Published:
August 4, 2017
Burnham theatre performer Clare Hunter set for her 19th stage show

A talented Burnham-On-Sea theatre performer is set to take to the stage in her 19th production.

Clare Hunter, 33, has been dancing, singing and acting since she was aged three.

She will be performing in Weston Operatic Society's production of Shout, 'the Mod Musical' at St Jude's Theatre from Tuesday 15th to Friday 18th August.

It's set in London in the 60s and follows the lives of five women in their 20s and 30s who all face situations, usually involving relationships.

Throughout the story all five women send letters to Gwendolyn Holmes, an advice columnist for the magazine 'Shout'. Her advice isn't always what you'd hope!

"I'm thrilled to be playing Red girl in a small, but very talented, cast," says Clare. "The musical score features huge hits such as Son of a Preacher Man, These Boots are Made for Walking, Shout, Downtown, Wishin' and Hopin' and You Don't Have to Say You Love Me; the show is certain to have your toes tapping all night!"

The show will mark Clare's 19th full musical show with the society over her 17 years as a member.

"I have performed both locally and across the world with amateur groups and as a professional entertainer," she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

"Performing has been my love from a very early age when I took to the stage as Shirley temple and Annie, tap dancing and singing in the Bridgwater Carnival concerts, and talent shows across the country."

"I've performed with the award-winning Coastline Players of Brean, taking on lead roles and choreographing and directing their pantomimes, winning awards for best villain, outstanding performance and contributing towards best village pantomime awards for the club."

"My favourite genre of performing has always been musical theatre and I have loved being on stage at many beautiful venues including the Princess Theatre in Burnham-On-Sea, the Playhouse and Blakehay in Weston, the town hall stage in Bridgwater and most recently the McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater."

"I have had the pleasure taking on some fabulous roles over the years with my groups - Weston Operatic Society - some of my favourites including Irene in Crazy for You, Sylvia in Stepping out, and most recently Louise in Gypsy which earned me a nomination for best actress with the Somerset Fellowship of Drama at their annual awards evening."

"I have also performed with Bridgwater Operatic Society, playing Penny in Hairspray (2015) and most recently Maggie in their 2017 Spring production of 42nd Street. I even managed to get through the last two shows tap dancing on a broken toe!"

"A personal recent highlight for me was interviewing Strictly Come Dancing winner and Holby City star Tom Chambers at the Princess Theatre in Burnham, even managing to tap dance with him!"

The show will be performed from 15th-19th August at St Jude's Theatre in Weston-Super-Mare.

Those interested in grabbing a ticket can visit the ticket hotline on 01934 420006 or contacting tickets@westonoperatic.org

 


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