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Technicolor dream comes true for star

PUBLISHED: 12:30 26 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:22 05 July 2010

Tara Bethan who is playing the narrator in Joseph at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft

Tara Bethan who is playing the narrator in Joseph at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft

THE last few months have been "amazing" for a star of a top musical that visits Lowestoft next week.

Tara Bethan plays the role of the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

THE last few months have been “amazing” for a star of a top musical that visits Lowestoft next week.

Tara Bethan plays the role of the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

Bill Kenwright's touring production has been receiving the plaudits all over the country and on Monday it opens at Lowestoft's Marina Theatre.

Playing the Narrator means that Tara is on the stage more than any other cast member.

“I am only off the stage for one song and that is when I have my tea break,” she said.

The tour started in June and carries on to January next year playing at some of the country's most prestigious venues including the Empire at Sunderland, the Grand at Blackpool and the Grand Opera House at Belfast.

“We often play two shows a day so life has been hectic to say the least.

“But I am loving it and would not want it any other way,” said 24-year-old Tara.

Lowestoft is one of the smallest theatres to host the show and for Tara it will mean visiting a part of the country she is not familiar with.

“I grew up in Rhyl in Wales and have never visited Suffolk before.

“I know it is a beautiful part of the country and I am looking forward to the show being at Lowestoft,” she said.

Tara always wanted to be in musical and trained at the Redroofs Theatre School.

However, when she was 18 years old she was offered the chance to appear in a soap opera on Welsh television.

“I enjoyed appearing in the soap opera and also as a presenter on Welsh television but I decided I wanted to return to musical theatre,” she said.

Tara returned to London and also auditioned for the role of Nancy in BBC television's “I'd Do Anything” when for the first time she reached a national audience.

“I got into the final ten and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

“When I left the programme I went straight into Joseph and I have not stopped since,” she said.

Tara stars with Craig Chalmers and Anthony Hansen from another hit BBC television show “Any Dream Will Do”.

“We are all loving starring in such a great show with superb songs and music and hope the audiences at Lowestoft have a good time,” said Tara.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, from Monday to Saturday, October 4. For performance times and tickets contact the theatre box office on 01502 533200.

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