I have been working as an actress in theatre and short film , specialising mostly in children’s theatre. I have worked with Scottish Theatre Companies including "Theatre Broad" and "Arkeen productions" as well as work abroad. I am based in Inverness in Scotland.
Most recently I produced my own one woman 40's and 60's Sing-a-long show performing at the venue "A' the Airts" in Sanquhar which was a great success. I currently perform a 40's Nostalgia show touring care homes and look forward to planning a tour of sing-a-long productions and also developing a new 50's show!
I teach drama, singing and acting and circus skills to various groups of people with different ages and abilities in Scotland. I have also been working in the entertainment industry for many years as a children's entertainer and Karaoke host.
The Home of a new entertainment company in Inverness.
Looking for the perfect party for your child, keeping your children entertained during the wedding ceremony or a workshop for your school or club? You have come to the right place.
As a children's entertainer I offer a range of children's birthday parties in Inverness and the surrounding areas. Packages available for all ages!
Interactive circus skills and other performing arts workshops are perfect for schools and clubs to improve several important skills through creativity.
Continuing developing my nostalgia shows to help bring joy and memories to my mature clients whilst encouraging participation, singing and dancing.
Looking ahead into 2020
Back to seeing my private students again, teaching for Dionne Monteiro's school of dance's musical theatre class, Eden Courts Creative explorers. Happy to also returning to continue the Cradlehall choir and of course special birthday parties!
Festive period 2019
A very special year! My 10th year performing in the New Lanark Panto with Arkeen Theatre Company! Was a great success being Mammy and Granny in the pantomime "Wee Red Fae the Woods", Timber in the pre-school performance "Wee red and her forest friends" and primary school workshops on Scottish Folklore. Managed to squeeze in a few Christmas sing-a-longs with the old favourites.
September to October 2019
Halloween fun with special FX workshops, a special spooky sing song and fun with puppets!
Back at the Hilton Free Spirits club for a good sing song.
Entertained at the Fort William Shinty cup final, circus skills workshops with the brownies and the scouts and Balloon modelling for the Loch Ness Marathon.
Highland hospices Ness Factor - My contestants performed brilliantly on the big Ness Factor charity evening. Very proud vocal coach. Until next year!
Another great Belladrum with Balloon modelling, Clowning around with circus skills, puppet making and party time!
Day 1 Thursday
1pm - 2pm Balloon Modelling - VIP Kids Tent
4pm - 5.15pm Circus skills - Venus Flytrap
6.30pm - 7.30pm Puppet making - Tweedledee
Day 2 Friday
11.30am - 12.30pm Clowning around - VIP Kids Tent
6pm - 7pm Clowning Around - Tir Nan Nog Pagoda
Day 3 Saturday
11.30am - 12.30pm Party time! - VIP Kids Tent
July - August 2019
Looking for a summer show for the young at heart? Now "the sun has got his hat on" touring with my "Seaside Special" interactive show.
Face painting at the Cromarty Regatta.
April to July 2019
Pleasure to be involved in The Gathering Festival, Thurso fun day, Beauly Gala, Belladrum under canvas at Eden Court and Muir of Ord Gala.
Ness Factor 2019 contestants announced and vocal coaching begun.
January - April 2019
Launched new interactive show - "Songs of childhood" and was lucky enough to travel to some new care homes over in Banff as well as my usual local homes.
Had great fun delivering circus skill birthday parties and making special balloons.
Back to Inverness College UHI to continue teaching Voice on the HNC Acting and performance course as well as directing their production of "A Midsummer night's dream".
As well as assisting at Eden Court with the Integrated group on preparations for their production i have been enjoying working with other groups as well. I have been teaching Hullaballoo and having great fun this term getting to know the young people covering hats and puppetry this term. Look forward to returning after the Easter break.
Festive Season 2018
I am excited to be performing in pantomime as Belle's mum in "Beauty and the Beastie" at the New Lanark Heritage site as part of the Christmas experience for my 9th year! I will also be performing in the pre-school performance as The Beastie in "Beauty and the grumpy beastie" and leading school workshops "Haud yir wheest".
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I will be squeezing in some Christmas sing-a-long shows and parties as well!
Ness Factor - 3rd year as Vocal coach for 3 amazing contestants at this event in aid of the highland hospice.
Halloween Special FX makeup with Hilton Youth Club for Highlife Highland.
Simpson's Garden Centre Christmas shop opening - returned for my 2nd year entertaining the children with puppets, games, balloons and lots of fun!
Proudness - Balloon and face painting fun at the Highlands first pride event!
Loch Ness Marathon - Balloon fun with my special Nessie balloons!
Toured with LUDUS - Playful love. 4 women, 2 plays fusing love, loss, lust and life! A double-bill of plays by Clifford Bax, Touring Scotland and Cumbria.
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Kilmardinny Arts Centre, Bearsden - 7/9/18.
