Monday, 29 January 2018

Hottest Women in the West End 2018 | 5th Anniversary Edition

Demmileigh Foster

Photographed by Nik Pate

Demmileigh is currently playing Tess on the UK tour of Flashdance and when we saw the show she was the stand out of the whole production. She's a recent graduate of the Urdang academy where her credits in trainman include The Drowsey Chaperone and Footloose. @demmileighfos

Kate Ivory Jordan 

In a huge cast of chorus girls, you can easyily pick out this one! Kate is currently appearing in the West End production of 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Her other credits include chorus girl in 42nd Street (Ch√Ętelet, Paris), Tina Harmer in Billy Elliott (New Victoria Theatre, Woking) and dancer for Mountbatten Festival of Music (Royal Albert Hall). @kate_ivyjay 

Georgina Castle

Photographed by Clayton Smith

Georgina came to our attention when she took over the role of Sophie in the London production of Mamma Mia, after previously covering the role. Having not long left drama school she is now a leading lady in her own right and we can't wait to catch the show again with her starring in it soon. @georgina_castle

Liisi LaFontaine

This American star wowed British audiences in the London production of Dreamgirls, playing the part made famous by Beyonce, Deena Jones. She left the production in November last year and we can't wait to see what she does next. Please don't leave the UK completely! @Lee_seee

Sophie Evans

Photographed by Darren Bell

After first coming to our attention on the reality TV show to find the star of The Wizard of Oz, Sophie has since lead a fabulous career and is currently starring as Glinda in the London production of Wicked. Her other credits include Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), You Won’t Survive on Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews (St. James Theatre) and Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games (Lyric, Broadway and Ceasars Palace, Las Vegas). @SophieEvans

Marianne Benedict

Photographed by Craig Sugden 

We fangirled majorly over Marianne when she covered the role of Killer Queen in We Will Rock You and we have followed her career since and she has just gotten better over the years. Her credits include The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), Grizabella in Cats (International tour), Vivian in Dirty Dancing (Aldwych Theatre) and she is currently playing Mrs Wormwood in the London production of Matilda. @Legs_Benedict

Brennyn Lark

Brennyn took over the role of Deena Jones in Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre last year, and boy had she has some pipes on her! She's been blowing audiences away on the Strand and we're hoping this is just the beginning for her career in London. Her other credits include Eponine in Les Miserables on Broadway and Tzipporah in The Prince of Egypt. @BrennynLark

Harriet Bunton

We've been following Harriet for a while now and we're thrilled that she is currently playing Lisa in Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre. Her other credits include Joyce in Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter Theatre), Janet in The Rocky Horror Show (European tour), We Will Rock You (Dominion) and 42nd Street Gala (London Palladium). @harrietbunton ‏ 

Ella Redhead

After training at some of the top Performing Arts Schools, this performer caught our eye and her talent speaks for itself. Ella is currently making her West End debut, boogieing away in Thriller! Live at the Lyric Theatre in London's West End. @ellaredhead

Djalenga Scott

This stunning lady was performing the role of Lily in Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre until she was 6 months pregnant! How crazy is that! We saw Djalenga in Flashdance quite a few years ago and we have been a huge fan of her ever since. Her other credits include Rizzo in Grease (Leicester Curve & Dubai), Lily in Annie (UK Tour), Anita in West Side Story (UK Tour) and Mona in Chicago (Garrick Theatre). @ScottDjalenga

Marsha Songcome

We saw Marsha when she was understudy for Gigi in Miss Saigon and after taking over the role, she's just gone from strength to strength. She is now Standby for Eliza, Angelica and Peggy/Maria in Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Her other credits include Attendant/cover Jasmine in Aladdin (original London cast, Prince Edward Theatre), Gigi in Miss Saigon (Prince Edward Theatre & UK tour), Mimi/cover Gigi in Miss Saigon (original London cast, Prince Edward Theatre), Sophie in Mamma Mia! (Lorensbergsteatern, Sweden) and Rizzo in Grease (Bastionen Kalmar, Sweden). @Marshasongcome

