Carolyn Sadowska (Her Majesty the Queen)

Photo by: Andy Sinats

CAROLYN SADOWSKA (the Queen) is a special events artist who performs improv and stand-up comedy as “the Queen of England,” whom she portrays in Hattie’s Heist. She performs mainly at private corporate events where she tailors her comedy material to the occasion.  Her work has taken her across Canada to most of the larger cities from Halifax to Victoria; and she has performed internationally in Dubai, Tokyo, Barcelona, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Washington DC and Hawaii to name but a few.

Sadowska has had lead roles in the made for TV film Women of Windsor and The Duke  in addition to the television show “Les Sosies D’Ebarquent.” She appeared in the TV movie, The Linda McCartney Story, in the feature film, Space Buddies and has guested on CBC’s ZED, On the Road Again and Culture Shock.  Among her other television credits are Shiyo-Sakkuri Tasisho (Japan), the Bob Mills Travel Show (Alberta), Cooking with Burt Wolfe (USA/Canada) and a video performance on The Joan Rivers Show (USA/Canada).  She has lent her talents to a variety of commercials and honed her improv skills as a street entertainer  in Whistler, B.C.

Sadowska was born in Wallasey, England, across the legendary Mersey River from Liverpool, but grew up in Quebec City.  She was 40 when she first stepped on a stage.  Two years later, she performed live in front of 40,000 people for the closing night of Expo 86 at BC Place.  She has developed several quirky stage personas over the years but has had most success wearing a tiara and gloves performing comedy as the Queen of England.

Other interests include painting, comedy magic, dancing Argentine tango and writing poetry (included in The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011).