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Ockley Dramatic Society - Annie Walker

Annie Walker

My interest in drama began at an early age when I was still at school in South Wales, my debut performance being the Prodigal Son's father at the age of nine - it was an all girls' school! Other roles followed, including Ratty in 'Toad of Toad Hall' and Macbeth.

After becoming a teacher of English and Drama, I moved to East Sussex and joined the Bexhill Amateur Theatrical Society, appearing as Sheila Birling in 'An Inspector Calls', among other roles.

We moved to Surrey in 1991, and when my daughter Lauren was a year old, I decided my brief sabbatical from acting was over. I joined the St. Mark's Players in Reigate and was soon treading the boards as the notorious Ida in 'Dirty Work at the Crossroads', Helen in 'A Nightingale Sang', Maggie Hobson in 'Hoboson's Choice', and most favourite role of all time, Bev in 'Abigail's Party'. I am looking forward to appearing in The Harlequin in March 2003 playing Lottie Grady in 'When We Are Married' by J.B.Priestly.

In 1997 I joined the O.D.S. My first role was in 'The Walking Dead' and required being carried off by a very convincing zombie, much to the distress of my 6 year old daughter. Since then I have played the drunken wife in 'What's For Pudding?', Dick in 'Dick Whittington', the fraudster Caroline in 'Sweet Caroline Sweet', and the eccentric Lady Magnolia in 'Anyone For Drama?'.

I also recently joined the Ashtead Players for their production of 'Trivial Pursuits' in April 2002. My ambition is to either take part in an Aykbourn play or to tackle the role of Maggie in the cricket comedy 'Outside Edge'.

Last updated 24th February 2009.


Productions participated in

The Walking Dead May 1997 Joanna Pilbeam
Sweet Caroline Sweet Nov 1997 Caroline Sweet
What's for Pudding? May 1998 Mary
After September Nov 1998 Miss D'Vere
Dick Whittington Dec 1999 Dick Whittington
Anyone for Drama? Nov 2000 Lady Magnolia Smythe
Sand Castles Nov 2001 Mrs. Penfold
Sleeping Beauty Feb 2003 Carabosse
Abigail's party Jun 2005 Beverley / Publicity
Jack and the Beanstalk Jan 2006 Publicity / Front of House
Treasure Island Feb 2008 Ella
Sinbad the Sailor Feb 2009 The Great Nastase, an evil sorceress