Christine’s first lead role was playing Anne in “The Diary of Anne Frank” aged 17 whilst studying for A levels, followed by Agnes in “Agnes of God” and Sonya in “Uncle Vanya” at the Lacemarket Theatre in Nottingham whilst at University there. Professional Theatre training at East 17 Acting School and the London Centre for Theatre Studies followed.
Over the last 20 years she has played a wide variety of roles. Highlights include Belinda in “Daisy Pulls it Off”, Ophelia in “Hamlet”, Hilary in “The Woman who Cooked Her Husband”, Chris in “Dancing at Lughnasa”, Titania in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Marie in “Calendar Girls”, Elaine in “Breathing Corpses”, Mary in “The Long Road” and Ruth in “Blithe Sprit”. She has also enjoyed playing a variety of roles in “I Love You More”, “Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell”, “I, Bertold Brecht”, “The Vagina Monologues” and “The Jungle Book” and a large number of new plays in various festivals, including the annual WriteFest at Progress Theatre, which she was instrumental in setting up. Most recently she appeared as Nursey in “Blackadder” at the Hexagon in Reading.
Chris began her career at a playwright when her play, “Amelia & The Man” came second in a national playwriting competition in 1996 and was then published by New Playwrights’ Network under her maiden name of Christine Lang. This play went on to be performed by several different theatre companies and was also made into a film by Room For improvement.
Several of her plays have been performed locally at South Hill Park in Bracknell and Progress Theatre in Reading. She has also written and performed a number of monologues and in 2009 performed In Liz Carroll’s SH!T at the Camden Fringe. She is currently working on film scripts with Workbench Productions.