Exclusive: Victoria Hamilton-Barritt Talks About Joining Kerry Ellis In MURDER BALLAD!
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt garnered fabulous reviews last year as she teetered about on heels, heavily pregnant, as Daniela in the Olivier-nominated 'In The Heights'. Now a new mum, she's returning to the stage as the Narrator in 'Murder Ballad' - starring Kerry Ellis.
"I love murder ballads in general anyway!" says Hamilton-Barritt, who's a fan of Johnny Cash. "That sounds quite morbid. It's a really exciting musical, and I think it's a relevant story to many people - the love triangle and what-not.
"I'm so excited about this. It explores love's complications and the reality of compromises. It's a gripping concept."
She is looking forward to working with Ellis; the rest of the cast hasn't been confirmed yet, but BWW:UK understand that the male roles will be filled by a West End veteran and a newer star.
She's also hoping to find time to go and see the new cast of 'In The Heights'.
"I really wanted to try and make it work - we were hoping to try and make it work after having had my baby - but as I thought more deeply about it, the show goes up late and comes down late. And I've done that show now - it was absolutely the best time of my life. It's the show of my life - that and 'Gypsy' have been the most interesting things I've ever done. It's so dear to my heart."
Murder Ballad runs at the Arts Theatre from September 29th.
From This Author Carrie Dunn