In April 2001 a little girl appeared in our production of “Blitz” at the Central Theatre. I think she was four at the time, but she took to the stage like a “duck to water”. This was the beginning of Katie’s love of performing and she has appeared in a few of our other productions with us over the years. For the last six months, she has been appearing as young Cossette at the Queens Theatre, London in “Les Miserables“. This run has just come to an end, but before it finished quite a few members of the Three Towns managed to see one of her performances. I was lucky enough to go and we would all like to say ” Congratulations and Very Well Done” to you Katie……….you were superb!
Jill Gosden – February 2008
Update – May 2009
In her first ever performance on stage, one of the songs Katie sang was in our production of “Blitz” when the children were evacuated – “We’re going to the Country”.
Well, Katie didn’t go to the country but made her way to the London stage. After having performed very well in “Les Mis” as young Cossette, she auditioned for a part as one of the ballet dancers in “Billy Elliot”….and was successful!
For the first few months, Katie was one of the smaller girls in the dance school named Alison Summers but now has a bigger speaking / singing part in the show, playing Keeley Gibson. Some of us from Three Towns went to see her perform a couple of Saturday’s ago and once again would like to say “well done” Katie…..we thoroughly enjoyed watching you. It is nice to know that with hard work and dedication, Katie is succeeding in her ambition.