“…I believe authenticity in theatre is so important…That is my number one…”

A good reason to listen to Judy Ditchfield’s interview is that she sparkles – with energy, enthusiasm, and wellbeing. She is infectious. She is in love with theatre and every play she has been blessed to played in.  Her observations of life in the theatre are sound, authentic, she is the real deal. She is a role model to aspiring actors having herself, risen through the ranks. She didn’t arrive fully qualified wanting the main roles.

She is from a family of actors. At the time of this interview there are nine in her extended family who are reliant on performance of whatever kind. He husband Paul Ditchfield at 80 is still performing.

Some twenty years ago she started a company Performance Role Play Training offering business simulation in the work environment for executives and workers to practice communication skills. If you have a company, get her in, if only to inspire and uplift your rusty execs.

She has sung danced and acted her way through a life in theatre. And if that sounds superficial and too good to be true, it is not. She has had her downers packed with fears and insecurities. It is what makes her real, a credible example to learn from and be inspired by.