Chrissy Brooke

Chrissy is a beautiful dancer and we can't wait to see her in the upcoming West End production Strictly Ballroom at the Piccadilly Theatre. Her other credits include An American in Paris (Dominion Theatre), Melena in Wicked (UK Tour) and The Ballet Chorus in The Phantom Of The Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre). @Chrissy_Brooke

Alice Ellen Wright

Alice is currently making her West End debut in the London Production of Les Miserables, appearing in the ensemble and understudying the roles of Fantine and Eponine. Her other credits include Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (Capitol Theatre, Horsham), Idina Menzel World Tour (Wembley Arena), Friday Night is Music Night on BBC Radio 2 and Jason Robert Brown & Special Guests (Apollo Theatre, NYMT). @alicewright

Harriet Samuel-Grey

When we saw Young Frankenstein, Harriet absolutely stood out as an ensemble member and she is definitely one to watch. Her other credits include Strictly Come Dancing (Laura Mvula), MOBO Awards (Laura Mvula, Professor Green), The X Factor (ITV). @Harriet_SG

Katie Fox

Photographed by Anna Fowler

Katie is currently tapping away in the West End production of 42nd Street. Her credits include ensemble in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Adelphi), Kate in Legally Blonde (Arts Depot), ensemble/spinster in Lucky Stiff (Sadler’s Wells) and a vocal soloist in Dance Overture (New Wimbledon Theatre). @Katielfox77

5 favourites from our previous list that we just couldn't leave off...

Zizi Strallen

Zizi was featured in our 2017 list and after seeing her stunning performance in Folles at the national we couldn't not give her a mention in this list. She will star in the upcoming West End Musical, Strictly Ballroom, at the Piccadilly Theatre this year. Her other credits include Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins(UK Tour/Dubai) Lana in Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man (UK Tour/Sadler’s Wells), Demeter in Cats (UK Tour/London Palladium), Penny Pingleton in Hairspray (Leicester Curve), Constance in Rock of Ages (Shaftesbury Theatre) and Betty in Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella (Sadler’s Wells/World Tour). @ZiziStrallen

Rachelle Ann Go

Rachelle was featured in our original 2014 list and since then has gone on to star in the Broadway production of Miss Saigon and is currently starring in the London Premiere of Hamilton at the Victoria Palace. Her other credits include Gigi in Miss Saigon (Prince Edward Theatre) and Fantine in Les Miserables (Queens Theatre & Manila). @gorachelleann 

Rosalie Craig

Photographed by Darren Bell

Another one from our original 2014 list, Rosalie is one of the hottest West End stars at the moment. She joins the cast of the Ferryman at the Gielgud Theatre before leading the cast of Company in the gender swapped London revival at the same theatre. Her other credits include Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera (National Theatre), Rosalind in As You Like it (National Theatre), Gabby / Bobbi in City of Angels (Donmar Warehouse), Althea in The Light Princess (National Theatre) and Arwin in The Lord of the Rings (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane). @Rosiemae

Charlotte Gooch

Charlotte was featured in our 2014 list where she was playing the role of Dale Tremont in the touring production of Top Hat, she is about to feature in the upcoming production of Sctrictly Ballroom at the Piccadilly Theatre. Her other credits include Tina Sparkle in Strictly Ballroom The Musical (West Yorkshire Playhouse & Toronto), Dale Tremont in Top Hat (Aldwych Theatre London & UK Tour), Penny Johnson in Dirty Dancing (National Tour, West End revival & the original Berlin) and Margot in Legally Blonde (Korea). @Charlotte_Gooch

Victoria Hamilton-Barritt

A favourite at the Pocket Size Theatre headquarters, Victoria was featured in our 2017 list and is still up there as one of our favourite performers. Her credits include Kate in The Wild Party (The Other Palace), The Narrator in Murder Ballad (Arts theatre, Olivier Nomination), 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
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