Sunday, 14 September 2014

Where are they now? I'd Do Anything!

Jodie Prenge

Jodie went on to play the role of Nancy in the West End revival of Oliver!. After playing Nancy she has been seen as The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot (UK Tour),  Dolly in the National Theatre's production of One Man Two Guvnors (Theatre Royal Haymarket), title role in the UK tour of Calamity Jane, UK tour of Tell Me on a Sunday and alternating the role of Miss Hannigan in Annie (UK tour), Madame Thénardier in Les Miserables (Asia & Dubai) and Shriley Valentine (UK tour).  She appeared in new musical Fat Friends on tour around the UK from November. @Musicalmissy
Jessie Buckley

After finishing second in the show, Jessie played Anne Egerman in the revival of A Little Night Music at the Menier Chocolate Factory and the Garrick Theatre. After that she went on to train at RADA and has since played Belvedira in Venice Preserv’d (The Spectactors’ Guild), Princess Katharine in Henry V (Michael Grandage Company), Miranda in The Tempest (The Globe), Constanze Weber in Amadeus (Chichester Festival Theatre), Perdita in The Winter's Tale (Garrick Theatre). On TV she can be seen in Taboo, War & Peace, The Woman in White and The Lost Post. 

Samantha Barks

Samantha is now best known for playing Eponine in the movie of Les Miserables. Since she show she has starred as Sally Bowls in Cabaret (National tour), Eponine in Les Miserables (Queens Theatre & 25th Anniversary concert), Nancy in Oliver! (National tour) & Velma Kelly in Chicago (Hollywood Bowl) Mallory Kingsley in City of Angels (Donmar Warehouse) the title role in Amelie (Berkeley Rep), Cathy in The Last Five Years  (St. James Theatre) and Honeymoon in Vegas (London Palladium). She is originating the role of Vivienne in the new musical version of Pretty Women on Broadway.  @SamanthaBarks

Rachel Tucker

After the show Rachel went on to play Meat in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre where she also understudied the role of Scaramouche. She then went on to play the role of Elphaba in the London and Broadway production of WICKED where she is one of the longest serving Elphabas. Her other credits include Meg Dawson in Sting's musical The Last Ship (Broadway), Poopay in Communicating Doors (Menier Chocolate Factory) and Ida in Farragut North (Southwark Playhouse). @racheltucker1
Niamh Perry

After coming fifth in the show, she has since gone on to play Sophie in MAMMA MIA! (Prince of Wales & international tour), Mary in The Beautiful Game (Union Theatre, London), Johanna in Sweeney Todd (West Yorkshire Playhouse & Manchester Royal Exchange), Kim in London revival of Taboo (Brixton Clubhouse), The Little Prince (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Fleck in Love Never Dies (Adelphi Theatre) Pandora in Exposure (St. James Theatre) and most recently Whisper House at the Other Palace. She played Girl in Once at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin and appeared in Good Vibrations at the Lyric in Belfast.  @NiamhPerry
Ashley J Russell 

Since the show Ashley has gone on to appear in The Waiting Room (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh), Teacher/Lily Allen, understudied Killer Queen We Will Rock You (UK tour), Nun and understudied KT in Sister Act (London Palladium); Killer Queen in Will Rock You (UK and European tour), Jestend (Leicester Square Theatre), Mama Ogre/Mama Bear and understudied Dragon Shrek The Musical (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London), ensemble and understudy Rosie, Donna and Tanya in Mamma Mia! (international tour), Mrs Walker in Tommy (Blackpool Opera House). @ashleyjrussell
Sarah Lark 

After losing out on the role, Sarah went on to cover Nancy in the revival of Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Her other credits since then include Mrs Davis in Carrie's War (National Tour), title role in Snow White (Swansea Grand Theatre), Ms Mona in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Union Theatre). In 2012, she joined the cast of Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre. @MissSarahLark
Keisha Amponsa-Banson

Some of Keishas credits since the show include Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors (2009 UK tour), Urleen in Footloose (UK tour), cover Shenzi/Sarabi in Disney’s The Lion King (original UK and Ireland tour), New Congress Club Trio/cover Sandra in From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre), Brenda & cover Babe and Mae in The Pajama Game (Shaftesbury Theatre), City of Angels (Donmar Warehouse), Mary Wells/Gwen in Motown (Shaftesbury Theatre), Greta/Actress in Dr Feelgood (The Other Palace) and Radio in Caroline, Change (Chichester). She is currently playing Mrs Phelps in Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre. 
Francesca Jackson

Since the show Francessa went on to perform the role of Lucy in Can't Smile Without You (UK Tour), Sue in Dreamboats and Petticoats (UK Tour), Dyanne in the original London cast of Million Dollar Quartet (Noel Coward Theatre), Petra in A Little Night Music, Celestte in Sunday in the Park with George, Little Red Riding Hood in Into The Woods, Louis Lane/Biana in Kiss Me Kate (Theatre Du Chatelet) and Nancy in Dusty (Charing Cross Theatre). She is currently playing Ike and Tina’s manager Rhonda Graam in the new Tina Turner musical, TINA, at the Aldwych Theatre. @franjackson_6 

Tara Bethan

Tara went on to play the role of the Narrator in the 2010 tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She appeared in the Welsh language soap opera Pobol Y Cwm in 2012. 
Cleopatra Royer

After the show, Cleopatra (Now know professionally as Cleopatra Rey) has been seen in Brother Loves Travelling Salvation Show (UK tour), ensemble and understudy Elizabeth in Dirty Dancing (Aldwych), Deloris in Sister Act (Grand Opera House). Ensemble in The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre) and most recently Gladys Knight in Motown the Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre).
Amy Booth-Steel

Amy's credits since the show include Piper in The Light Princess (National Theatre), Dolly in One Man Two Guvnors (UK Tour), She Stoops To Conquer (National), Sister Act and The Sound Of Music (London Palladium), Joyce Chilvers in Betty Blue Eyes (UK Tour), The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole 13 3/4 (Leicester Curve), Anita and Me (Birmingham Rep), A Pacificts Guide to War on Cancer (National Theatre),  Clydes Mother in Bonnie and Clyde (The Other Palace) and most recently As You Like it at Regent's Park. She is a series regular on Wannabe on BBC3. @AmyBoothSteel

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