Rebecca studied music and drama, playing guitar and piano. At eighteen she left home to go “on the road” with a rock and roll band! After a couple of years touring the country’s “Hot Spots”, Rebecca chose to go solo and subsequently travelled to many different parts of the world.
After a break from showbiz to bring up her daughter, Rebecca auditioned for the coveted role of Mrs. Johnstone in the 1984 tour of Blood Brothers. Chosen from over a thousand hopefuls, Rebecca won rave reviews for her acting and singing and was catapulted overnight into the world of musicals.
Eva Peron, in the first national tour of Evita was followed by two years as the leading lady in Les Miserables in the West End and twenty months playing Florence in the highly successful tour of Chess in 1990. During this time Rebecca recorded central T.V’s theme from Connie which took her to number 21 in the charts and on to many television appearances including Top of the Pops and her very own one hour special. Other recordings included the theme from David Puttman’s Mr Love, Linda La Plante’s Widows and two gold discs from the Ovation album and Broadway by Storm.
Rebecca helped devise and also starred in An Autumn Evening, a concert celebrating British musicals for a Royal gala in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of York. She was also honoured to sing at the coronation of the King of Norway and was in fact the only ‘foreign’ artiste to do so. In 1992 Rebecca devised and starred in a new show paying tribute to Hollywood Ladies which ran for an extended five months in Dublin’s Fair City. In love with Ireland, Rebecca decided to stay for a further year, concentrating on writing and recording.
1993 saw her return to England, headlining the Blackpool summer season version of The Magic of the Musicals and complete her third concert tour playing The Point in Dublin, the Glasgow Concert Hall, plus many other dates around England and a two month tour of Scandinavia and Europe.
Rebecca played the fabulous Grand Theatre, Blackpool, last summer in That’s Showbiz and made her panto debut as Dick in Dick Whittington in the beautiful city of York. In January 1996 she return to Dublin, her favourite city, to recreate the role of Mrs. Johnstone and later that year enjoyed a sell-out tour of solo concerts around Ireland. Rebecca is honoured and delighted to be asked to play the coveted role of Rose in Aspects of Love.
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