Gabriella in Year 7 describes going to her first audition for Annie and having to sing “A Little Bit of You and Me” from the musical Frozen, but in an American accent. She must have done it very well, as she went on to win the part of one of the orphans, July, and joined the UK touring production in the summer with five weeks of rehearsals.
“I love singing and performing,” she told us. “It’s great if the theatre is full and I like working with Craig Revel Horwood (Miss Hannigan) who is really nice even though he makes his character really scary!”.
On tour Gabriella performs in nine shows per week on a three week rotation. She will be appearing on stage until the end of November 2023 (including in the nearby production at the Wimbledon Theatre) and then begins rehearsals for a role in the pantomine, Sleeping Beauty working alongside Carrie Hope Fletcher.
“Break a leg” to both from everyone at Putney High!