Kerry Ellis | Interview

Kerry Ellis is hailed as the Queen of the West End having had lead roles in London and on 7742289636_c1a1e909d1_bBroadway. She has also achieved chart-topping success as a recording artist. About to embark on a tour she has just released a brand new studio album featuring songs she performed at her London Palladium concert and will be singing again on tour.

Kerry originated the role of Meat, in Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’ and was the first British Elphaba in the West End smash ‘Wicked’, for which she won the 2008 Award for ‘Best Takeover in a Role’. She then immediately transferred to Broadway and played Elphaba at the Gershwin Theatre for 6 months, where she won the Audience Award for Favourite Female Breakthrough Performance. Kerry has recently returned to the role that made her famous in Wicked for a strictly limited run in London. Her many other leading role credits include Nancy in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Ellen in Miss Saigon and Fantine in Les Miserablés.

Kerry is performing her new touring show at the ‘Capitol in Horsham’ on the Saturday 4th October for one night only.

I caught up with her to talk about her career.

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The Hawth has found it’s Beauty! | Lauren Cocoracchio | Interview

The producers of the year’s Hawth pantomime Sleeping Beauty auditioned over 30 local EwWlavmB_400x400performers for the title role over the weekend, and, after putting all the hopefuls through their paces, chose Lauren Cocoracchio to star alongside TV star, Stephen Mulhern, impressionist Hilary O’Neil and CBeebies’ Cat Sandion in their smash-hit pantomime, Sleeping Beauty.

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