I am a Liverpool-based, Australian-born theatre maker, classical actress, singer-songwriter and performance poet – who has trained and worked in the UK, USA, Russia and Australia.
Right now, in self-isolation due to the Coronavirus pandemic, I am learning to tap dance in an effort to raise funds for my local Children’s Hospital Charity (Alder Hey).
Alder Hey celebrated its 100th year in 2014. They were the first to:
- Test penicillin, saving a child from pneumonia in 1944
- Establish a neonatal unit in the UK
- Be accredited by the World Health Organisation for public health promotion
- Cure the UK’s most commonly encountered congenital heart defect
The Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises funds to improve the lives of the 275,000 children and their families cared for at Alder Hey each year. Please help, if you can, to support their on-going work in this time of crisis.
You will find all the videos I post every day, shamelessly demonstrating my lack of singing and tap-dancing skills for your amusement.
Arriving in the UK in the late 1960s Flloyd participated in the British folk revival, performed street theatre, cabaret and fringe theatre. She was founder/coordinator of Performance Exchange and artistic director of Golden Age Theatre, touring world classic and contemporary texts throughout Scotland.
Flloyd directs and performs locally and internationally. Her solo performance, “Yes! Because…” with Thunder’s Mouth Theatre, premiered in Brisbane at the New Globe Theatre, in September 2015, was subsequently performed at the International Centre for Voice (RCSSD) in London in December 2015, at the Clifftown Theatre, Southend-on-Sea in March and at the Lantern Theatre, Liverpool in April 2016 as part of the Threshold Festival. It played in New York, as part of United Solo Performance Festival 2016, at Bread and Roses Theatre, Clapham, London UK in April 2017, Westruther and Edinburgh in September 2019 and the cornerHOUSE Theatre, Surbiton, Surrey in November 2019.
Recent performances include Karel in “Essence of Life”, War Baby and Judy for “Memory Lane”, Dame Amanda Buckley and Millie Jones in “Write Up Your Street” with Liverpool writers collective, Make it Write, and The Busker in “The Bottom Line” at the cornerHOUSE in London. Since moving to Liverpool in 2017, she has performed in short films and regularly volunteers as a reader for local writers groups.