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Model set for local stages

PUBLISHED: 09:00 11 September 2009 | UPDATED: 08:30 01 August 2010

A FORMER model who is carving out a new career as a serious actor is appearing on stage in Bungay and Halesworth later this year.

The recently saved Seagull Theatre in Pakefield has announced that the final rep company production for the year will be William Shakespeare's Macbeth, starring Abi Titmuss as Lady Macbeth.

A FORMER model who is carving out a new career as a serious actor is appearing on stage in Bungay and Halesworth later this year.

The recently saved Seagull Theatre in Pakefield has announced that the final rep company production for the year will be William Shakespeare's Macbeth, starring Abi Titmuss as Lady Macbeth.

After its initial run at the Lowestoft venue, Abi will tour the show to The Cut in Halesworth and Bungay's Fisher Theatre on dates to be announced.

Abi has followed her rise to fame and television appearances on Hell's Kitchen, Celebrity Love Island and Hotel Babylon with an award-winning stage debut in Arthur Miller's Two Way Mirror.

This year alone has seen her undertake a national tour in The Naked Truth, several movie appearances, a successful entry into opera and the starring role Hull Truck's production of the rugby league-inspired comedy Up N' Under, directed by playwright John Godber.

The actress is to round of her year

by playing Shakespeare's infamous femme fatale in the rep's hard hitting modern dress production.

Despite her success in London, Abi is looking forward to appearing in north Suffolk.

“I am determined to become known as an actress and not just for being famous. I have been very lucky with the parts I have been offered and intend to make the most of them,” she said this week.

“It is a real challenge taking on such a wide variety of parts and I have been working very hard.”

The Seagull's artistic director John Hales said: “We're delighted to have Abi on board for this production. She's always been a huge fan of theatre and is really making a stand for the smaller theatres across the country by playing Lady Macbeth.

“The publicity will be great for us as we rebuild the theatre, but more importantly we're lucky to have such a dedicated, talented, powerful and classy actress working with us. In all respects Abi is perfect casting. She's bringing something special to the role and I'm certain she is going to surprise and impress a lot of people. “

Macbeth runs at the Seagull Theatre in Pakefield from November 18 to 22 and then tours until December 4.

Tickets are £10 and £9 and are available from the Seagull box office on 01502 589726.

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