rs-gct-017The first lady of musical theatre, Rebecca Storm, recently visited Belfast School of Performing Arts where she launched the open auditions for the school’s forthcoming production of Les Miserables and announced her first tour of Northern Ireland.

Rebecca, who next year will mark 30 years in the business, is best known for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables at the Barbican Theatre as well as a long running career as Mrs Johnston in Blood Brothers.

Her tour will bring her to Newtownabbey’s Theatre at the Mill on May 4 th, Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on May 10th, the Waterside Theatre in Derry on May 11th, An Granian, Letterkenny on May 19th, Armagh’s Marketplace on May 29th, the Ardhowen Enniskillen on May 30th , the Riverside in Coleraine on May 31st, and concluding at The Burnavon Theatre on June 1st.rs-gct-012Artistic Director of Belfast School of Performing Arts, James Huish was delighted to welcome Rebecca to Belfast where she met some musical stars of the future. He said:

“Our school is dedicated to musical theatre, and we pride ourselves in focusing on all three of the essential elements of the performing arts that are key to success in the industry.

We were delighted to welcome Rebecca Storm and allow our children to work with professionals in the theatre business. We look forward to her tour and a return visit to our school where she will be special guest at our production of Les Miserables. ”

For more information on Rebecca’s tour of Northern Ireland, visit rebeccastorm.com.

To find out more about Belfast School of Performing Arts production of Les Miserables which will take place at The Mac Theatre in August, visit thebspa.co.uk