A WINSFORD mum is making her debut as a leading lady in a much loved musical.

Mum-of-three Becky Benson plays plays flower girl Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady at Northwich Memorial Hall from Wednesday, July 10 to Saturday, July 13.

She is thrilled to be playing the star tole in the Winsford-based Vale Royal Musical Theatre's summer production.

A Cockney flower girl, she takes elocution lessons from pompous professor Henry Higgens.

Becky, who joined the drama group last year, said: "Eliza is a beautifully diverse character. Her transformation although challenging is quite remarkable with some fabulously funny quirks and emotional outbursts along her bumpy journey.

"As this is my first lead role I too feel I have been on my own personal journey as an actress. Learning new skills and being supported by our fabulous director, managing director and cast has made this production extremely special to me."

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David Lee plays Professor Henry Higgins

Starting at the age of six, Becky performed with Over Players in Winsford before going on to study her singing grades. After performing as a musician for some years, she to her roots and to what she loves most musical theatre.

Becky added: "There is something special about Vale Royal Musical Theatre. Not only are they a talented bunch they are extended family to me. Supporting each other whilst showcasing individual talents brings such a unique presence to any show. My hope and wish is to bring Eliza Doolittle to life in a way that makes my Vale Royal family proud"

Vale Royal Musical Theatre is a registered charity and has been entertaining local audiences for over 51 years.

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With musical classics such as Wouldn't It Be Loverly and On The Streets Where You Live, mixed with laughs, tears, joy and spectacular costumes this show promises to be a great night out.

To book visit ticketsource.co.uk/valeroyalmusicaltheatre or call 01606 559448