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Part of Cowes Fringe 2023
tar of stage and screen Claire Sweeney (Brookside, Holby City, Loose Women, Hairspray, Chicago, 9 to 5) performs a selection of her favourite songs from the shows accompanied on the piano by her long time collaborator West End musical director Jae Alexander.
Claire trained at the Elliot Clarke Stage School in Liverpool and the Italia Conti Stage School in London. Her extensive acting work on television includes playing regular character Lindsay Corkhill in Brookside, the fiery Katrina in the award-winning drama Clocking Off, Lindsey Kendal in the popular BBC series Holby City, Roz in BBC1's hit drama Merseybeat, Amanda in comedy drama Candy Cabs and as series regular Hayley Cox in Derren Litten’s latest comedy Scarborough for BBC One.
She has starred as Irene Roth in Crazy For You, Baroness Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray (all on National Tour). Prior to these, Claire toured in the hit show Sex In Suburbia, which she co-wrote, following it's hugely successful run at the Royal Court Liverpool. She guest starred as Maxine in the hit ITV comedy Benidorm, was special guest on the hugely successful Jane and Friends, and could be heard hosting her very own weekly musical theatre-themed show on Magic FM.
Mark's Shed | 7.30pm Sunday 28 May - 90 mins