A Port Talbot actress is to star in a new stage musical.
Lauren Drew, pictured, is preparing to perform in the premiere this month (April) of The Musician.
She said: “I’m thrilled to be involved with The Musician – it’s an amazing new story and the music’s brilliant.
“Ticket sales are going really well and I can’t wait to get started after all the build-up and rehearsals.”
Producer Richard Burman said: “We’re lucky to have Lauren on board; she brings great talent and dynamism.
“We’re also thankful to have Coastal (Creating Opportunities and Skills Teams Alliance) as our main backer.
“Their patron is port Talbot’s very own Michael Sheen.”
Sheen said: “The Musician covers subjects that are very dear to me and I wish the cast and the show, the very best of luck for the run.”
The Musician is due to open at Swansea’s Taliesin Arts Centre for a four-night run on April 24.
Co-writer is Dai Smith, a former member of Welsh band The Storys who toured with Sir Elton John.
The Musician is the story of a singer/songwriter rising up the charts but struggling with tangled relationships.
Lauren Drew has been performing for the majority of her life.
She has had experience in many styles of dance from the age of three.
She now works as a Las Vegas showgirl with the professional Adam Marks, Las Vegas Legends show as a dancer/singer.
At 14, Lauren successfully auditioned at West Glamorgan Youth Theatre Company and took part in two productions.
She attended Neath Port Talbot College on a musical theatre course and completed her course with a triple grade distinction. During her time at the college, she played many leading roles such as Eponine in Les Miserables, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Sandy in Grease and Eva Peron in Evita.
She was chosen to compete in the bursary competition as the most promising singer in Neath Port Talbot and won the competition.
Later, she sang alongside the Neath Male Voice Choir and female trio Ellysium III.
After She completed her course, she auditioned for drama schools in London and has been accepted into the renowned Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She plans a move to London to study musical theatre in September.
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