verb (used with object), understudied, understudying.
to learn (a role) in order to replace the regular actor or actress when necessary.
This is a role Ceili knows and loves. She has had the opportunity to understudy a couple of the most iconic roles in the West End and on UK tours. However, such is the nature of understudying, Ceili never got the chance to play those parts in front of a live audience. In The Understudy, Ceili will be performing some of those iconic songs. After all, she’s well rehearsed and can finally get the chance to tick them off the bucket list.
With Somewhere over the Rainbow to Never Fall in love with an Elf, The Understudy promises to be an eclectic mix of good music with a few surprises along the way.
Ceili counts her lucky stars to have had the opportunity to work on these fantastic roles so come and join her in her journey and get an insight to what it’s like to be the one waiting in the wings….
The Understudy – Waiting in the Wings plays at the Arts Theatre Sunday 30 August 2015. Click here to book tickets
Special guests will be announced shortly.
About Ceili O’Connor
TRAINING – Arts Educational Schools London
THEATRE – Trude, GRAND HOTEL, The Southwark Playhouse, Danielle Tarento Productions. Understudy Jovie, ELF THE MUSICAL, Michael Rose Ltd, Morgan Young Understudy Eva Peron, EVITA, UK Tour, Bob Tomson, Marty, GREASE – LJUBLJANA FESTIVAL, SLOVENIA, Bronowski Productions, Mykal Rand, Polly, CRAZY FOR YOU, Upstairs At The Gatehouse, John Plews, Understudy Dorothy, THE WIZARD OF OZ, Really Useful Group, Jeremy Sams, Understudy Luisa, THE FANTASTICKS, Duchess Theatre, Amon Miyamoto,
WORKSHOPS – Workshop, The Fox , THE LITTLE PRINCE, The Savoy Theatre, Nick Lloyd Webber and Jamie Reid, Jamie Hendry & Lamplighter Productions, Paul Curran & Musical Supervisor – Simon Lee, Baddie, SUPER ALICE SMITH, Perfect Pitch, Tim Dreison, Ensemble/Dancer, THE NIGHTINGALE, Peter Addis and Tim Evans.
SOUNDTRACKS/COMMERICALS – Original London Cast Wizard of Oz, Bobby Cronin -The Concrete Jungle, Backing singer, CONFUSED.COM.