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Liverpool Theatre School graduate to star in SIX, which is on at Liverpool Empire this week


Natalie Pilkington, who trained in professional musical theatre at Liverpool Theatre School, is set to appear at the city’s Empire Theatre this week (12-16 April) in the cast of the multi-award winning musical phenomenon SIX.

The talented Liverpool Theatre School graduate, who recently made her West End debut as Catherine of Aragon in SIX at the Vaudeville Theatre, is currently performing to sold-out audience nationwide in the UK tour of the smash hit musical, now booking through to 2023.

The show, written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, follows the six wives of Henry VIII as they take to the mic to tell their own personal tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power.

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Speaking on returning to Merseyside in the UK Tour of SIX, Natalie said:

“Joining the cast of SIX is proof that dreams really do come true and I’m really looking forward to coming back to Liverpool as part of such an incredible show. I have some wonderful memories of training at Liverpool Theatre School and of the Empire Theatre, it’s going to be epic to bring SIX to audiences in the city.”

Liverpool Theatre School Principal, Maxine Ellis, is looking forward to watching Natalie perform in SIX. She said:

“Nothing makes me more proud than seeing Liverpool Theatre School students and graduates on stage and I can’t wait to see Natalie perform in SIX at the Empire Theatre.

“She is extremely talented and we’re all absolutely thrilled she is now performing to sold-out audiences around the country as part of such a magnificent show. I am also delighted to hear she made her West End debut as Catherine of Aragon a few weeks ago, she deserves every success.”

Natalie completed a three-year elite musical theatre training programme at the school before embarking on a career as a professional performer.

Patrons of the school include dance legend, Wayne Sleep OBE, and renowned West End theatre producer, Bill Kenwright CBE, and it provides full-time professional training in musical theatre, dance and acting.  All full-time BTEC and Trinity accredited courses at Liverpool Theatre School are designed to give young people the skills they need to succeed in the performing arts industry.

The Ofsted ‘outstanding’ Theatre School is currently inviting talented young performers to audition for its next elite training programme, starting in September, which has a number of fully-funded places and bursaries available.

To register an interest or to book a place at the auditions on Saturday 14 May at Liverpool Theatre School, please email: [email protected].

Feature image credit: Johan Persson

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