Faith Powell

31 appearances in RDG productions

Faith joined the group in 1994 when she made an exuberant Widow Corney in our second production of Oliver! (2)! In contrast her performance as the rather weak-minded Rose in Dancing at Lughnasa was quite moving.

Faith has appeared in several of our recent musical compilation shows but undoubtedly her most notable performance came when she played the ebullient Nurse in our national (and international) success Lears Daughters. She went on to appear as the effervescent Bosom Lady our successful entry in the 2002 spring festivals - Bed - which went on to represent England at the 2002 British Finals at Inverness.

She was part of the highly physical Adult Child/Dead Child, one of the award winning plays at the 2003 Elmbridge Festival. She enjoyed playing in the comedy Last of the Red Hot Lovers. She appeared as Mrs Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie. In 2007 she made herr directorial debut and scored a wonderful success with her sensitive production of The Art of Remembering which was place second at Woking Festival and then went one better at Spelthorne festival where it won the festival. In addition it won six other trophies ~ particularly for its technical excellence. In 2008 she appeared as the grandmother in Kindertransport followed by a cameo appearance in the musical Mack and Mabel. She also featured in our musical compilation All that JazZ - an A - Z of Musicals. She won the Best Actress Award at the 2011 Elmbridge Drama festival for her very amusing appearance in White Lies. The year ended with her vivacious performance in the musical 42nd Street. Faith directed her first main RDG production in 2012 when she directed Cold Comfort Farm, following which she appeared in our popular production of Calendar Girls. 2014 saw her in Alan Bennett's comedy Enjoy and in Our Country's Good where, in both productions she displayed all her comic skills. In 2016 she played Jenny Diver in our lively production of The Beggar's Opera ant the following year appeared in our hugely popular musical White Christmas. In our 2019 musical Sister Act Faith gave a wonderfully spirited performance as an exuberant nun She followed this by being cast as one of the singers in Chess. In 2003 Faith gave several very amusing fulsome cameo performances in Under Milk Woodwhile the following year made a very exuberant performance as an entertainer in our award winning festival play To Know When My Time Will Come.