TALENTED teenager Chelsea Brownsword is starring in a production this week of Footloose.
The14-year-old, from Bradeley, is playing the principle part of Ariel Moore at the Stoke-on-Trent Repertory Theatre. The Five Towns Theatre production will see the year 10 student at St Margaret Ward High School, who has been rehearsing since June, act in the musical drama about a teenage boy who moves to a town where dancing and rock music have been banned. Chelsea, who started acting at the age of four, said: My mum used to teach me songs and I liked performing from as early as I can remember. My first part, when I was five, was in a performance of Dracula at Hanley's Regent Theatre.
READ REVIEW FOOTLOOSE thesent I like playing different characters. I do get nervous but I love it.
I have to be very dedicated and rehearse during most of my spare time but I just know I want to work in the theatre when I am older. At first it was a bit of fun but once I did Dracula I knew I wanted to do more.
Just before a show you get such a good feeling that I cant explain. It feels incredible to be on stage. Her proud mum, Lorraine Brownsword, aged 43, said: From when she was just two she used to always dress up and dance around acting and singing.
It was all she ever wanted to do and when it came to being on stage she was always really confident and very talented. I love to watch her perform and always go to see her shows with family and friends.
OUR OF AT el.co.uk Chelsea will next play the part of Sandy in the musical Grease in February at the Mitchell Arts Centre in Hanley.
Footloose continues until tomorrow. For tickets, call the box office on 01782 321666.
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