Panto debut actress’ star continues to rise

Emily Childs with Skegness Mayor Steve Kirk (left) and Chris Hayes. at the cast photocall for Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs in December. Her star has continued to rise since she won that role.
Emily Childs with Skegness Mayor Steve Kirk (left) and Chris Hayes. at the cast photocall for Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs in December. Her star has continued to rise since she won that role.

AN ACTRESS whose big break came when she won a coveted role at last year’s Skegness pantomime looks set for big things after she won a part in a globe-trotting musical.

Emily Childs was plucked from ‘obscuirty’ last year when she won Lincs FM’s search for a Fairy Fortune in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Skegness.

She saw off stiff competition from several other talented hopefuls to win the coveted role - and went down a treat with audiences when she took to the stage in December.

After completing her stint in the panto Emily, who studies Musical Theatre in Newcastle, was signed up by the agent of one of Lincs FM’s competition judges, Richard Kort.

She was given the chance to audition in London for the touring production of Annie.

And she has now been told the news that she will be jetting off to Hong Kong just days after her degree course finishes in May.

Her proud mum, Sue, said; “She will be assistant stage manager as well as having a part in the swing, and she will also have an understudy role for the Annie production going to Hong Kong at the end of May.

“Emily will complete her musical theatre honours degree course in Newcastle on May 4, and will starting rehearsals in London on May 9 before travelling to Hong Kong with Su Pollard and David McCallister and the rest of the cast on May. 26.

“There will be 31 performances until they return on June 25.

“What a journey Emily is on at the moment! She can hardly believe what has happened so quickly after winning the Find Our Star Competition through Lincs FM,” she added.