REBECCA THORNHILL - Sukie Rougemount
Rebecca most recently starred as Mrs Banks in Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End.
Rebecca was born in Dartford. She started her dance training at the young age of three in Brussels then continued in England at the Woodland House School in Erith at age seven. She then went on to train at the Arts Educational Schools where she received the Musical Theatre Award as well as her diploma.
Rebecca was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2001 for her portrayal of Lina Lamont in the West Yorkshire production of Singin’ in the Rain (Royal National Theatre).
West End credits: Julie in Showboat (Royal Albert Hall); Elisabeth Doubleday in Playing Away (Lilian Baylis); Roxie Hart in Chicago (Adelphi); Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime (Piccadilly); Vicki Nichols in The Full Monty (Prince of Wales); Sukie Rougemont in TheWitches of Eastwick (Prince of Wales); Fantine in Les Misérables (Palace); Gertie Cummins in Oklahoma! (Royal National Theatre and Lyceum); Babette in the original company of Beauty and the Beast (Dominion); Demeter in Cats (New London); Principal in Sophisticated Ladies (Gielgud); ensemble and cover to lead roles in Me and My Girl (Adelphi) and She Loves Me (Savoy).
Regional credits: Carole James in Showstopper (one woman show); Annie in Annie Get Your Gun (number one tour); Woman One in Putting It Together (Harrogate); Fantine in a new adaptation of Les Misérables directed by Matt Ryan (Denmark); Sally in Me and My Girl (tour and Zimbabwe); Cosette in Les Misérables (Edinburgh); Rose in Aspects of Love (Ipswich); Katherine in Jekyll (Bromley); Brook in Noises Off (Westcliff); Crystal in DoctorWho (national tour); Diane in Pal Joey (Bristol); Hotbox Girl in Guys and Dolls (Leicester); the title role of Cinderella (Westcliff); Dick Whittington playing Dick (Guildford) and Alice (Windsor).
Concerts: Evelyn Nesbitt in Ragtime (Cardiff Music Festival); various concerts with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in association with Earl Carpenter Concerts Ltd; Fantine in Les Misérables (BIC, Powderham Castle, Broadlands); Florence in Chess (BIC); Les Misérables (10th anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall and Chelmsford); Songs of Jason Robert Brown with the man himself (Players Theatre); Notes From NewYork (Trafalgar Studios); A Night of a Thousand Voices (Albert Hall); West End at Home (various schools); Beyond the Barricade (touring); various concerts forWest End International; West End Gala (Glasgow); The Musical World of Bond... James Bond (Sweden); TheWorld of Rodgers and Hammerstein(Sweden).
Workshops: Lady Hamilton in Nelson (Soho Theatre); Catalina in Zorro (TheVenue); Mary in Tonight’s the Night (written by Ben Elton); Gilda in Alfie (Jermyn Street); Bridget Reilly in The Famished Land (Her Majesty’s); Amy in Dearly Beloved (Vivian Ellis, Drury Lane); Tess in Falls (MercuryWorkshop); Lulabelle in Yee Haw (Jermyn Street); Aphrodite in Helen of Troy (Prince Edward); The Life and Death of the Little Prince (Highgate); Nine Lives of CatWoman Colette (Ambassadors); Crystal in a reading of TheWomen (OldVic).
Rebecca has appeared in The Bill (BBC) and EastEnders (BBC) and can be seen as Gertie Cummins in the Royal National Theatre’s Oklahoma! video and DVD.