Summer Strallen Fans

A page dedicated to the talented West End star, Summer Strallen.

Actress Summer Strallen, 28, talks magpies, musical reality TV shows and New Year’s resolutions Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-2528539/Actress-Summer-Strallen-28-talks-magpies-musical-reality-TV-shows-New-Years-resolutions

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You’ve been nominated for four Olivier Awards, but haven’t yet won. Is it a case of ‘always the bridesmaid’?
No – it’s so cool to have been nominated! I look on the Oliviers as a chance to dress up in a gown and go along with my boyfriend [actor Oliver Walker] and meet some wonderful people.
Your three sisters all act, too. Are you competitive?
Not really, because we’re all quite different. What’s great is that we each know what the other is going through at any time. We do put pressure on ourselves but even if you’re thinking, ‘I should be doing what she’s doing’, another sister will say, ‘Don’t worry; you’re doing fine as you are.’
Would you ever work together as a family?
We’d absolutely love to once we’ve all established ourselves in our own way. We’d be so excited that there would need to be some serious yoga and meditation beforehand to calm us down or it’d be chaos!
Would you be interested in a role in the film version of Cats?
Oh my goodness, absolutely! My aunt Bonnie Langford was in the original cast and my parents were also in it, so it holds a lot of memories. I would jump at the chance.
What was starring in Hollyoaks like?
It was a publicity stunt for my role in The Sound of Music at the London Palladium in 2008. My character won the part of Maria just as I was going into the real production. Andrew Lloyd Webber dreamed up the idea with [Hollyoaks executive producer] Tony Wood over a boozy lunch.
Would you do another soap?
I don’t think so – I’ve ticked that one off my bucket list now. I like to have a different experience with each role, to learn as much as I can. So to do something like Downton Abbey would be amazing – so different from my role in Land Girls.
What do you think of musical reality shows?
When I was younger, I felt a little threatened by them. But the thing about those shows, especially Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, is that they bring a new audience to the theatre, which can only be a good thing.
What is next for you?
I’m going on tour with [Strictly Come Dancing star] Anton Du Beke. There’s a 50-piece orchestra, and lots of sequins and feathers. It’s basically Strictly on stage – very glamorous.
What was your career plan B?
I think at about six years old I briefly wanted to be a vet, but then I saw a farmer with his hand up a cow’s backside and realised it wasn’t for me. I can’t see me doing anything else really. If I can make somebody laugh, cry or smile then that’s a pretty nice way to make a living.
Who are your favourite dancers of all time?
Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse.
Do you have any superstitions?
I used to go to the loo at half past the hour, then put my wig on 15 minutes before my curtain call. I’d see a magpie and worry I was going to have a bad performance – that type of thing. But it traps you, being like that. I prefer to keep it free and easy these days.
What’s your New Year’s resolution?
To try to enjoy every single day.

Strictly’s Anton du Beke brings razzle dazzle to G Live

Strictly’s Anton du Beke brings razzle dazzle to G Live

BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing ballroom favourite, Anton du Beke heads to Guildford in a brand new show, Ballroom to Broadway

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Gregory Michael King

Join one of the UK’s favourite ballroom dancers, Anton du Beke, as he trips the light fantastic in a brand new show, Ballroom to Broadway, at G Live, in Guildford, on Saturday January 18.

With special guest Summer Strallen, the show will feature classic dances with sensational new choreography, timeless tunes and strictly dazzling costumes that will conjure up the elegance of ballroom at its best as well as the razzle dazzle of Broadway.

This dynamic duo will bring together the toe-tapping tunes of Broadway and ballroom such as You’re the Top, Anything Goes, Opus One, Rhythm of Life, Hushabye Mountain and Begin the Beguine.

Joining Anton will be world-class ensemble dancers, featuring Faye Huddleston, and the Raymond Gubbay Big Band Orchestra to add a touch of sparkle to your January.

Best-known for starring in BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing, Anton Du Beke has made ballroom queens of celebrities Lesley Garrett CBE, Esther Rantzen OBE, Patsy Palmer, Jan Ravens, Kate Garraway, Gillian Taylforth, Laila Rouass, Ann Widdecombe, Nancy Dell’Olio, Jerry Hall and Fiona Fullerton on the hit TV series.

Witty, charismatic and a natural entertainer, Anton’s skills in front of an audience extend far beyond his exceptional ballroom talent.

Performances start at 3pm and 7.30pm and tickets cost £39.50 and £46 (booking fees apply).

Call 0844 7701 797 (10am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday) or visit www.glive.co.uk to book.

As tweeted by Summer

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Review: The Singers Soirée at St Giles-in-the-Fields

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The evening saw a diverse group of performers take to the stage. Some of my personal favourite performances included a duet between Zizi Strallen and Joseph Giacone as well as Summer Strallen’s duet with Ben Sell. It was very inspiring to see how supportive Zizi and Summer were towards their respective partners before, during and after the performance.

However, my personal highlight of the evening was the performance from three of The Strallen Sisters’ - Zizi, Sasi and Summer. The girls certainly lived up to the family name as they belted their way through an electric rendition of River Deep Mountain High. My only complaint is that Scarlett (the fourth Stralllen sister) and Bonnie Langford (their aunt) didn’t descend from the sky during the number to join their family on stage.

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