Francesca Goodridge

  • Actor
    Female / Swansea
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    21 - 31
    Height
    5' 6" (1m 70cm)
    Weight
    9st. 8lb (61kg)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Slim
  • Files

    • video file (mp4)
  • Agent

    Agent
    Mark Jermin Management

    Links

    Spotlight Member
    yes
    Equity
    yes

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2018Goodridge has an incredible voice which is showcased in her solo performance of the touching ‘Turn again Whittington’
Amanda Griffiths
asiw.co.uk
2018Maleficent, played to perfection by Francesca Goodridge, was a favourite with the kids who were delightfully terrified of her.
Becky Hotchin
westerntelegraph.co.uk
2014her portrayal is strong and shows a performer to watch.
John Roberts
thepublicreviews.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018 - 2019Alice Fitzwarren / understudy
Theatre
Dick Whittington Rock n Roll Panto
Zoë Waterman
Clwyd Theatr Cymru
Theatr Clwyd
2018 - 2019Gemma
Theatre (Tour)
Bethan Morgan
Bethan Morgan
Mercury Theatre Company
2018Peach
Film (Student)
Super Glued Up
Robert G Greiner
University of South Wales
2018Actress/ Court Lady
Theatre
Sleeping Beauty
Sit Peter Wright
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Wales Millennium Centre, Donald Gordon Theatre
2018Director/Choreographer
Musical
BARK! The Musical
Francesca Goodridge
Swansong Productions
C Venues, Edinburgh Fringe
2017 - 2018Director/Choreographer
Musical
Adam, Eve and Steve
Francesca Goodridge
Flying Music
The Kings Head Theatre, London
2018Scarlett
Film (Short)
Threadbare
Jose Rodriguez
University of South Wales
2017 - 2018Ice Queen
Theatre
Arctic Cirque
Stuart Marshall
Scarlett Entertainment
Muscat Festival, Oman
2017 - 2018Bow Bells
Musical
Dick Whittington
Peter Doran
The Torch Theatre Company
Torch Theatre
2017Nurse Flinn / Sandra
Theatre
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Peter Doran
The Torch Theatre Company
Torch Theatre
2016 - 2017Alex
Theatre (Tour)
Gladiator
Lawrence Allen
Chainworks Productions
2016 - 2017Maleficent
Theatre
Sleeping Beauty
Peter Doran
The Torch Theatre Company
Torch Theatre
2016Sylvia
Theatre (Tour)
Life Cycle of The Bay
Adrian Metcalfe
The Lighthouse Theatre
2016Charlotte
Theatre
Charotte's Web
Dean Verbeck
The Performance Factory
Oystermouth Castle
2016Muli Role
Rehearsed Reading
Script Slapm
Chelsea Gilliard
Pontardawe Arts
Pontardawe Arts
2015Angela
Theatre
Blue Remembered Hills
Rhian Holdsworth
The Performance Factory
Dylan Thomas Theatre
2014Mary Featherstone
Theatre
How The Other Half Loves
Peter Doran
The Torch Theatre Company
Torch Theatre
2014Director
Theatre
Shout! The Mod Musical
Francesca Goodridge
Boheme Productions
Senheiser Studio
2014Madame Armfeldt
Theatre
A Little Night Music
Suzy Catliff
LIPA
Paul McCartney Auditorium
2013Emilia/ Abbess
Theatre
The Comedy of Errors
Max Rubin
LIPA
Senheiser Studio
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    20143 yr. ActingLiverpool Institute for Performing Arts

    Additional Skills

    Music (grade 8 singing), Musical Theatre, Comedy, Classical, Shakespeare, Painting, Fine art.

    Additional Information

    Directing reviews

    “Francesca Goodridge’s attractively designed and played production Adam Eve and Steve[…]” The Stage

    “Director and choreographer Francesca Goodridge has made excellent use of the small stage to generate a lot of plausible movement sequences and balletic moments.’ livetheatreuk

    “Director, Francesca Goodridge, has successfully brought together a talented team to create a show that is excellently cast, musically sound and very well performed.” Broadway Baby

    “[…]a heart-warming and entertaining show that is brilliantly brought to life by director and choreographer Francesca Goodridge.” outinsouthLondon.com

    “Packed with colour, passion, fun, laughter, sadness and above superbly performed, beautifully sung and magnificently choreographed music, this show crackles with so much fizz, vitality and energy it should really come with a health warning.” - purpolerevolver.com

    “To see the fantastic direction of Francesca Goodridge…it makes me feel certain that good theatre will always be on Liverpool’s doorstep” - theguideliverpool.com

