On this blog I'm featuring beautiful actress Rachel Grundy. You can follow Rachel on twitter @rachelgrundy_uk
|Headshot by Simon Mayhew.|
I didn't really tweet or interact with Rachel early on in the tour, and I only saw the show twice in the first 6 months of it being out on the road. At neither of these performances in Brighton or Aylesbury did I meet her afterwards. I began supporting and interacting with Rachel more through Twitter and she is such a sweet and lovely human, through the support I was given her she was nothing but grateful.
|Rachel as Janet backstage at the Rocky Horror show.|
In the tour she was also understudy for the roles of Janet and Columbia, both roles she got to play, but unfortunately I never was able to see her in these roles, although I did nearly go to Bristol to see her as Janet. I've heard nothing but great things about her performance as Janet. I can imagine her being wonderful playing her innocence mixed in with the sass and sex the character becomes.
I did get to meet Rachel for the first time when the tour arrived in Nottingham and she is such a great person. She's clearly just a lovely human who has great talent and that's just brilliant. Rocky Horror for those who don't know is a special kind of show where I'd say the audience is pretty much almost part of the cast and the fans have great interaction with the actors. The following times I met her she has always been a gem and always had time for a chat.
Between the end of the Rocky Horror tour in 2013 and last year I didn't get to see her until she reprised her role of a Phantom in the Rocky Horror Show at London's Playhouse Theatre which was also screened live across the world in cinemas. It was such a joy to see her again and now that it has been 5 months on I hope it won't be too long before I see her again.
|Rachel in costume for Starlight Express.|
In her career so far Rachel has played Dinah in Starlight Express in Bochum, Germany. To which my friend Vivi saw her and raved about her. She has also appeared in a couple of tours and pantomimes. To find out more about her previous roles please click here.
I sincerely recommend you all follow Rachel as she is truly lovely, slightly crazy and great fun. She's Princess like. I hope she goes on to many great things in her career and I'm sure she's a name that will be around for a long long time.