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About Alice

 Born Alice Baxter in Glasgow, Scotland in 1930.. Too proud to cash in on the name of her famous brother, Stanley   Baxter, she changed her name to Alice Dale. After two years of teaching, she spent her working life in professional   theatre.

 

 She has performed in dramas, pantomimes, variety theatre, and musicals in the UK, Canada and Australia. She   hosted Alice in Record Land on BBC radio in her 20's.  In the ’60s   she hosted her own TV show ‘At Home With   Alice Dale’.

 

  During a ten-year stay in Nairobi, Kenya she appeared in, and wrote scripts for, her TV programme ‘Shop        Window’   as well as appearing in plays and musicals at the National Theatre, playing the lead roles in Call Me     Madam and   Hello Dolly.

 

In 1974 she moved to Perth, Western Australia, where she appeared in most of the major theatres,  the Playhouse Theatre, Old Time Music Hall, Effie Crump Theatre, and His Majesty's Theatre in a range of plays and musicals. She has written and directed three of her own original stage productions. She also co-founded, wrote scripts for, and appeared in variety shows at the Civic Theatre Restaurant with Max Kay.

 

She has also appeared in Australian Film and TV including Thunderstruck, Lockie Leonard (series 1 &2) and several other Australian productions.

 

Retiring from theatre she turned her talents to full-time writing, having had three plays published and performed.

 

Always looking for something new, Alice changed from playwriting and became a published novelist at the age of ninety.  

‘Ae Fond Kiss’  in 2020 is her debut novel, followed by ‘His Final Performance’ in 2021 and ‘Double Diagnosis’ in 2022, writing in three very different styles. 

 

  • Ae Fond Kiss is a feel-good drama/romance which takes place during WW2

  • His Final Performance takes place in the background most familiar to Alice, the theatre, where fortunately she was never involved in a murder.

  • Double Diagnosis is a psychological thriller due out for Christmas 2022. It deals with themes of depression, amnesia, the argument for and against abortion, and whether any one of these is connected to two murders. 

 

       At 92 she continues to live independently, writing and living in the Hills of Western Australia, and to continue           her love of reading, writing, learning and travel.

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