Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts playing two roles in her West End debut

Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts is making her West End debut next year with City of Angels, a play set in 1940's Los Angeles about a writer working on a movie, inter cut with scenes from the movie.

The 'Lucky Day' singer's first theatre role is actually two roles. In the show she'll be playing both actress Avril and Mallory, a character from the movie.

"I think one of the great things about City of Angels is that I get to cut my teeth on something so critically acclaimed and to work with Josie (Rourke) who is just so passionate, someone who I’m hugely inspired by," she told Evening Standard.


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"The character of Mallory just fits and it works for me. I feel like Mallory is almost second nature because of being in a girl group but I think the second part is slightly different, so it is a bit of a head-twister.

"Kimberley (Walsh) is made for musical theatre, she just has that smile that beams and lights up the stage. I’m a bit more of a quiet, more serious girl so I wouldn’t necessarily lend myself to the kind of roles she does, so something like City of Angels, which is very much a play with music rather than a musical feels more true to me."

The play will run from March 6 next year, and you can get tickets from Love Theatre and From the Box Office.

Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts playing two roles in her West End debut
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Recently, Kimberley had to deny that her, Nicola and Cheryl were secretly using a WhatsApp group to vote for Nadine Coyle to do the I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Bushtucker Trials.

Kimberley also stated that Girls Aloud would "never say never" to a reunion tour, so keep late 2022 (their 20-year anniversary) free, just in case.