‘Love Is Christmas’ single out now on iTunes, Christmas 2016

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Another amazing experience that I’ve really enjoyed being a part of this year, was recording a Christmas single with West End MT, with all proceeds going to the brilliant organisation Battersea Dogs Home. I was lucky enough to open the track and sing with all of the talented kids who perform at West End MT.

We chose to record Sara Bareilles’ ‘Love Is Christmas’, which is beautifully melodic and poignant, and we even got to shoot a video to accompany the track…

To top it all, Lindsey Page (the principle of West End MT) and I were asked to appear on London Live News to promote the track and talk about the performing arts school. A new experience for me, broadcasting live in a TV studio with all the cameras and lights, and no preparation! I loved it…

I hope the track sells really well as it’s all for a fantastic charity, the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home – an organisation that dedicates its time to looking after and giving a home to cats and dogs that need love and care, often having been neglected.

The track made the top Christmas download chart, even outselling the original. Here’s a link to the track on iTunes … it’s only 99p, all proceeds going to @BDCH.

‘Anderson & Petty’ Concert at the St James Theatre, Christmas 2016

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Christmas has been a little crazy this year. Exciting, fun, festive with plenty of singing. Having last sung back in 2012 for the very talented songwriting-team Mark Petty and Barry Anderson they asked me to sing again in their West End concert at the St James’s Theatre, in aid of the ‘Make A Difference Trust’. And to make it more special they asked me if I would sing the same song – Santa You’re Still My Friend – albeit this time as the older sister.

I sang alongside Ilan Galkoff, who played my naughty brother, and the very cute Harriet Turnbull, playing my cheeky, younger sister! We had such fun singing together in rehearsals and the night itself went off perfectly… Ilan and Harriet were both brilliant.

And what a night… some of the most amazingly talented West End stars were there, each singing an ‘Anderson and Petty’ number, including Natasha Barnes, Amy Lennox, Gloria Onitiri and Katie Brayben to name just a few. There was such a great atmosphere at the venue and I managed to take some photos with some of my favourite singers/actresses. It was also great to work with the wonderful Simon Beck, Musical Director for the evening.

So a final and BIG shout out to the wonderful writing duo Mark Petty and Barry Anderson for inviting me to take part in this great event 🙂

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Pretty Outrageous The Movie 2016

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Over the Summer I filmed ‘Pretty Outrageous’ in Los Angeles. My first feature film. What an incredible experience… Summer 2016, my best Summer so far!!!

I was so lucky to have worked with an amazing cast of really talented actors and actresses. The film focuses on a group of girls who have moved to LA and what happens during their first Summer out of school. Forming a new band, playing modern country, they enter a competition in the hope of winning the grand finale… that’s all I should say for now. Spoiler alert!

We filmed the movie in lots of different locations, but especially around one of my favourite places in LA, Hermosa Beach. You can imagine, such a beautiful location with amazing weather, waves, sand and retro ice cream parlours. I really miss being there now. And I especially miss the other girls in the band; Isabella Blake Thomas, Scarlett Rayner and Ladybird Ward.

I play the role of Amy, one of the band members. There’s a few photos of us in my behind-the-scenes photo gallery. We worked with some amazing and really well known kids, based in LA. All so talented, and lovely at the same time; Olivia Sanabia, Gabe Eggerling, Jake Brennan, Cassie Brennan, Michelle Moores, to name a few. And an equally brilliant adult cast; Dan Richardson (we couldn’t have asked for a funnier actor to play Uncle Wayne), Cameron Bright, Georgia Hair, Charlie Wright and Franklin Vanderbilt who was our band’s drummer – this was one of the most exciting moments for me as Franklin is a famous drummer in his own right who plays with some real music legends, like Lenny Kravitz and Slash of Guns N’ Roses. Now that’s Rock & Roll!!

I also want to say a special thank you to our brilliant Director, Elizabeth Blake Thomas. She was an inspiration to us all. Calm, focused, always smiling and just brilliant to work with… as was her dog, Chai, who was always on set and somehow worked her way into getting a role in the film!

