Introducing Paul Riddy who plays the character of Little Joan.
Paul is a newbie to BATS, but he has been treading the boards for more years than he cares to remember, having first performed with VAMPS of St Neots and St Neots Players in the early 70’s. For years he has been supported by his wife, Linda, someone who vowed she would never set foot on stage herself. Nowadays he spends more time watching her perform than he does performing himself. His daughter, Jess is his pride and joy. She is with Riverside Theatre Company and most definitely gets her singing ability from her Mum and not him! Paul has played a wide variety of roles in plays, musicals and pantomimes. His favourite role to date has to be that of Owen Newitt in the St Neots Players production of ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ a role for which he received a ‘best supporting actor’ award. However, the most pleasurable things about this particular role, were firstly that both Linda and Jess were on stage with him and secondly that he played opposite Kay Young as ‘The Vicar’, an experience he will never forget!
It was of course that stage partnership that led him to BATS and Paul would like to thank everyone for the warm welcome they have given him. He can’t wait to step on stage as ‘Little Joan’.