NAME: Nicole Connell
CHARACTER: Science Officer
BY DAY I.....spend half of my week looking after my 2 year old Daughter, which involves trips to many different parks, Gymnastics, Swimming and watching A LOT of Frozen! The other half of my week is spent being a self employed virtual assistant, which mainly involves doing admin duties for people that don't have the time to do it themselves!
BY NIGHT I.....Co-run 'Simply Theatre' who are now in their 10th year and looking forward to kicking off their next production 'Sister Act'. I also sit on the Woking Drama Association committee as the Publicity Officer and we are now looking to start organising the 60th Woking Drama Festival. I am also part of the committee who are trying to re-launch Woking Youth Theatre. So as you can see, my 'spare' time is mostly taking up with LOTS of drama (the good kind).
FAVOURITE SONG FROM THE SHOW AND WHY? This is quite difficult because I have a few. I love listening to Wipeout because it's such a great tune but I love singing 'Go Now' especially with the wonderful backing vocals courtesy of the cast.
PAST SHOWS INCLUDE: Little Shop of Horrors, Return to the Forbidden Planet, West Side Story, Oklahoma, Habeas Corpus, Into the Woods, The Hot Mikado, Grease, Me and My Girl, A Streetcar Named Desire and Salad Days, to name a few favourites.
FAVOURITE/MOST MEMORABLE/EMBARRASSING MOMENT STAGE: My most recent favourite moment was being nominated for Best Actress at both Woking and Leatherhead Drama Festivals and scooping the Runner Up award for our entry at Woking. An hour long play, with just two characters is a LOT of lines to learn and I spent 75% of the play on hands and knees, so it felt well deserved.
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