“Don’t dream, girl! Get a job in a call centre” Verwood’s Samantha Stevens remembers being told at school.
But that’s not what Samantha wanted to do … she wanted to perform. And now her dream is coming true with her own production at the Barrington Theatre: Samantha Sings The Shows.
“I never fancied X-factor or The Voice,” she says, “I always believed that hard work from the ground up would see me through”.
Samantha started young; singing at home (all the time and very loud, according to her Mum!) she sang at school and with the Poulner Players. In their Christmas panto the Southern Evening Echo described her performance as “effervescent”.
Next came professional vocal coaching … then Open Mic nights … then guesting with a Frank Sinatra tribute show and now, at last, her own full-on show.
You can see Samantha at the Barrington Theatre, Ferndown on Saturday, 31 August 2013 at 7.30pm. Tickets £8 (£7 concessions). Book on 01202 894858