Friday, 12 May 2017

2017: West Ends Hottest Women!

Victoria Hamilton-Barritt

Victoria has been one of our favourites here at Pocket for a very long time, this yummy mummy never fails to deliver on stage. She was most recently seen 'killing' it in Murder Ballad at the Arts Theatre and playing Kate in The Wild Party at the Other Palace. Her talents have finally been recognised by the Oliviers this year for her performance in Murder Ballad. Previously she played Daniella in In the Heights (Southwark Playhouse & Kings Cross Theatre); Alex in Flashdance (UK tour & Shaftesbury Theatre, pictured above) and Diana in A Chorus Line (London Palladium). @VixHamBarritt

Joanna Woodward

Joanna is one we have watched for a while, ever since she stood out in Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter Theatre. This pin-up was most recently seen in Carol King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and playing Mary in The Life at the Southwark Playhouse where we not only saw her talents up close... Her other credits include The Hurly Burly Show (Duchess Theatre); Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Little Shop of Horrors (Kilworth House Theatre) and The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable (Punchdrunk/National Theatre). @JoannaWoodward

Preeya Kalidas

Not only one of the most beautiful ladies in the West End, but one of the most talented. She has vocals to die for, standing out in shows such as Bend it Like Beckham and School of Rock. Her other credits include Narrator in the revival of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Adelphi Theatre); Priya in the world premiere of Bombay Dreams (Apollo Victoria); Amira in Eastenders (2009-12); East is East (East is East Productions) and Bend it Like Beckham (Rock Media). She is currently playing Patty Di Marco in School of Rock at the New London Theatre. @PREEYAKALIDAS

Carrie Willis 

This blonde bombshell is currently swinging in An American in Paris. Her other credits include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour), West Side Story (Salzburg Festival), Mack & Mabel (UK Tour), McQueen and You Won’t Succeed on Broadway if You Don’t Have Any Jews (St James Theatre), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (UK Tour) and Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake (International Tour). @Carrie11Willis

Zizi Strallen

Everybody loves a Strallen, and they don't get much better than this one! Zizi was most recently seen dazzling audiences around the UK in Mary Poppins, playing the title role. Her previous credits include Lana in Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man (UK tour/Sadler’s Wells, pictured above); Demeter in Cats (UK tour/London Palladium), Meg in Merrily We Roll Along (the Harold Pinter Theatre) and Constance in the original West End cast of Rock of Ages (Shaftesbury Theatre). @ZiziStrallen

Lucy St Louis

Ms. St Louis is shinning in all her beauty as Diana Ross in the West End production of Motown, we've been aware of her for a long time and its so lovely for us to see her establish herself as a true West End Leading Lady. Her other credits include Little Eva and Shirelle in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Aldwych), understudy Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales), understudy Sarah in Ragtime (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and she recently appeared as Debutante in Disney’s live action remake of Beauty and the Beast directed by Bill Condon. @LucyStLouis

Carolyn Maitland

From understudy to lead, Ms Maitland has been smashing it in the West End for a while now, and finally this beauty is getting the credit she deserves. Carolyn most recently starred as Molly in the UK tour of Ghost. Her other credits include Joelle & Understudy Rita Hanson in Groundhog Day (The Old Vic); Sally Bowles in Cabaret (David Adkin Ltd & ACT Aberdeen); Ellen in Miss Saigon (Prince Edward Theatre); Kathy Selden in Singin' in the Rain (Kilworth House Theatre); Understudy Lilli Vanessi & Katherine Minola in Kiss Me, Kate (The Old Vic Theatre Company Ltd, Chichester Festival Theatre) and Understudy Vivienne Kensington & Serena in Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre). @CarolynMaitland 

