Oliver - Edinburgh Playhouse
The producers of Oliver! are delighted to announce that Samantha Barks will play the part of ‘Nancy’ for the final two weeks of the show’s run at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Samantha comes direct to Edinburgh from the set of the film of Les Miserables where she has just completed filming, playing the part of ‘Eponine’ with Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.
Samantha trained at the Arts Educational school for a year before entering “I'd Do Anything”, the BBC search for the new ‘Nancy’ in Cameron Mackintosh's “Oliver!” where she finished in the top three. Following “I'd Do Anything” she took part in the workshop for Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Love Never Dies". Samantha made her stage debut as ‘Sally Bowles’ in the national tour of "Cabaret", before taking the classic role of ‘Aladdin’ in "Aladdin" at the Theatre Royal Windsor. Last year Samantha made her West End debut in the role of ‘Eponine’ in “Les Misérables”, and played the role again in the “Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert” at The O2. Television credits include the lead role of ‘Zoe’ in the Disney TV series “Groove High”.