Carole is my nan-in-law, she is 78 years old and lives in a small town in South Wales. She is a beautiful, eternal optimist with the energy and spirit of a woman half her age. Carole is married to Brian who is a quiet and reserved kind of guy. When she was young she wanted to move to London to become an actress but the big city life wasn’t for Brian so they stayed put.
When Carole turned 68 she decided to become an extra for the BBC to feel like she had accomplished her dream in some way but the long hours and drive to Cardiff were eventually too much for her. Carole is an engaging story-teller with a cracking sense of humour and a stunning singing voice. I’m currently creating a show with Carole to give her the opportunity to be the actress she always felt she was meant to be, and a chance for her to inspire the older generation to never give up on their dreams and to prove to the world that life doesn’t end when you reach a certain age.
R&D SUPPORTED BY
Created by Ashleigh Owen & Carole Richards • Dramaturgy by Francesca Peschier • Photography by Christopher Grundy • Improvisation Workshop by Carl Fowler.