Sunday, 14 September 2014

Where are they now? I'd Do Anything!

Jodie Prenger

Jodie went on to play the role of Nancy in the West End revival of Oliver! from January 2009 to March 2010, she was succeeded by Kerry Ellis. 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) and she is currently playing the title role in the UK tour of Calamity Jane. On television, Jodie's has been seen in Wizards vs Aliens,HustleCandy Cabs and Waterloo Road for BBC 1. She will star in the new UK tour of Tell Me on A Sunday and will also be alternating the role of Miss Hannigan in the UK tour of Annie. @Musicalmissy

Jessie Buckley


After finishing second in the show, Jessie was offered to understudy the role of Nancy but turned it down to play 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) and most recently, Constanze Weber in Amadeus at the Chichester Festival Theatre. She will play Perdita in The Winter's Tale in the Kenneth Branagh season at the Garrick Theatre. 

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). She has just appeared in The City of Angels at the Donmar Warehouse and will play the title role in the new musical Amelie at the Berkeley Rep. @SamanthaBarks


Rachel Tucker

After the show Rachel went on to play Meat in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre, she also understudied the tole of Scaramouche. She then went on to play the role of Elphaba in the London production of Wicked, she played the role for around 900 performances and is one of the longest serving Elphabas. She made her Broadway debut playing Meg Dawson in Sting's musical The Last Ship. She has just finished playing Poopay in Communicating Doors at the Menier Chocolate Factory. @racheltucker1
Niamh Perry

After coming fifth in the show, she has since gone on to play Sophie in MAMMA MIA! (Prince of Wales), 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). She is reprising her role of Sophie in MAMMA MIA! in the international tour. @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) and ensemble and covering the roles of Rosie, Donna and Tanya in Mamma Mia! (international tour).  She will play Mrs Walker in Tommy at the Blackpool Opera House in September. @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 in London and has only recently left the production. @MissSarahLark
Keisha Amponsa-Banson

Since the Show Keisha has appeared as New Congress Club Trio/cover Sandra in From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre), cover Shenzi/Sarabi in Disney’s The Lion King (original UK and Ireland tour cast), Black Sheep/Narrator in Stand Tall: A Rock Musical (Landor Theatre), Urleen in Footloose (2011 UK tour cast), Catherine in Harriet Tubman (Our Place on the Stage/Royal Court Theatre),  Elayne in Knight Crew (Glyndebourne Opera House) and Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors (2009 UK tour cast). She recently finished The Pajama Game at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End. @KShaKei
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) and has played Petra in A Little Night Music, Celestte in Sunday in the Park with George and Little Red Riding Hood in Into The Woods at the Theatre Du Chatelet in Paris. She is currently playing Nancy in Dusty at the Charing Cross Theatre. @franstumps


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 as Cleopatra Rey) was cast in the ensemble of Dirty Dancing. She was also seen on tour in Craig Revel Horwood's tribute to singer-songwriter Neil Diamond Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show. She will play Deloris in Sister Act at the Grand Opera House this month. She is now in the West End cast of The Book of Mormon. 
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), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Watermill), She Stoops To Conquer (National), Ex (Soho), RSC 50th Birthday Celebrations, Swallows and Amazons (Bristol Old Vic), Sister Act (London Palladium) 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) and will soon appear in Anita and Me at the Birmingham Rep. @AmyBoothSteel







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