Glasgow born Vivienne studied
at the University of Strathclyde and gained a BA in Community Arts with commendation. She has also had vocal training from
Peter Wilson and Mary Hammond, and is an accomplished pianist.
After University she joined the Scottish Opera, where the company embarked
on a tour of local schools teaching childen how to sing. Vivienne says about the experience "I wasnt performing myself,
it was more about theatre in education". While with Scottish Opera she also took part in productions and recordings of
Alba and 1719.
From there she went on to perfom in local pantomines playing Maid
Marion in Babes In the Woods at the Kings Theatre, Glasgow. Also appeared in other pantomines around Scotland including Mother
Goose and Aladdin. "It was a good place to start because if you
can do pantomime you can do anything. It teaches you disapline and how to pace yourself"
Vivienne also worked for a while as a session singer and appeared on stage
singing backing vocals for artists including Michael Bolton and Dina Carroll.
She appeared in the world premiere and recording of Shehallion, a Scottish
show by Douglas White. Which ran for over a month in Glasgow. A guest vocalist in The Gaiety Whirl and played the role
of Mrs Moody Snr. in the Jasperian Theatre Company's tour of Feel the Spirit.
Vivienne has been enjoying playing the Narrator in Joseph for the past
few years both touring the United Kingdom and a two year run in London's West end at the New London Theatre
which marked her west end debut.
She was nominated for Best Actress in a Musical at the 2003 Whatsonstage.com
Theatregoers Choice Awards for her performance in Joseph.
She now begins a new adventure with the touring production on The Who's