Local actress pens tribute to late husband

Author Susa Herdman . pic Richard Ponter 150324a
Author Susa Herdman . pic Richard Ponter 150324a

A Scarborough actress has released a memoir about her life with her late husband.

Susan Herdman, who has published under her stage name of Uebel, met her husband Ronald at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 1979 when the were working as actors in Alan Ayckbourn’s Company.

In 982 they married and moved to London to continue their work in theatre, television and film.

She will be signing copies of the book, Happy Birthday My Darling, at Scarborough Library in Vernon Road on Saturday February 7.

She told The Scarborough News that it was very exciting to be finally publishing the book.

“Our story is built around the Stephen Joseph Theatre and Scarborough,” she said.

“My husband also worked extensively in the BBC Radio Repertory Company. Despite working in London we always kept a base here in Scarborough.

“In 1987 I accepted the position of director of drama at St Paul’s Girls’ School and taught their until my retirement.

“The story of the book traces our life together from the first day of our meeting and continues through to the present day.
“There is obviously lots about the Stephen Joseph Theatre and the town in the book.”

Ronald died in 2004.

The book is available from Amazon