Wednesday, November 21

Corrie's Vicky Entwistle on Joining LesMis

Vicky Entwistle joins Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre next January to take over the role of Madame Thenardier.

Vicky is best known as the loudmouth factory worker Janice Battersby in Coronation Street but according to the Sunday People she is looking forward to her new career in the West End and it seems unlikely she will appear on the cobbles again.

She wants to move on from Janice and tackle Shakespeare saying: "I would like to shake off Janice. I love her but I want to spread my wings. I have to prove myself again as an actor. I will always be grateful to Coronation Street. I had a great time there”.

She has turned down lucrative offers for reality TV shows because she wants to be taken seriously as a performer.

Vicky has been having singing lessons for her role in Les Miserables saying "I went to see the production team in April saw a piano and instantly went into a panic because I've never done any training to be a singer. I'm very much out of my comfort zone but that's why I want to do it. When I was offered it I went, 'Yes!' This is not something you'd get handed because you've been in a soap opera. I had to go and see them five or six times and show I'd improved each time."

You can see Vicky as Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables at London's Queen's Theatre from January 28th -June15th 2013.

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