1991, and working with the Voice department at Guildford School of Acting, under Susan Date until returning to Scotland in 1992.
In that same time she taught at a number of youth drama festivals in the UK and Europe, including the National Youth Drama Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and worked as freelance vocal coach for radio and festival organiser Clive Brill at Edinburgh Fringe.
Shortly after returning to Scotland, Theatre Workshop offered her a part as The Queen in TIE production The Sleeping Prince. Christine also taught a season of Voice workshops at QMC around that time.
In the later 90s she joined Rod Paterson, this time in the cast of Dundee Rep’s A Greater Tomorrow, with MD Jack Evans and Director Hamish Glen. In this production she was mostly singing in Spanish.
After a decade teaching at Scotland’s National School for Excellence in Traditional Music as Voice and Song tutor, and after recently completing a Masters in Ethnology, Christine now continues exploring voice and theatre, and recent CPD includes RCS short course The Theatre Voice with Ros Steen and will shortly include CPD with Kristin Linklater. Christine is keen to pursue further work in theatre/acting/performance.