TWO YOUNG actors have landed major roles in a favourite musical after fighting off stiff competition in an audition.
Rui Greaves, from Bromsgrove, and Daisy Green, from Great Park, Rubery, will star as brother and sister Jeremy and Jemima Potts in the hit musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
The two All and Sundry Theatre School members will be performing alternative nights between June 26 and June 30 at the New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham.
John Spencer, chairman of Birmingham’s BMOS Musical Theatre Company, said: “The talent that we saw blew us away and whittling the list down was incredibly difficult.
The roles the children play are certainly not for the faint-hearted – they hardly leave the stage throughout the entire show.
“The demands on them and the opportunity are huge, but we’re very confident that each of them will completely wow the audiences.”
Daisy, who also attends Bromsgrove’s Stage Door Dance Academy, and Rui have previously performed on stage together and will now meet on stage again, as brother and sister, alongside the all singing, all dancing cast.
The musical, which will be celebrating the 50th anniversary since the original 1968 film staring Dick Van Dyke, is being jointly staged by Birmingham’s BMOS Musical Theatre Company and the Midland Concert Orchestra.
To mark the 50th anniversary, this is also the first time in the musical’s history that it has been licensed for performance by amateur companies in the UK.
Visit www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham/ for more on the production.