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 then played the Narrator in the touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Maria in the UK tour of The Sound of Music.  She is currently playing Sandy in Grease tour around the UK. 
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), Lord of the Dance (Playhouse Theatre & Lyric Theatre, Broadway), You Won't Succeed on Broadway Without any Jews (St. James theatre). She will be the youngest person to play Glinda in the London production of WICKED, where she currently stars in the show at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. 
 Lauren Samuels

After the show, Lauren's credits include Sandy in Grease (Piccadilly Theatre), Cathy in The Last Five Years (Tabard),  Scaramouche in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre & World Tour), title role in Vampirette (Manchester Opera House), Ellie in Water Babies (Leicester Curve), Jenny in Love Story (Bolton Octagon) Jules in Bend it Like Beckham the Musical (Phoenix Theatre), Polly in The Buskers Opera (Park Theatre), Mary in Vanities (Trafalgar Studios), La Ronde (Bunker theatre). She is currently appearing in Romantics Anonymous at the Globe's Sam Wanamaker Theatre. 
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 was last seen 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 alternated the role of Maria in the UK tour of The Sound of Music.  She was most recently seen covering the role of Fantine in Les Miserables on the Asia & Dubai tour. 
 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 and Snow White at the Edinburgh Playhouse. 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. She is part of a vocal and piano duo, The DaCapo Daughters
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. She has since appeared on Celebrity Big Brother. @StephDavis77 
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, Lucy Pevensie in The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe at the Birmingham Rep  and Maggie in Only The Brave at the Wales Millennium Centre.  
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.  She is currently the Social Media Manager for BBC One. 

 Bronté Barbé

Bronté went on to study musical theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Her credits since graduating include  Sharon in Cool Rider – The Grease 2 Concert (Lyric Theatre, West End), Momentous Musicals (UK tour),  Penny in Hairspray (Kuala Lumpur/Singapore), ensemble in the UK tour of Shrek the Musical, playing Little Red Riding Hood and a Blind Mouse she took over the role of Princess Fiona, Jest End (Waterloo East), Nadine in The Wild Party (The Other Palace). She is currently starring as Carol King in Beautiful: The Carole King musical on tour.  

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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