    “If this sparkling, empowering, female lead production is anything to go by, the future stars coming from LIPA could provide an incredible mark on the musical theatre world. It really is a must see.” - Northwestend.co.uk

    “From top to bottom, there is one word for this show – slick.” - thereviewshub.com

    “To pull such different styles of acting prowess together and bring the story in to the audience with such panache and humour is to be congratulated heartily and throughout the performance of both band and actors on stage were not just on fire, they positively glowed and screamed for adulation.” - liverpoolsoundandvision.co.uk

    “The direction from Francesca Goodridge is tight and assured and allows her cast enough freedom to roam slightly off the book and add in their own little moments” - reviewshub.com

    About me

    Email: **contact removed**

    Francesca Goodridge trained at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) achieving a BA Hons in Acting, where she was also awarded the 'Acting Prize'. Whilst training Francesca also worked at the RSC for a Richard II workshop.

    Francesca now works as an actress, singer (grade 8), choreographer and director.

    Recently played Ensemble in Birmingham Royal Ballets production of Sleeping Beauty. Prior to that, Francesca played Nurse Flinn/Sandra in Torch Theatre's 40th Anniversary production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" directed by award winning director, Peter Doran. Prior to this, she has worked as an actress on touring productions and regional theatres in both the UK and internationally.

    She recently directed the new musical Adam, Eve and Steve at Edinburgh Fringe, where it received 5* reviews and a successful transfer to The Kings Head theatre in London. Francesca is no stranger to the Edinburgh Fringe festival, her first show SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL, hit Edinburgh Fringe Festival for two consecutive years, recieving 5* reviews and sell out shows before transferring to The Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool.

    Francesca worked as a Trainee Director at the award winning pub theatre The Other Room in Cardiff for a year, working as assistant and associate director to both in house and touring productions.

    Assistant Director credits at TOR include; St Nicholas (Titas Halder), Constellation Street (Chelsea Gillard/Dan Jones).

    Associate Director credits included; Sinners Club (Gagglebabble/theatr Clwyd)

    Other Assistant Director credits include; The Importance of Being Earnest (Richard Fitch/Theatr Clwyd), Love Steals Us From Loneliness (Kim Pearce/Camdens People’s Theatre, Charlotte’s Webb (Oystermouth Castle).

    She was the of Artistic Director ofTicket to Write in Liverpool; a festival dedicated to creating new plays inspired by The Beatles. During this she read submitted plays from aspiring playwrights and directed the chosen winners production at the Unity Theatre in Liverpool. Her other work in Liverpool includes new musical, Secrets at the Epstein Theatre.

    A handful of performance reviews;

    "The panto looks delectable […] I particularly liked Bow Belles, played with wit and warmth by Francesca Goodridge.” - Western Telegraph

    "There are so many details to savour: One being Francesca Goodridge’s metamorphosis from Nurse Flynn into good time girl Sandra.” - Theatre in Wales.

    "Goodridge has an incredible voice which is showcased in her solo performance of the touching ‘Turn again Whittington’.” - Arts Scene Wales

    "Maleficent (Francesca Goodridge) is spectacular in her portrayal of the cold, calculating fairy...she tells her story, through an original song, proving a powerful voice as well as stage presence.” - Arts Scene in Wales

    “But it’s Francesca Goodridge (making an outstanding professional debut) a who steals the show…Goodridge and Warrington are absolutely fantastic. Their interplay is always a real delight and their entrance takes the show to another level.” Wales Online (Torch Theatre)

    “Francesca Goodridge as Madame Armfeldt may be confined to a wheelchair in performance, but her portrayal is strong and shows a performer to watch.” -Reviews Hub (Madame Armfeldt, A Little Night Music)

    “There were two particularly stand-out pieces; the first featured Francesca Goodridge and Sam Harding as a young couple, hopelessly in love during the Second World War.” -Wales Arts Review (Anamnesis 25.12)

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • Tanned
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Film (Student)
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Improvisation
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Accents (UK)
    • Belfast
    • Cardiff
    • Cockney
    • Essex
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Northern Irish
    • RP
    • Scottish, Central
    • Swansea
    • Welsh, Northern
    • Welsh, Southern
    • Welsh, West
    Accents (North American)
    • Californian
    • Southern American
    General Dance Skills
    • Jazz
    Hair Length
    • Shoulder Length
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Mezzo-Soprano
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Advanced
    Native accent
    • Welsh
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Free-spirited
    • Geeky
    • Scruffy
    • Sexy
    • Tough