Chorley Capers changed my life! My guide leader suggested that I join in and I had no idea that I was in the first ever Chorley Capers. Marjorie Coles chose me to sing ‘Tomorrow’ from Annie and I was so excited. It meant so much to me. I continued to work in theatre for most of my life to date. I ended up studying at The Arts Educational Schools in London. I only stopped professional work four years ago. I was in Under The Market Roof in Chorley in 2017 and this was my last professional role to date. I loved working in theatre and I still hope to return to amateur theatre when things return to normal. I also lived next door to Leslie Nicholson as a child! Small world!
Chorley Capers was where it all started for me. It was an amazing opportunity. Things, for me, were pretty tough growing up but this was a huge escape and I have such fond memories. Rehearsals were so exciting. I experienced much joy and gained a great deal of confidence.
I may have some old photos. I’ll see if I can find any. We didn’t have cameras in those days, did we!