In her 28th year with the society, Rebecca was thrilled to be cast as Philia in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, stretching her acting abilities into the comedy arena.
Rehearsals have been a complete contrast to those for A Tale of Two Cities, in which she played the seamstress and was required to cry on demand before being beheaded, sometimes three or four times a night!
Rebecca said: “Philia is ditsy, dizzy and delightful all rolled into one pink and blonde bubble and it’s been fun playing a character that’s so different from anything I’ve done recently. It’s also lovely to playing opposite my husband Ed again who takes the role of Philia’s love-struck admirer Hero.”
Rebecca is continuing a lifetime of performing with the society having taken her first role as the youngest princess in the King and I at just four years old. She went on to enjoy many more shows and pantomimes in the children’s chorus including Annie, Oliver and the Music Man, in which she undertook her first small role as Janey – the raisin munching bookworm!
Since then she has performed principal roles including Frederika in A Little Night Music, April in Company, Kate Mullins in Titanic, Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof, Isabel in Scrooge and Flaemmchen in Grand Hotel.
Rebecca’s other passion is dancing and she is proud to have performed for the society under the tutelage of both Kathleen Knox and Janet Dixon (who also happens to be her mum) featuring in the society’s team of dancers in many of her previous shows.