A talented young performer from Larbert has realised a lifelong dream by sharing the stage with one of musical theatre’s biggest stars. Caitlin Forret (19) provided backing vocals for West End and Broadway star Kerry Ellis during her 20th anniversary concert at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh. Kerry has performed key roles in shows including Wicked, We Will Rock You, My Fair Lady, Miss Saigon, Oliver! and Les Miserables.Caitlin applied for a place at Edinburgh’s The MGA Academy of Performing Arts two years ago, and is currently training for a BA (hons) degree in Musical Theatre.She wanted to stay in Scotland while studying at a level equivalent to prestigious London performing arts collegesCaitlin said: “I decided I wanted to pursue a career as a professional performer when I was 12 as I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life. “I really enjoyed auditioning for a place at The MGA Academy as I got to meet lots of the students and take part in … [Read more...] about Larbert girl Caitlin takes to the stage with Broadway star Kerry Ellis
West End star Kerry Ellis brings her new UK tour to Lincoln next week. Kerry will sing songs from Bond to Bacharach and more, and tell stories from her career to date. She has starred in shows such as We Will Rock You and was the first British Elphaba in both the West End and Broadway productions of Wicked.Her other leading roles include Nancy in Oliver! and Fantine in Les Miserables.She is at the New Theatre Royal on Monday, May 21 at 7.30pm.Tickets are £24.50 on 01522 519999 or www.newtheatreroyallincnoln.co.uk … [Read more...] about An evening with Kerry Ellis in Lincoln
PUBLISHED: 17:33 10 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:33 10 May 2018 Andrew Clarke Kerry Ellis performing at theUnion Chapel in London on the first night of her 20th Anniversary Tour. Photo: Fane Productions Archant Most tours tagged with a 20th anniversary label are showcases for sentimental trips down memory lane. Usually both performer and audience luxuriate in the hits from yesteryear but, what made Kerry Ellis’ 20th anniversary performance so refreshing was that, for the most part, her show was all about new music. The first half was filled with songs from her latest album Golden Days, which is a collaboration with Queen guitarist Brian May, and was a clear indication that Kerry is a performer who is looking forward rather than back. Kerry Ellis performing at theUnion Chapel in London on the first night of her 20th Anniversary Tour. Photo: Fane Productions Between numbers she informs the audience that she is juggling concert dates with playing Gwendolen in a UK tour of The … [Read more...] about Review: Kerry Ellis: 20th Anniversary Tour, Apex, Bury St Edmunds, May 7
PUBLISHED: 11:03 28 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:03 28 April 2018 Andrew Clarke Kerry Ellis performing at theUnion Chapel in London on the first night of her 20th Anniversary Tour. Photo: Fane Productions Archant East Anglian West End star Kerry Ellis is celebrating 20 years in show business with a tour that takes audiences on a trip down memory lane. Arts editor Andrew Clarke caught up with her to talk about life in the spotlight Kerry Ellis as Gwendolen & Peter Sandys-Clarke as Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest. Photo: The Other Richard For Suffolk-born West End star Kerry Ellis life has been an eventful blur. She’s played lead roles in the West End and on Broadway, she’s recorded and toured with Queen guitarist Brian May as well as having her own solo music career. The former Stowmarket High School girl made her first professional appearance on stage at Potter’s Holiday Resort outside Lowestoft before being ‘discovered’ as Martine … [Read more...] about Kerry Ellis: 20 years in showbiz – full interview
THE Durrells has returned to TV and with it a lot of new faces. One new character is Daphne Likourgou - find out who plays her and what else she has been in? Who is new character Daphne Likourgou in The Durrells? Daphne is a new character being introduced to The Durrells series 3. She is a love interest of Leslie Durrell. But the course of true love may not run smoothly, as the new trailer has revealed that Leslie has THREE women on the go. Daphne is played by actress Elli Tringou. What else has actress Elli Tringou been in? Elli is an up-and-coming English actress. She shot to fame in the 2016 film Suntan, playing the lead character of Anna. Elli has also starred in Women Who Passed My Way (2017) and From the Start (2017). More TV and showbiz STUNNING SETS All the details on HBO sci-fi series Westworld's filming locations BRITISH BEAUTY Get to know The Durrells star Keeley Hawes ALL GROWN UP Meet Henry Lloyd-Hughes - Donovan in The Inbetweeners & star of The … [Read more...] about Who is The Durrells’ new character Daphne Likourgou and what else has actress Elli Tringou starred in?