Sunday, 21 September 2014

Where are they now? Over The Rainbow!

Danielle Hope 

Danielle went on to play the role of Dorothy in the new version of The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium. She stayed with the production for a year and then went on to play Eponine in the West End production of Les Miserables. She is currently playing the Narrator in the touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.      She is currently starring as Maria in the UK tour of The Sound of Music. 
Sophie Evans 

Sophie went on to be Dorothy's alternate at the London Palladium, she then went on to take over the role from Danielle Hope. She remained with the production until it closed. Since then she has appeared in  Irving Berlin: From Rags to Ritzes (UK tour) and she made her film debut in The World's End playing Becky Salt. She can be seen in the cast of You Won't Succeed on Broadway Without any Jews at the St. James theatre.  
 Lauren Samuels

After the show, Lauren went on to make her West End debut in Grease the Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre playing Sandy. Since then she has gone on to appear as Cathy in The Last Five Years (Tabard), Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Cyprus), Yonah in Children of Eden Gala (Prince of Wales Theatre), Scaramouche in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre & World Tour), title role in Vampirette (Manchester Opera House), Ellie in the world premiere of Water Babies (Leicester Curve) and most recently Jenny in Love Story (Bolton Octagon). She can be seen playing Jules in the West End premiere of Bend it Like Beckham the Musical.   
 Stephanie Fearon

Stephanie got cast in Smokey Joes Cafe at the Landor Theatre after being eliminated from the show and released an album entitled 'My Parade' Her other credits since the show include Dorothy in The Wiz (Milton Keynes Theatre), Diana Morales in A Chorus Line (Tel Aviv Opera House), Ella in Run (Polka Theatre), Mimi Marquez in RENT (Greenwich Theatre) and Ruth in Molly Wobbly Tit Factory (Leicester Square Theatre). She is currently playing the role of Lisa in the West End production of Mamma Mia! @stephfearon89
Jessica Robinson 

Due to there already being a Jess Robinson in the industry, Jessica changed her last name to Daley. She gained a place at Arts Educational Schools in London to study musical theatre after Over the Rainbow and made her West End debut last year playing Ali in the London production of Mamma Mia! She has since played Tess in Tess of the D'Urbervilles at the New Wimbledon Studio and is currently alternating the role of Maria in the UK tour of The Sound of Music. 
 Jenny Douglas

Jenny landed the part of Meat in We Will Rock You on tour shortly after departing the show. She has since appeared as Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and the title character in Cinderella at the King's Theatre Royal. She also played Holly in a workshop for Viva Forever.  She will be appearing in this years Edinburgh Festival Fringe as Little Sally in Urinetown and Julia in Willy's Bitches. 
Stephanie Davis 

Following her departure from the show she was cast in the soap opera Hollyoaks. She has been in the show since 2010 , playing Sinead O'Connor. It was recently revealed that she was sacked from the show due to showing up to work intoxicated. 
Emilie Fleming 

Emilie was the Wildcard Dorothy in the programme, after the show she went on to study Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting. After graduating she went on to play Charlotte in Oliver! at the Sheffield Crucible. She played Cosette in the West End cast of Les Miserables and will be Lucy Pevensie in The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe at the Birmingham Rep company this christmas. 
Dani Rayner

Dani has recently graduated from Kings College London with a First Class Honours in English Language and Literature. From 2011-2012 she played the title role in Sleeping Beauty at the Lyceum in Sheffield and in 2010/2011 was seen in Aladdin as Princess Jasmine at the Liverpool Empire opposite Pamela Anderson. 

 Bronté Barbé

Bronté went on to study musical theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Her credits since graduating include Carnival of the Animals (Riverside Studios), Sharon in Cool Rider – The Grease 2 Concert (Lyric Theatre, West End), Momentous Musicals (UK tour) and Penny in Hairspray (Kuala Lumpur/Singapore). She was in the ensemble in the UK tour of Shrek the Musical, playing Little Red Riding Hood and a Blind Mouse and has just taken over the role of Princess Fiona. 

Amy Diamond 

After the show, Amy went on to appear as Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone at Upstairs at the Gatehouse. She was also seen on tour in Craig Revel Horwood's tribute to singer-songwriter Neil Diamond Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show. She was meant to go on to play the role of Shelia in a UK touring production of Hair with Zoe Birkett and Gareth Gates but this was unfortunately cancelled. She was also seen in the touring production of Dreamboats and Petticoats, Bohemian Rhapsody at the Manchester Opera House and most recently she was seen in the UK tour of Tonight's the Night. 

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