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Full Circle: Turning Your Gift Around
By Angie Le Mar
Angie Le Mar was the first female stand-up on the Black British comedy circuit. Thirty years later, she is recognised as a multi-award winning comedienne, TV and radio presenter/star, business woman, entrepreneur, speaker, director, producer and writer. Recently, her writing skills have been put to the ultimate test: over the past three years she has written about her 30+ years in showbusiness. Full Circle is due for release on 16th March 2017.
Her aim is to inspire young people to have the confidence to achieve their dreams, to encourage Black women to smash their goals, and to inspire everyone who has a talent but needsmore encouragement to ‘turn their gift around’. Alongside her incredible life journey and lessons learned, Angie shares insights and advice for anyone hoping to succeed in showbusiness. Angie writes of the realities of being a Black performer today and how things have changed (or not in some cases) over the decades, her faith as a Christian, and her celebrity friends.
Angie wasn’t diagnosed with dyslexia until after she had finished her schooling, and her memories of her school days are far from positive. She continues to struggle with dyslexia on a daily basis, when writing comedy scripts or television shows, and particularly when writing her life story. Angie Le Mar has lived through depression, experiencing water on the brain during pregnancy (requiring regular lumbar punctures), and the death of two of her close friends: Felix Dexter and Colette Johnson. Angie may have battled tough times, but she is, naturally, best known for making people laugh. Angie was the first Black British performer to appear at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. She also enjoyed the first ever sell-out show by a female Black comedy act in London’s West End.
Angie Le Mar is an inspirational, strong, hard-working and creative lady who is trailblazing the way for young women, particularly young Black women, to recognise their talents and use them in a way that benefits them and the wider community. Her story will become an invaluable resource for drama education, a perfect gift for anyone aspiring to a life in showbusiness, and for every one of us who needs an encouraging, friendly push in the right direction to make the most of life.
As one of Britain’s top comediennes, Angie has successfully harnessed the power of laughter to create inspiring and thought provoking productions. From stage to radio to TV to the written page Angie is a proven hit with a multicultural audience – male, female, young and old alike. She is equally at home with quick-fire comedy, acutely observed character sketches and solid acting performances.
Angie’s TV appearances include the BBC’s The Real McCoy, ITV’s Loose Women and Channel 4’s Get Up, Stand Up, and she has also presented The Saturday Morning Show on Choice FM. Angie also created the all-women panel TV show Ladies Talk on Vox Africa Network.
As a sought after keynote speaker Angie has graced the stage locally, nationally and internationally with schools, colleges and universities, business platforms, churches. An international mix of companies including UNESCO, America, Barclay Bank, Ernst & Young, Merrill Lynch have been inspired by her words, wit and wisdom.
As an entrepreneur, Angie’s aim is to inspire others to achieve against the odds and for two and a half years she ran the Angie Le Mar School of Expression fuelled by the desire to show young people, not just showbusiness, but the business behind it.
‘Straight to Audience Productions’ was founded in 2001 to build on Angie’s reputation as a performer and writer and also on her expertise in direction, production and marketing, to serve the growing international market for vibrant, top quality entertainment.
Angie is a Mum of three in her early 50s and lives in London with her husband.