Lauren's debut for the society in 1999 was a non-speaking but none-the-less critical part as Dick Whittington's cat (Dick conveniently being played by her mother).
The following year she landed a small part in Dorking Dramatic and Operatic Society's major production of Oliver in the Dorking Halls as one of the workhouse children / Fagin's gang. Towards the end of 2000 she made her second appearance for Ockley Dramatic Society, this time with a speaking and singing role, in "In a Street".
February 2001 saw Lauren appearing at the Hawth in Crawley as Pepper in the Company of Friends' production of Annie. In May of the same year she was on stage again, this time with the St. Marks Players who are based in Reigate. This was their production of "A School House Murder". Her mother had the lead role, so she tried hard not to steal too many scenes.
The start of 2002 saw her in her first title role (OK, it was Mary, one of the two babes in Babes in the Wood). This was a (very professional) production by the Chessington (Orchard) Players at the Epsom Playhouse.
Lauren attends school in Dorking but still finds time to study musical theatre and dance at the Centre Stage Theatre School. We believe she has a bright future and hope she will remember it was us that gave her her first break.
Last updated 4th August 2002.
|Tommy, the Cat
|In a Street
|Understudy - Azuriel