Dorrie hails from Malton, North Yorkshire, but moved to Rossendale in 2003 where she lives with her husdand Andrew and wonderful soons, Billy, just hitting his teens and James who never lets his Down Syndrome get him down.
Dorrie is a writer of poetry and plays, some of which you may have seen produced by the Rossendale Players, as well as an award winning actress who has appeared on stages and TV screens across the land. She has a history of appearing on the Crime Channel, but she assures us, it's only in the dramas and not as a documentary subject!
When not writing or appearing in drama, Dorrie has been found teaching it with her LAMDA training, helping to build up the next generation of performers.
Like so many of us in the Rossendale community, Dorrie has struggled in the past with her mental health, especially after leaving her career to dedicate more time to her son James' needs. We love that Dorrie has joined the Rossendale Radio family as part of her path to finding herself again and know that her infectious enthusiasm and sense of fun will travel through your speakers and improve your mental health with a good dose of happy.
My Musical Moment:
Wow! So many to choose from but,
This is my absolute favourite song of theirs and I'm a huge fan. It appeals to the rebel in me and reflects and fits with my mind when disorders are in control. Green Day have gotten me through many a dark time when things have gotten overwhelming.
This is my theme at the station because I choose to be crazy and laugh as much as possible. Songs like this always make me look onthe bright side of life. Songs that are fun and induce smiles and laughs are so important in the current climate. Uplifting and fun music with a good drum beat is great therapy! I want everybody to be singing like no-one is listening when I'm on the air! 😂 x