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Ockley Dramatic Society - Natasha Figg

I was 11 years old when I joined ODS in 1998 and first appeared as a dancer in the pantomime 'Dick Whittington'. This got my taste for acting started and I wanted to carry on. So when the next production was being cast, I auditioned and got the part of one of the main characters.

I first started performing at a young age. I've always liked being the centre of attention. When I was at Scott-Broadwood School in Ockley I was the rose queen in a summer festival. I then moved to the Weald School in Beare Green, where I took part in many school productions. The two I remember are Ocean Commotion (a musical) and Alice in Wonderland, in which I played the Queen of Hearts. I then moved to the Ashcombe School in Dorking, where I began to take acting more seriously.

After hoping to take part in many school productions, but unable to do so because I was out of the country at a critical time, I eventually landed the part of a football hooligan great!

During my time at ODS I have been in 'Dick Whittington' as a dancer and village girl. I was then in 'In a street' as an old lady. Unfortunately there was no part for someone of my age in the next play, 'Sand Castles', but I was asked to help backstage and had great fun spraying the actors with water when they were supposed to have been in for a swim. Then in February 2003 I appeared as the good fairy Azuriel in 'Sleeping Beauty', which was fun. So, thanks to ODS, my father and I are looking at permanent drama schools, so I can maybe take it up as profession. But don't worry, even if I become a famous actress, I won't forget ODS!!!

That was at March 2003. Now Natasha has sent me the next installment.... Webmaster.

Recently I have helped by producing 'Say it with Flowers' and backstage with 'Much ado about Women'. I enjoyed this very much as it is not just acting that I enjoy but the other side of the stage as well can be rewarding. Presently I am in the chorus of 'Calamity Jane' at The Ashcombe School. I enjoy getting invoved with school productions because you can gain so much from it and the fun that you have as well with the others involved (including the teachers!!!). I have auditioned for the Ockley Pantomine and look forward to hopefully having a part in that! (Please Martin!) Unfortunatly I didn't make drama school, so I am now concentrating on my GCSE's and getting good grades in those, so I can go into college and maybe do a drama A - Level! Thank you to everyone who has supported Ockley Dramatics Society and myself in other productions!

Last updated 26th October, 2003.

Productions participated in

Dick Whittington Dec 1999 Chorus
In a Street Nov 2000 Anna
Sand Castles Nov 2001 Props
Sleeping Beauty Feb 2003 Azuriel
Say it with Flowers
Much ado about Woman
Jul 2003 Producer & Stage Manager
Murder by the Book Feb 2003 Publicity