The film is now in post production, so I’m looking forward to seeing the final result. More news on that to follow…

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Feature in The Sunday Telegraph, July 12th 2015

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On the 12th July I was featured in The Sunday Telegraph magazine, called Stella. The article was about my school, Sylvia Young Theatre School and focused on some of the girls who attend the school. I was the youngest of the girls chosen to feature. The article talked about the importance of our education and working hard, alongside studying acting, singing and dancing which I love. I was interviewed by the Telegraph journalists, which was a great experience, and I was able to talk about the shows I’ve appeared in and my Olivier nomination for best supporting actress. It was great to see the story appear online as well as being published in the Telegraph magazine, and now that my next personal challenge has been printed in black and white I’m definitely going to have to learn to cry on cue!!!

Olivier Awards night, Sunday 12th April 2015

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I had such an amazing time at the Olivier awards last Sunday. It was such a fantastic experience walking the red carpet, and soooo much fun!!! I’ve included some shots taken inside the The Royal Opera House and a clip of us being interviewed by WhatsOnStage. It’s a shame we didn’t win the Olivier award for ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’ but that’s ok because it went to Angela Lansbury, who is such an icon in TV and theatre. I was able to get a photo with her, after the ceremony, which I’ve included.

The Nether finishes on Saturday, the 25th April. It’s been such an amazing play to be involved with and I’m sad its coming to an end, but I am looking forward to working on another exciting project very soon 🙂

Olivier Awards Nominee Lunch, 2015

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I had such a great day on Tuesday 31st March, as I was invited to the Olivier Awards Nominee lunch.  First we arrived at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a press photo call and then we went on to the Haymarket Hotel for lunch. I had a lot of fun meeting and chatting with some of the other nominees, as well as spending time with Izzy, Perdy and Zoe, who are nominated with me for ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’, for Iris in The Nether. The play is nominated for four Olivier awards, which is amazing, and I’m really pleased for everyone involved in the production because all of their hard work has been recognised.

We even got to have some photos taken in front of the Olivier backdrop and statue. I’ve included some of my Mum’s photos in the slideshow below and here’s a link to the official event gallery… http://bit.ly/1CAHOjv

I’ll let you know how things go next Sunday and ITV are even televising highlights later that evening!!

There are only four weeks left now in The Nether’s run at the Duke of York Theatre, in St. Martins Lane. It’s been such an incredible experience playing Iris and I’m really going to enjoy the last of my performances. No doubt I’ll miss the show, the actors, the production and my friends playing Iris… so much!!!

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My role as Iris in ‘The Nether’ is Olivier nominated!!

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Since The Nether transferred to the Duke of York Theatre in the West End, in February of this year, I have been playing the role of Iris. It’s been a really exciting part for me to play and very different from the West End musical roles I have played so far. It’s a really serious acting role, which also requires me to have an American accent throughout. I’m really loving it.

The Nether was written by the brilliant American playwright, Jennifer Haley, and the West End adaptation has been Directed by Jeremy Herrin, through Headlong productions. I get to play alongside some really amazing actors… David Calder, Amanda Hale, Stanley Townsend, and Ivano Jeremiah – the reviews we’ve been getting have been fantastic – they are all so talented!! My role as Iris is played in rotation with Isabella Pappas and Perdie Hibbins. Zoe Brough also played Iris, before I started, during the preview shows. All the girls have been really great and we are all very supportive of each other.

The play is set in 2050 and is a futuristic crime drama that explores the whole world of virtual reality, and what it would be like if we began living our lives virtually rather than in the real world. My character plays an avatar in this virtual world – which is called The Nether. The set is truly incredible, designed by Es Devlin, and brings this virtual world to life so cleverly. If you would like to know more about the play here’s a link… http://thenethertheplay.co.uk


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The really exciting part though has been the recent Olivier nomination. I can’t believe that we’ve been nominated for ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’. It’s going to be such an exciting night, to walk the red carpet and be a part of the Olivier Awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House!!!

Here’s a few photos too, of me in the role of Iris, as well as some shots taken with the Director, Producer and cast at the opening night party.

I will let you all know about my exciting experience at the Olivier Awards in April!!!