I've got a secret...

I've got a secret. Well, it's only a secret if you don't know me in ''real life''. It's something that I have never really spoken about on my blog but as its going to make me a little absent on here in the next couple of weeks I thought it only fair to let you in on what I am getting up to.

I love drama! Not Eastenders style ''you ain't my muvvvaaaa!!!'' drama but being on stage type drama. I have danced since I was about 3 years old and starting singing and doing acting classes when I was about 5 and I have loved it ever since then.
Playing the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella

As I went through school I was always involved in the school plays and then went on to study performing arts at college but when I started to work full time I missed being on stage so much. I was then introduced to a wonderful performing arts group that over the years have become like a little family to me. Almost every year for the past 10 years (not last year as Bubba was only 4 months old) I have been involved in one way or another with putting together an epic pantomime that we perform in the February half term. Panto in February may seem weird but its not..the weather is always pants so it is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained for a couple of hours. I love being involved! The best part for me is when you see the kids out in the audience and how much they really do believe that everything that is going on on the stage is 100% real!!

Tinkerbell (ON HEELEYS!!) in Peter Pan

Over the years I have played numerous different parts...from fairies to baddies but this year I am going back to one of my favourite parts to play, the princess :) I love being a princess..lets be honest..who doesn't want to pretend to be a princess twice a day for a week! But, having a main role in a show like this means that a certain level of commitment is required. Currently I am rehearsing for 6 hours on a Sunday and sometimes week nights too. The week of the show we rehearse Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and then have 2 shows a day from Wednesday to Saturday. It is hard work but I love it and I love the people that I do it with.
This means that for the next couple of weeks I may not be around on the blog as often and I may be posting some random pictures on social media but just go with it...normal service will resume after half term week :)
Sleeping Beauty (I was 2 months pregnant in this!)

If you are around the Southend area and want to come and see this years panto of Aladdin then check out the link here to get your tickets or you can email tickets@merlin-productions.co.uk or phone 07779906040

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