East Kilbride Arts Centre - 9/9/18The Studio, Edinburgh - 14/9/18MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling - 15/9/18Theatre Royal, Dumfries - 19/9/18University of Highlands and Islands, Inverness 21/9/18The Little Theatre, Nairn - 22/9/18Webster Theatre, Glasgow - 26/9/18The Heron Theatre, Cumbria - 28/9/18The Fullarton, Castle Douglas - 29/9/18
Questions about the production? Please contactCarol MetcalfArtistic DirectorTheatre BroadT: 01360 440480M: 0754 78 01 724
2nd to 4th August 2018
Fantastic time entertaining at my 4th Belladrum Festival. Great family fun with circus skills, puppet making and party games in Tweedledee and the Club Clan VIP children's tent.
Sunday 8th July 2018
Great fun being back Clowning around at the MFR Cash For Kidsfest at the Black Isle Showfield!
June and July 2018
Lots of Birthday party fun, puppetry workshops for highlife highland's summer activities and circus skills workshops for Action for Children and Milnafua community!
Visited many care homes with my Seaside special show.
Rehearsals started for a September tour of LUDUS - Prelude and fugue. Excited to be acting and working with Theatre Broad in Stirling again.
Great day at the Bogbain family fun day with puppets and storytelling, balloon modelling, games and family entertainment and topped off with circus skills.
2018 so far
Year started with a bang returning to the Hogmanay Hoolie in Alness.
Plenty of fun and games including a lovely morning with Charleston baby and toddler group, time on Skye for LMPA, shows in some of my favourite care homes and a theatre tour in the Hebrides.
It's Panto time! Rehearsals have started for "The magic shoes" pantomime, "Search for a story" pre-school show and Hans Christian Anderson workshops at New Lanark Heritage site. So pleased to be back for my 8th year!
Returned to the Loch Ness Marathon on Sun 24th September 2017 for the 3rd year running. Thank you to everyone who bought a Nessie modelling balloon or other special balloon. It was a great event!
Ness Factor 2017 - Was a huge success. I was so proud of my contestants hard work, commitment and enthusiasm. Above all i was impressed by the amazing amount of money raised for the Highland Hospice.
I've been so lucky to be performing several of my nostalgia shows in care homes across the highlands.
More Gala's, Birthday parties and fun days!
Ness factor 2017 - Excited to be a voice coach again this year for the Ness Factor in aid of Highland Hospice! Lesson's have begun.
Touring care homes with my "Seaside Special" show!
Belladrum festival 2017 - Great to be back again for the 3rd year in a row! I was in the Tweedledee tent and Dell Children's Yurt this year. Programme description read - Trapeze Entertainment's Katy-Louise has travelled all the way from Inverness to offer lots of fun packed workshops for children. Join in and win prizes with dancing and games at "Party Time". Get crazily crafty at "Balloon Modelling" and "Puppet Making". Or enjoy energetic "Clowning Around" with circus skills.
Circus skills workshops for Highlife highland.
Fun days in Tongue and Lochaline.
Crazy Circus Summer week was a great success. The young people had a great time doing different activities every day and performing at the end of the week.
Cradelhall care home - 1940's nostalgia show! Cradelhowlers going from strength to strength with special themes covering favourite songs from the Beatles, Easter themes and singing springtime!
I teach singing at Dionne's Musical theatre class in Nairn. I offered Trapeze Entertainments services and we had a great circus skills workshop to raise funds for their upcoming show!
Appeared at the 2017 Girvan folk festival! Over the weekend I had fun clowning around with my circus skills workshop and entertaining the children with Puppets, balloon modelling, magic and competitions with prizes. http://www.girvanfolkfestival.co.uk/programme.php
Had a great time helping to support and direct the young people at Inverness High School performing in this year's Rock Challenge at Eden Court Theatre.
Look out 2017! So far...
I have started a singing group at Cradlehall care home...."The Cradlehowlers". We have started singing our hearts out to themed classes for Robert Burns day, Valentines day and the new year.
Fusions for highlife highland.
Started filling the dates for upcoming festivals, fundraisers and special events! Watch this space.
I had an amazing time entertaining the kids at the Alness Hogmanay Hoolie!
I have just finished performing in Pantomime for the 7th year in a row at the New Lanark heritage site. I thoroughly enjoyed playing the character Edna Scrooged in "A New Lanark Christmas Carol". I also performed in other interactive schools and nurseries performances "a Christmas Carol Workshop" and "Santa's little helpers".
Managed to squeeze in a few Sing-a-long shows and Christmas Parties as well. I had a wonderful time entertaining the children at a very special Christmas party with the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Milnafua Community hall where she recorded her Christmas message. https://youtu.be/NbLt_si6UAg
Panto rehearsals, Competition winner's birthday party and a special 60's singalong show for Cradelhall Care Home.
The Ness Factor - was very exciting to be involved with such a successful event which raised lots of money for the highland hospice. My contestants worked very hard and put on a fantastic show on the night.
Crammed in lots of Circus skills workshops with schools including TFX performing arts academy and Daviot Primary School.
