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Rita Simons is best known for playing Roxy Mitchell in BBC’s Eastenders and is one of Britain’s best loved TV actresses. She won Most Popular Newcomer at the National Television Awards and other awards and nominations include Best Newcomer at the Digital Spy Soap Awards, Best Onscreen Partnership for her character partnership with Ronnie Mitchell played by Samantha Womack, Best Newcomer at the TV Now awards, a nomination for Best Newcomer at the 2008 British Soap Awards and Best Newcomer at the 2008 Inside Soap Awards.
In Spring 2012, Rita was the subject of a major documentary film Rita Simons:My Daughter, Deafness and Me made by Leopard Films for primetime BBC1. Rita actively supports the charity RNID.
Her theatre credits include Hairspray (London Coliseum), Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Apollo), and Legally Blonde (UK tour).
Hairspray Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and big dreams. Can she make it on the local TV dance show, win the heart of teen heartthrob Link Larkin and bring everyone together – whatever their colour, size or hairdo? Well if you want a change, you’ve really got to shake things up! With the original award-winning creativ...
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Legally Blonde Touring the UK again following a 2017 tour, which received â â â â â critical acclaim, EastEnders’ Rita Simons, Lucie Jones and Bill Ward, star of Coronation Street and Emmerdale, are back starring in the sparkling new production of the smash-hit musical, Legally Blonde The Musical. An all singing, all dancing romantic comedy...
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into...
Something to look forward to! Hairspray has nabbed new dates for its coronavirus-cancelled run this spring at English National Opera's London Coliseum.
Have we got news for you. Paul Merton will make his West End musical debut as Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray at the London Coliseum from 23 April to 30 August 2020, as full casting is announced. We can’t wait to see him strutting his stuff in the new production alongside his onstage wife, as played by Michael Ball who reprises his Olivier Award-winning role.