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Former BBC presenter Catherine Terry brings 'chocolate box' musical to seaside stage

PUBLISHED: 14:18 09 May 2019 | UPDATED: 15:09 09 May 2019

Catherine Terry presenting Playdays for the BBC. Ms Terry is returning to Sheringham for a variety show based on her career. Picture: SUPPLIED BY SHERINGHAM LITTLE THEATRE

Catherine Terry presenting Playdays for the BBC. Ms Terry is returning to Sheringham for a variety show based on her career. Picture: SUPPLIED BY SHERINGHAM LITTLE THEATRE

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A performer who has starred on TV and the West End stage is making a return to Sheringham with a show of musical treats and memories from her varied career.

Catherine Terry as Jennyanddots in Cats. Ms Terry is returning to Sheringham for a variety show based on her career. Picture: SUPPLIED BY SHERINGHAM LITTLE THEATRECatherine Terry as Jennyanddots in Cats. Ms Terry is returning to Sheringham for a variety show based on her career. Picture: SUPPLIED BY SHERINGHAM LITTLE THEATRE

Catherine Terry presented the BBC children's show Playdays, and was the football crazy girlfriend of Jacko in the sitcom Brushstrokes - but also has a string of stage musical credits to her name.

She also acted in the 2008 summer drama season at Sheringham Little Theatre using her tap dancing skills and comedy talent to tackle roles ranging from a musical set on a battleship to a farce.

On Saturday, May 18, Ms Terry is back with her show An Evening of Music and Song, which she says is a "chocolate box of musical treats."

It will be a mix of standards, jazz, folk, musical theatre, comedy and anecdotes drawn from her experiences, which have included appearing in a Royal Variety Show and working with well-known names such as Diana Rigg, Ruth Madoc, Adam Faith and Anita Dobson.

Catherine Terry, who is returning to Sheringham for a variety show based on her career. Picture: SUPPLIED BY SHERINGHAM LITTLE THEATRECatherine Terry, who is returning to Sheringham for a variety show based on her career. Picture: SUPPLIED BY SHERINGHAM LITTLE THEATRE

"I love the intimacy of theatre's like Sheringham, which lends itself to 'front room chat' atmosphere I like to create for this show," said Ms Terry, who is supported by talented pianist Jay Taylor.

Shows featured include Cabaret, West Side Story, Les Miserables, 42nd Street - where she was in the original Drury Lane cast in the leading role of Phyllis Dale.

Catherine's career received an early boost when she won a national student drama award and landed a role in Hello Dolly alongside Danny La Rue and Lionel Jeffries.

She has also appeared in Cats, Gipsy and toured with the New Shakespeare Company, which included performing while shots were being fired in Jordan.

Catherine Terry with Karl Howman in Brushstrokes. Ms Terry  is returning to Sheringham for a variety show based on her career. Picture: SUPPLIED BY SHERINGHAM LITTLE THEATRECatherine Terry with Karl Howman in Brushstrokes. Ms Terry is returning to Sheringham for a variety show based on her career. Picture: SUPPLIED BY SHERINGHAM LITTLE THEATRE

Her other TV credits include Casualty, The Bill and 2.4 Children. Ms Terry has also done cabaret all over the world, is a drama teacher, presentational speaker and in her spare time is a trained florist and maker of chocolate bouquets.

"The key to success in this career is having more than one string to your bow." she said.

For tickets for the 7.30pm show and more information, call 01263 822347 or visit www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com

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Catherine Terry, meeting the Queen Mother at the Royal Variety Show with the cast of 42nd Street. Ms Terry is returning to Sheringham for a variety show based on her career. Picture: SUPPLIED BY SHERINGHAM LITTLE THEATRECatherine Terry, meeting the Queen Mother at the Royal Variety Show with the cast of 42nd Street. Ms Terry is returning to Sheringham for a variety show based on her career. Picture: SUPPLIED BY SHERINGHAM LITTLE THEATRE

Catherine Terry playing Mona in Dames at Sea at Sheringham in 2008. Ms Terry is returning to Sheringham for a variety show based on her career. Picture: SUPPLIED BY SHERINGHAM LITTLE THEATRECatherine Terry playing Mona in Dames at Sea at Sheringham in 2008. Ms Terry is returning to Sheringham for a variety show based on her career. Picture: SUPPLIED BY SHERINGHAM LITTLE THEATRE

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