Returned for the 2nd year to the Loch Ness marathon with my very special Nessie modelling balloons!
Entertained the cyclists at the Euan Macrae Memorial bike ride in Tain.
It was a happy day on MFR's cash for kids "Happy Street" in Alness. Had loads of fun with circus skills, balloons and puppets.
Face painted for a very special SiMba butterfly release at the botanic gardens.
Children's entertainment and circus skills at the Dalneigh gala day.
The Circus skills workshop and my puppets were a hit for the Friends of Autism group in Balloch.
Using specially selected songs from the 40's, 50's and 60's I performed for a lovely couples 80th birthday party.
Circus skills and special FX makeup in Ardersier and Muir of Ord youth clubs.
Great start to the month with a return visit to Belladrum, this time in the Tweedledee tent. Great weekend doing "children's party time" and "clowning around" workshops as well as the parade.
During the summer holidays I had a drama-tastic week, circus skills workshops at fusions and transitions, Face painting and balloons Croy Community Market and entertained at birthday parties as well as a wedding celebration in Aviemore.
April to June 2016
Toured with Eden Court Creative around high schools this time with creativity roadshow. I devised and delivered interactive workshops around primary and nursery schools on the Gruffalo with puppets, drama and the snail and the whale and titanic play in a day. I also delivered workshops at the Connections festival.
Attended the Interchange weekend at Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock.
Co-created an interactive workshop called "the mind boggles" with Eden Court Creative and toured primary schools.
Circus skills workshops for young adults on a careers week ran by Aspire North.
January - February 2016
Return visit to the lovely ladies at the "free Spirits" with a 60's performance this time. Great afternoon full of singing, dancing and laughing.
Directed a performance for Burns night.
November and December 2015
Performed in the Pantomime "Sister Ella's Slippers" at the New Lanark heritage site theatre every weekend as part of the Christmas experience. This will be my 6th year performing in this venue.
Birthday party fun, workshops and rehearsals begin for Panto!
Filling the end of the year with lots of exciting performances.
I returned to the theatre "A' the Airts" in Dumfries with a brand new show! A lovely afternoon.
Had a great day making Nessie Balloons for the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and hope it will be a yearly event for my diary.
Busy fun day in Aviemore doing circus skills.
Lots of lovely birthday party's at weekends!
Another busy month....Had a SUPER time performing at Belladrum this year in the Hielan Coo kids tent!
Enjoyed fun days doing face painting and balloon modelling where the weather stayed surprisingly good!
Performed a 1940's nostalgia sing-a-long show for the Free Spirits group who stayed in high spirits throughout and had a wonderful time.
A busy month of circus skills workshops for transitions and fusions.
Upcoming event - Harry Gows fun day in aid of the hospice on sat 20th June. A busy month for events!
Recycled circus at Hilton Community Centre where the young people created their own juggling balls and learned how to juggle as well as a few other circus tricks!
Circus skills for the youth clubs and Young carers day.
Circus skills workshop for Highland deaf children's society.
A lovely afternoon in Muir of Ord performing my interactive nostalgic 40's show for the care home.
Shared a room with Kai's disco at the Dingwall fusion. The music and circus skills went well together.
April 2015Worked with "Mess around" on Circus Spectacular events in Inverness and Dingwall. Discovered how much messy play and circus skills are similar. The tiny tots enjoyed watching the skills as well as touching the juggling scarves and ribbons. The older children said their favourite was plate spinning.
Delivered workshops as part of the connections festival at Eden Court and received excellent feedback.
Inverness High School performed in Rock Challenge and received some excellent awards for their hard work. I have been involved as a drama tutor on this project and I was so proud of their achievement.
Easter fun day - Entertaining the children with Circus skills and puppetry. My new stilts were a brilliant hit. More circus workshops with Tongue Primary School - this is the furthest North I have travelled so far!
Circus skills workshops in Crown Primary School for primary 2 - 4 as part of their circus topic.
Circus skills workshops for fusions.Christmas 2014
I performed in the new Lanark pantomime as part of the Christmas experience.
Youth Highland event at the Ironworks.
Gruesome special effects workshops at the youth clubs.
Some more great nights at the spectrum centre for Inverness Fusion nights.
July 2014A busy month for circus skills workshops at the Spectrum Centre for fusion nights and for Transitions at the high schools for Highlife Highland.
Trapeze Entertainment will be provided the make up for one of the dancers in the competition. The theme for the dance was movies and the character was the mask. I discovered how many different shades of green develop the mask.
March and April 2014
Fusion events with high life highland. Circus skills and face painting with special effects workshops. New skills on offer for teenagers with some gruesome and realistic results.
Family fun morning over February weekend an the Gaelic School, Inverness. Fun circus skills and games for adults and children!
Circus skill workshops at the Gaelic School, Inverness. The children learned new skills and had a great time.
Halloween Murder Mystery at the Ramada Encore. The cast and the staff worked hard all night to provide a great night.
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