Meet The Team

 

Joanne Ruocco – Co-writer, Creatrix

Everyone can relate to Lizzie and Millie, and the craziness of lockdown! If you lose the will to laugh at life, you’ve lost everything.

Joanne – Jojo – is from Springfield, New Jersey. In the late 1980s, she landed in London as a much-sought-after session drummer. Within months she was working with Paul Weller of Style Council, Bobby Womack, Mick Hucknall, Kylie Minogue and many other great musicians of the time. 

My parents were great music lovers, they listened to Jazz, rock, popular music, I was surrounded by different sounds growing up. Then, at 16 years of age, I got to play with Chuck Berry in New York, and that was it! I started off, working with some of the best musicians in the business.

Today, while holding down a career in IT, Joanne has just completed recording drums and percussion at Mike Oldfield’s studios, as well as contributing arrangements to a new album by Shak Cohen of Blue Svengalis, out now on Spotify!

Learn more about Joanne on LinkedIn

Sarah Lockett
Sarah Lockett – Voice Artist, Performer

I’m having so much fun doing these Lizzie episodes!

Sarah Lockett is an actor and broadcaster who has worked most recently with Dame Judi Dench, Jennifer Saunders, Colin Firth and others.

She made her movie debut in 2003 in “The Day Britain Stopped” (BBC, playing the newsreader). More recently, in 2021, she acted in “Timebus” (Deuce Films, ‘Hank’s Mum’) and “Searching for Harriet” (GoldenWay Media Films, role of ‘Elizabeth’). Other productions she has appeared in are “I May Destroy You” (BBC, 2020), “Avenue 5” (HBO, 2020) and “Tom and Jerry” (Warner Animation Group, 2021).

She also does voiceover work – comedy, drama and documentary – including a great 1950s style role for the pop group ‘Little Mix’ (Sony Music).

I’ve spent many years working as a broadcast journalist, as a presenter and reporter for BBC News, Sky News, Channel 4 News, ITN, Reuters and others

Sarah offers Media Training, Presentation Skills Training, Voiceover, Hosting (virtual events, conferences, webinars, panel discussions etc), sponsored content (corporate interviews), role-play/acting.

Learn more about Sarah on LinkedIn

Alice F Wickham
Alice F Wickham – Writer, Creatrix

Great fun creating these fictional characters. Sarah and Joanne bring extra layers of nuttiness to Lizzie and Co.

Alice’s claim to fame is that she once played the part of Cilla Diamonte, national treasure and talk-show-hostess in ‘Aids The Musical’ at The Shaw Theatre, London, alongside Vi Subversa and The Poison Girls.

Having survived an Irish catholic upbringing, naturally a degree of despair runs in the veins. 70s Dublin wasn’t all bad – everyone was a storyteller, and the town was full of spicy humour and offbeat imagination. My mother was very funny, and a good mimic. I grew an ear for voices listening to her sardonic accounts of Dublin life, and characters.

Alice offers a critiquing and publishing service at purcellpress.com. A few of her short stories are published in Paradise Press, Litro Magazine, MIR, Edge and other nooks and crannies.

Learn more about Alice on LinkedIn

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