As a young woman, Sandy Walsh was torn between becoming an actress or a journalist. She finally plumped for the former and thought that the journalism dream would remain unfulfilled. A couple of decades later, however, Walsh found herself not only working as a sucessful award-winning actress but also presenting high profile programmes on the BBC World Service.

From starring as the matriarch Francis Marsden in Emmerdale to playing Mrs Johnstone and Mrs Lyons in Blood Brothers in the West End, Walsh has had many roles in theatre, television and radio. Her work as a presenter has given her the opportunity to interview a range of personalities including Barbara Castle, Benjamin Zephaniah and Terry Waite. For a time acting and journalism ran parallel to each other but Walsh soon found a way of making the two careers converge in her fourth one woman show Correspondent.

A Glamorous Life? is an evening of anecdotes from her work as an actor and a presenter, interspersed with songs and poems which have been pertinent in her career. This humorous, poignant and enlightening evening leads the audience on a tour of Walsh's life and work, and as the question mark suggests, that life has not always been so glamorous.

"Sandy Walsh is a faultless performer with the audience rapport and genorosity of delivery of the greatest of her profession" - The Scotsman

"There is much much imagination and verve in the acting and the writing" - The Guardian

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