AFTER NANCY, RACHEL IS READY TO ROCK THE WEST END
Friday, July 11, 2008
By Vicky Shaw (Belfast Telegraph)
Northern Ireland’s I’d Do Anything star Rachel Tucker has landed her first leading lady West End role in We Will Rock You. She will take over the part of sassy rebel Meat in Queen and Ben Elton’s hit musical at London’s Dominion Theatre from mid-September.
Rachel said: “It is a dream part. We Will Rock You is one of my favourite shows.
“I first saw it when I was a student at the Royal Academy and loved it. I am beside myself with excitement. I just can’t believe it.”
Belfast-raised Tucker narrowly missed out on a place in the final of the BBC1 show to find a Nancy to star in a West End production of musical Oliver! Jodie Prenger was later crowned Nancy in the final.
Broadway star Kerry Ellis — one of Tucker’s biggest supporters on I’d Do Anything — used to play the part of Meat.