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Mersey actress Nicky Swift enjoying Les Miserables dream role in London West End

MERSEYSIDE actress Nicky Swift who made her name on the Liverpool stage has told of playing her part in Les Miserables.

Nicky, who went to school in Crosby, is starring as Madame Thénardier in the hit London show.

The 33-year-old said being cast as first cover for Madame T – a part she has played more than 40 times – was her “dream” job.

She said: “It’s a dream show. I’ve wanted to be in Les Miserables ever since I first wanted to be in musical theatre.

“It’s such a moving story. It’s so dark in places but I’ve had more fun in this show than any other. The company are fantastic and everyone is so talented.

“Les Miserables has been running for 27 years and it’s a show you can’t get a ticket for. People come and see it from around the world. At the moment there are people standing at the back to watch the show because of the hype surrounding the film’s release, which is nice for us.”

Nicky, who is from Aughton, began her role in the world’s longest running stage musical in June last year.

Last month she joined the stars of the film version – including Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried – on the red carpet in London’s Leicester Square.

The former Merchant Taylors’ pupil said: “They gave us the night off so we could go to the premiere.

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