50 over 50 interviewees – Fay Presto – Magician

Tell us more about yourself. What do you do and how long you’ve been working in this industry? I’m known as a close up magician who performs in restaurants and private parties. I’ve also performed on large stages and theatres of up to 2000 people, toured in the UK and the US with a large…

50 over 50 interviewees – Lynn Campbell – Aerialist

Tell us more about yourself. What do you do and how long you’ve been working in this industry? I first tried going on a trapeze when I was 39. I queued with a line of children at a festival, had a go and fell in love with it. I’d danced for a long time and…

50 over 50 interviewees – Dillie Keane – Cabaret Artiste

Tell us more about yourself. What do you do and how long you’ve been working in this industry? It says ‘entertainer’ on my passport – so that’ll do. More specifically, I am a cabaret artiste, a songwriter, and an actress. I’m about to launch a blog aimed at saving money and the planet. Nothing too…

50 over 50 interviewees – Kath Burlinson – Theatre-maker

Tell us more about yourself. What do you do and how long you’ve been working in this industry? I am a theatre-maker – a director, performer, writer, workshop leader and mentor. I started out in a feminist cabaret after graduating from the University of Hull, Drama Department, in 1982. Alison Goldie, two other friends and…

50 over 50 interviewees – Éva Forrai – Dancer

Tell us more about yourself. What do you do and how long you’ve been working in this industry? I am a dancer and I’ve been dancing (including training) for almost 50 years. However, for most of this time, I was dancing semi-professionally, part-time. I often made money from dancing, performing and teaching, though I always…

50 over 50 interviewees – Peta Lily – Performer, Writer & Director

Tell us more about yourself. What do you do and how long you’ve been working in this industry? I’m a performer, theatre maker, writer, director, creative mentor, script doctor and workshop leader. I’ve been working in the industry for the last 38 years. I was one of those at the cutting edge of the new…