actresses return to the stage for Singin' in the Rain
actors Clare Hunter and Felicity Berry are performing the classic
'Singin' in the Rain' at The McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater this
and Clare are no strangers to the stage, both coming from families
with performance backgrounds.
duo - better known as Floss and Clarey Fairy to friends and family
- came together on stage for the first time in Weston Operatic Societys
'Crazy for You' in 2015 just after Clare joined Bridgwater Operatic
Society for their production of 'Hairspray'.
both grew up attending Jenny Taylors School of Dance and competed
in Junior Arts Festivals.
performed with Bridgwater show choir and now choreographs for the
Tacchi-Morris Show Choir.
went on to perform across the country with her tap dancing before
travelling the globe as an entertainer with First Choice, TUI and
Park Dean Holiday Resorts.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, Clare said: "We have both played Tuptim
for our respective operatic societies and have grown up sharing
a mutual passion for musical theatre and dance, especially tap!"
had known Flosss grandparents, John and Jenny Groves, for
years through the festivals, and her Mum played my mum in Hairspray!"
got talking about our favourite musicals and she told me hers was
Crazy for you. Thats how she became a member of WOS in 2015."
few months later Floss and I asked Jenny to help us prepare for
an audition, the three of us in the music room worked on harmonies
and scenes and in August 2016 we were thrilled to play June and
Louise in GYPSY along with MUSES' Director Cameron for WOS at the
Blakehay Theatre in WSM."
Clare and Floss continue to perform in show with both Weston operatic
and Bridgwater Operatic, and last year the girls performed together
alongside some of the finest dancing talent in the South West in
BOSs 42nd Street.
girls are thrilled to be returning to the McMillan theatre this
month with MUSES TP for a production of Singin in the
Rain. Muses, which was created and launched by theatre lover Cameron
Isherwood, who has performed throughout Somerset with several musical
theatre and pantomime groups including WOS and Wayfarers pantomime
society, has enjoyed success with past productions including Soho
Cinders and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels also performed at the McMillan.
in the Rain will be an exciting production for Muses to undertake,
directed and produced by Cameron featuring a wealth of talent across
added: "What I love about performing in amateur societies nowadays
is that you get to meet such a diverse group of talented people,
we all have our quirks and specialities, and over the years Ive
been lucky to make some amazing friends and family through musical
is powered by Camerons passion for musical theatre and to
entertain, to bring happiness to our audiences and enjoyment to
those performing on stage. Its infectious."
grew up with many of the cast members of Singin in the Rain,
whether it was in Carnival concerts in Bridgwater, competing in
junior Arts or sharing the stage growing through the Oppitts into
the adults of WOS. By joining together in one production you learn
from each other and grow as a performer. This production is full
of comedy, music, drama and dance numbers to die for!"
said: "I'm thrilled to have such a diverse talented group on
board who have been working tirelessly to help create my vision
for this iconic rom com. It's safe to say I have a great friendship
with both Felicity and Clare and I love the energy and imagination
they both bring to the production."
only is Felicity performing in the show, but she is taking on the
role of choreographer alongside Samantha Aylott who is also playing
has played lead roles such as Sally Smith in Me and My Girl for
WOS, and has choreographed productions for both the adult and junior
section of the society including Cats, Spamalot and Half a Sixpence.
off the production team is Musical maestro and extraordinary talent
Lennox, who has performed across the country in all walks of theatre
from opera to rock, from the South West to the West End.
also started playing for the junior section of the WOS The
Oppitts years ago before going on to such success. He has
MDd for WOS 2017 award winning productions SHOUT! The
Mod Musical and Half a Sixpence, and is now taking the post of Musical
Director for their autumn production of CATS at the Playhouse in
October and for BOSs 2019 spring production of Sister Act.
Needless to say, Singin' In The Rain is in very capable hands!"
and Floss are both looking forward to dancing together again on
the McMillan Stage and hope to continue working together in future
us both having busy jobs, our musical theatre family is a huge part
of our lives and we couldnt be who we are without them!"
in the Rain run from Wednesday, June 20 to Sunday, June 24 at the
McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater.
more information and to book tickets visit mcmillantheatre.com
or call the box office on 01278 556677.