SHOP worker Nicola Guest has been booked to perform a one-woman show – after her boss overheard her singing at work.
The 23-year-old, from Earlswood, will be appearing at the Stratford Fringe Festival tomorrow (Saturday).
She recently started work at the Falstaff Experience – a museum which is taking part in the lively, nine-day event.
“They heard me singing to myself in the shop window one afternoon, probably a song from a musical,” said Nicola.
“There was a live band booked to perform at the festival, but when they pulled out, they asked me if I’d like to step in.”
A former Henley High School pupil, Nicola will be performing a 40 minute medley of “songs from the shows.”
She’s busy practising for her first solo gig, though she’s no stranger to the stage – as a member of the Peterbrook Players.
Earlier this year she appeared in the drama troupe’s sell-out production of Oliver!
“I’d taken a drama A level and studied at Kent University, but when I left I missed it an awful lot,” she explained.
“That’s why I wanted to get involved in an am-dram group, my real passion is performing.”
Currently completing her degree with the Open University, Nicola’s juggling work, studying, and singing.
You can catch the Songs from the Shows at the Falstaff Experience.
Tickets are available on 01789298070.