Lucy Jane Adcock

Lucy is one of our top West End gals, we've seen her in countless shows and she is always one who stands out to us. She grabs your attention whenever on stage. She just finished playing Carmen and understudy Charity in Sweet Charity at the Royal Exchange. Her other credits include Dinah in Starlight Express (UK tour), Ensemble in Top Hat (UK Tour & Aldwych Theatre), Judy Turner in A Chorus Line (London Palladium) and Ensemble in Matilda (Cambridge Theatre). @LucyJaneAdcock

Jade Ewen

This ex-Sugarbabe is not only stunning but she's now a real life Disney Princess! We're all guilty of fancying Disney cartoons but now its not weird because this ones real! Currently starring as Jasmine in the West End production of Aladdin, her other credits include Vanessa in In The Heights (Kings Cross Theatre); Clara in Porgy and Bess (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Dee Dee in Tonight’s the Night (UK Tour) and Young Nala in The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre). @JadeEwen 

Sophie Carmen-Jones

Sophie killed us with her talent and long legs in Chicago last year! She stared in the tour of the show as Velma Kelly and is featured in the new Beauty and the Beast film. Her other credits include understudy Meatloaf in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Ensemble in Wicked (Apollo Victoria); understudy Viva & Holly in Viva Forever (Piccadilly Theatre) and Francine in Jersey Boys. @SophCarmenJones

Twinnie Lee Moore

This stunning lady has been one of our favourites for a long time. Most known for appearing in Hollyoaks but us theatre folk have known about her for a lot longer! Her credits include Ariel in Footloose (UK tour); Velma Kelly in Chicago (UK tour); Jazmin in Flashdance (Shaftesbury Theatre); Rock of Ages (Shaftesbury Theatre); We Will Rock You (Dominon Theatre) & Desperately Seeking Susan (Novello Theatre). @TwinnieOfficial

Danielle Cato 

Have you ever seen someone rock a red lip like that? NO. Danielle just finished in the ENO production of Carousel, starring Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe. Her other credits include We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Cats (UK tour and London Palladium); West Side Story (UK tour) and Grease (UK tour). @DanielledancerC

Jodie Steele 

Jodie first came to our attention when we saw her play the role of Mimi in RENT at the Tabard Theatre in Chiswick, she has pipes that could blow a roof off! And to prove this she is currently standby for the role of Elphaba in the international tour of WICKED. Her other credits include Margot and 1st cover Elle/Brooke in Legally Blonde (Kilworth House); Soul girl/cover Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar (UK tour); Carmen Diaz in Fame (UK tour) and Ivy in Bare the Rock Opera (Greenwhich Theatre). @JodieSamSteele

Christine Allado

Christine stuck out to us when she appeared in the ensemble of From Here to Eternity so to see her shine as Vanessa in In The Heights was brilliant. And this girl has gone from strength to strength, she just appeared in WASTED as Anne Bronte in Leeds and as Ursula in Sweet Charity at the Royal Exchange Theatre before being in the original London company of Hamilton, playing Peggy & Maria. Her other credits include Here Lies Love (National Theatre). @ChristineAllado

Siubhan Harrison 

Siubhan captivated us with her stunning performance in From Here to Eternity, she oozed sex appeal in this show and showed us a completely different side to her as Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls both at the Savoy and Phoenix Theatre. Her other credits include Rizzo in Grease (Piccadilly Theatre); Claudine in Marguerite (Theatre Royal Haymarket); We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Spike in Bad Girls The Musical (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and she played the role of the Factory Girl as well understudying Fantine in Les Miserables (West End). @soobs56

Photo credit: Victoria Hamilton-Barritt photographed by Donald Cooper in Flashdance at the Shaftesbury theatre, Zizi Strallen photographed for Matthew Bourne's New Adventures 'The Car Man' by Chris Mann, Carolyn Maitland photographed by Darren Bell for Cabaret (David Adkin Ltd & ACT Aberdeen), Lucy Jane Adcock photographed by Darren Bell for West End Bares, Christine Allado photographed by Roberto Vivancos, Siobhan Harrison photographed by Matt Crockett for From Here to Eternity. 

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