Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Role Hits Right Note; TEES SINGER LANDS PART OF FIONA IN SHREK

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Role Hits Right Note; TEES SINGER LANDS PART OF FIONA IN SHREK

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Byline: JOANNE WELFORD joanne.welford@trinitymirror.com @joannewelford

TEESSIDE singer and actress Amelia Lily is gearing up for a monster of a role.

The X Factor star is all set to go green when she takes over the part of Princess Fiona in the hit musical Shrek, currently enjoying a UK tour.

Amelia, from Nunthorpe, shot to fame in 2011 when she finished third on the X Factor, her debut single You Bring Me Joy reached number two on the UK Singles Chart and she's notched up theatre credits including Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Green Day's hit punk rock musical American Idiot as well as a stint on Celebrity Big Brother.

The songstress will share the role of Fiona with Call the Midwife star Laura Main, starting with a run in Stoke on May 2. She's also due to take the lead role when the show heads for Blackpool, Norwich, Canterbury, Bristol, Llandudno, Nottingham, Belfast and Dublin. Shrek The Musical is based on the story and characters from William Steig's book Shrek! …

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