COLIN SKIPP  (Director)

Colin trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He then spent five years acting in repertory companies including Manchester, Sheffield and Birmingham. Whilst in Birmingham, he was asked to join the BBC TV series, United. He also appeared in TV’s, The Newcomers, Rainbow City and All in Good Faith. For the TV programme, Classic Plays, Colin played Cliff in Look Back in Anger and Geoff in A Taste of Honey. He also appeared in many radio plays. One of these, A Tale of Two Men, was heard by the producer of The Archers, and he was invited to audition for the part of Tony Archer. He has been playing Tony ever since. Colin also directs stage plays, including The Rats for Bill Kenwright, Meet Aunt Mildred for Tom Edwards and repertory seasons in Blackpool, Guernsey and Manchester.



LISA DAVIES (Producer)

Lisa trained at the Northern School of Music. She then acted with repertory companies in Crewe, Guernsey, Ireland and Perth. She played in Alice Through The Looking Glass for Triumph Productions and Sheila in Suddenly at Home for Bill Kenwright. Recently, she created the role of Nancy in the premiere of Tilting Ground by Guy Hibbert. She also writes children’s stories and has read several of them on BBC radio. Her productions for the Centenary Players include Barefoot in the Park, Wait Until Dark and Same Time, Next Year.



Skipp Productions was launched in early 2005 to utilise the joint creative talents of Nova Skipp, Colin Skipp and Lisa Davies. It was the first time that they had worked together for more than 15 years.

Nova was appearing regularly in cabaret in the West End, and often included impressions in her act – her most requested one being Julie Andrews. It seemed that now would be a good time to write a play based on Julie’s life, especially with the 40th Anniversary of  The Sound of Music coming up.

After several months of research and rehearsal, The Sound of Julie was first performed at the Elgiva Theatre, Chesham, on 26th June 2005.


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