Amanda Goldthorpe-Hall was a Scholarship graduate of The Royal Academy of Music and was delighted to reprise the role of Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music in Qatar recently, having previously played the role in the West-End production at the London Palladium with Connie Fisher, and also in Baharain and Kuala Lumpur.
She frequently sings with various Military bands and particularly enjoys working with the HM Band of the Royal Marines and the Hampshire Police Constabulary Band as ther regular soloist.
Theatre roles include, Mrs Medlock in The Secret Garden for The RSC at the Aldwych, West End and Kings Head, Annie Waller in Come Dancing with Ray Davies of The Kinks at Theatre Royal Stratford East, Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera on both the UK National and European International tours, Mrs Potts in Disney’s Beauty & the Beast at the Dominion, West End, not to mention other roles in No 1 productions including My Fair Lady, Evita, Rebecca, Sister Act, The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes & A Grand Night For Singing.
Featured on various TV commercials, dramas and recordings, and a prodigious concert artist on ship and shore, she was proud to perform for Stephen Sondheim, alongside Dame Judi Dench, Simon Russell Beale & Bryn Terfel in the BBC Royal Proms at the Royal Albert Hall for Sondheim at 80, broadcast live on BBC1 TV and BBC Radio 2. A lover of the traditional british entertainment of pantomime, most years she can be seen brandishing a wand and treading the boards as ‘Fairy’. She has latterly added the roles of Writer, Director and Producer for the professional pantomimes in which she has appeared, and enjoys working behind the scenes as much as in them.
In addition, Amanda has, over the years, also taught at many of the country’s leading conservatoires as her professional performing career has allowed, and has numerous pupils who are now appearing across the West-End and Internationally. It’s a sign of the times that she now frequently finds herself on stage with them!
She can currently be found teaching at Performance Preparation Academy in Guildford, and for the Royal Marines School of Music. Her time in private practice is unfortunately very limited these days and she is only able to work with professional singers and those in training.