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AboutAlison Goldie is an actor, improviser, director, writer, presenter and facilitator. She was a founder of The Weird Sisters theatre company in which she co-created and performed three award-winning shows which toured internationally from 1996-2002, and a core member of the acclaimed improvisation troupe, Spontaneous Combustion for many years. Her solo show, Lady in Bed, toured the UK.

Alison has acted on several TV shows, chiefly sketch shows and sit-coms, including Newman and Baddiel in Pieces and The Alexi Sayle Show. She was a television and radio presenter for the BBC (The Travel Show, The Chelsea Flower Show, Radio 4’s Loose Ends) ITV (Dream Ticket, Carlton Country), Channel 5 (Female Fantasies, The Female Orgasm) and a regular presenter on Postcards for The Travel Channel. She was a stand-up comic for several years in her 20’s.

Alison is a theatre director and maker of plays and musicals for companies such as Vienna’s English Theatre, Arcola Theatre, Trinity, Hoxton Drama Group, and Youth Music Theatre UK. She has taught drama, improvisation and comedy for 25 years, to adults and young people of all levels of ability. Her book, The Improv Book: Improvisation for Theatre, Comedy, Education and Life was published by Oberon in July 2015 and is now one of the best-selling books on the subject.
Reviews by Alison Goldie
Mortgage, Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing
Table by Tanya Ronder, Epic Tale of Family Trauma
The Winter's Tale, Impressive Interpretation of Shakespearean Classic
Gypsyfingers, Ethereal Sounds Caress the Ears
Significant Other, Factory Floor Dialogues Need Work
Gun, Comedy Cowboy Rides Into Town
The Castle, Barker's History Speaks Modern Truths
Rotterdam, When Your Lover Changes Sex
Girl vs Dating - One girl, ..., Pocket Sized Modern Love Quest
Handbagged by Moira Buffini, Female Powers Duel Over Tea
Home Chat, Brilliant Comedy of Sexual Mores
The Spring Tide, The Folly of Repressed Love
Immaculate by Oliver Lansley, Big Laughs Herald New Arrival
LONDON - Let's Get Visceral, A buffet of gutsy theatre
The Best of The Love Bites ..., The Enduring Fascination of Love
The weir, The Charm of the Irish
Connecting Conversation wit..., The Power of Great Speech
Cinderella, Community Spirit in Delightful Form
Siamese Twins, Co-dependent bonding makes for Chaos
The Mercy Seat, Modern Tragedies, Large and Small