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West End star Chloe Hart to return home for a special performance

By West Briton  |  Posted: March 01, 2014

By Chris Matthews

  • West End performer Chloe Hart who will be performing in Cornwall.

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A WEST END performer is set for a Cornish homecoming to present an evening of classic musical theatre.

Chloe Hart, from Trispen, left Cornwall aged 18 and has since appeared in popular productions including Hairspray, Les Misérables and Wicked.

She said: "I certainly appreciate Cornwall a lot more now that I've moved away.

"I enjoy living in London but miss my family and the beach so I'm really looking forward to returning home."

Chloe, a self-confessed 'massive geek' at Penair School, studied a BTEC in performing arts at Truro College.

"I loved my time growing up in Cornwall but I knew that if I was to achieve my dream of performing in the West End, I'd have to move to London.

"At 18 it was a massive step to take, but I had to do it."

Prior to moving away, Chloe took part in the Playwright Theatre Project before getting a place at the Guildford School of Acting, where her career started to take off.

During her third year, Chloe was spotted by a group who came into the college to watch a practice performance and she was subsequently offered the role of Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray.

"I couldn't believe it when I was offered the role, as I was just a student at the time, so it really was a great surprise for me," she said.

"After Hairspray I successfully auditioned to understudy the part of Madame Thenardier in Les Misérables and it was a part I definitely knew very well, as I also understudied it when I was 14 in a Cornish production."

Chloe then went on to perform as part of the ensemble in Wicked and featured in Christmas pantomimes.

During her homecoming show, Chloe will perform as part of her new acoustic duo, Calling London, with guitarist Simon Small.

"I did a show in Trispen a year ago and it was a complete sell-out so hopefully there will be a similar audience this time," she said.

"I'm really looking forward to it, and the Cornwall Theatre School will also be coming along to perform."

The performance will take place at the Trispen Community Centre on March 16.

The show begins at 7.30pm and tickets are available from www.wegottickets.com/event/257417, priced £12.50.

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