I am an actor, playwright and voice over artist from Cornwall, England.
I am delighted that my first radio play Little Blue Lines was commissioned by the BBC last year and broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2021.
I had an incredible response to the play, and am so glad to have made a small contribution towards breaking the silence on miscarriage and mental health issues surrounding it. I have also adapted the story for the stage - Bloody Woman includes the questionable gags, political statements and rude words that you are not encouraged to say on the radio!
You can listen to Little Blue Lines on BBC iPlayer.
I am currently developing two new audio dramas and a stage play called Crash Test Dummy.
My home recording studio has kept me busy through lockdowns, including narrating The Copper Heart - book five of the Crow Investigations series by Sarah Painter, I always enjoy re-visiting these characters!
I come from Cornwall and abandoned the big sea for the big smoke at 17 to train at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, London. Twenty years later (and despite only achieving ‘commended’ on my Dip. Acting) I am delighted to still earn a living acting, recording voiceovers and writing drama, and am now based in the beautiful Bay Area of California.
My theatre credits range from an adolescent boy, to a Shakespeare heroine, to a Cornish maid; whilst on TV I have played a drunken witch in Casualty, been shot and killed in Holby and played a number of Mothers in Doc Martin.
I regularly record audiobooks, you can listen to excerpts of some of them on Audible. In 2015 the recording of The American Lover (a collection of short stories by Rose Tremain that I contributed to) was named one of the twenty best audiobooks of all time!
Aside from writing and acting I enjoy anything outdoorsy that gets my heart pumping, singing snd strumming along on the uke, and running around after my little boys, Gilly, Arty & Piran.
Now and again you can find me on Twitter @dottiedawson
Photo: Nicky Vincent
Photo: Nicky Vincent