NEW COMEDY SHOWCASE - Meet Florrie and Dotty by Janice Fryett
We've a special treat for you now as we showcase some new northern comedy. Written by Janice Fryett we have the pleasure in introducing you to Florrie and Dotty.
Listen here to 5 sitcom shorts and become embroiled in the world of these two northern 21st Century gossips.
Meet Florrie and Dotty
Florrie & Dotty are two ladies in their sixties who blend past and present with their unique sense of humour and way with words. They love a cuppa (and something stronger), a nice sweet fancy and will have a sideswipe at anything from the neighbours to social issues, sexuality and social media. They live in neat stone built terraces houses in a (northern) street near you.
Florrie & Dotty Episodes
Ep1.Tubby McTubFace – Florrie has a great bit of gossip about her at number 38, but Dotty trumps it with news of an octogenarian neighbour with a young Thai bride.
Ep2.Lockdown Lard – Dotty is scornful of Florrie’s attempts to lose the weight she gained during Lockdown 0.1, but will she beat her at her own game?
Ep3.Michaelmas Daisy – Florrie uses gin and sympathy to console Dotty after her traumatic encounter in the church grounds.
Ep4.Playing Hygge – Florrie and Dotty bump into one another at the supermarket and, through their face masks,discuss free school meals and Florrie’s new hygge lifestyle. A trip to the Foodbank gives them more than they bargained for.
Ep5.Round Robins – Florrie and Dotty sum up the year (2020) in a skit on Christmas newsletters and make their own plans for Christmas day (in Tier Two).
Janice Fryett - actor/writer
Janice spent many years as a teacher, mother, writer and singer and trained as an actor in her fifties at ICAT Manchester, graduating in July 2017, since when she has worked in most areas of the industry. Janice originated the role of Carol Atkins in the musical play The Jury at The Brindley Runcorn in 2018 and Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London in Feb 2020 (eight FOUR STAR reviews and nominated for an ‘Offy’). She has appeared in four TVcommercials, short films, radio plays, dance theatre narration and fringe theatre in Oldham Coliseum, Liverpool Everyman, Storyhouse Chester and pub theatre.
Lindsay Eavis - actor
Lindsay has been performing since she was 4 years old. As a child she trained as a dancer and at 16 won a place at ArtsEdin London. Despite several breaks due to family commitments, her career has taken her all over the country and into Europe. She has worked professionally in serious drama, comedy, pantomime, TIE and television. Aside from her acting work she pursued a career as a Trainer in the NHS and was involved in the local amateur scene as actor, director, teacher and choreographer.
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