AT six she was the UK 'Star Toddler' and
since then 17year-old Victoria College student Amy Harper has
gone on to star in numerous school productions such as 'Calamity
Jane' and 'Guys and Dolls'.
However this month will see her tackle her
most challenging role to date when she takes centre stage as
Peggy Sawyer in the New Lyric Company's production of 42nd
This will be Amy's first major role with the
company. But when she joined in September did she have any idea
come the November auditions she would find herself as leading
"Definitely not. Going to the auditions in
November I was the first timer, the youngest one there against
all these seasoned professionals," she said.
Amy plans to attend University and study
musical theatre. She hopes to pass the Royal Academy of London's
audition and that of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
"It will be like the audition Billy Elliot
had in the movie where he had to impress a panel of judges," she
added. What about nerves? She said this would not be an issue:
"Reading in assembly on the other hand - now that scares me,"
'42nd Street' runs from Tuesday April 17 to
Saturday April 21 at 7.30pm with an additional Saturday Matinee