‘I was in awe of how naturally she took to acting’ Cheryl’s performance in 2:22 A Ghost Story

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I travelled to London to see of of my idols perform in the theatre production - and was not disappointed.

I’ve been a fan of Cheryl Tweedy ever since she first appeared on our screens back in 2002, competing on ITV’s Popstars: The Rivals, and secured herself a place in Girls Aloud.

I was seven years old when Girls Aloud were formed and I immediately loved them. Their first album, Sound of the Underground (which will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year), was the first album I purchased and I played it on loop.

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Cheryl’s career as part of Girls Aloud, as a successful solo artist and as a TV judge on the likes of The X Factor and The Greatest Dancer, went from strength to strength and helped to make her a household name.

Cheryl was even dubbed a ‘national sweetheart’ during the peak of her career, as the nation fell in love with her Geordie charm and fantastic personality.

I, as a fellow Geordie, have remained a loyal fan since the beginning. Sadly though, I never got to experience a live performance of Cheryl’s - either as part of Girls Aloud or on her own.

When it was announced that Cheryl would be embarking on a new career venture, making her theatre debut in the role of Jenny in 2:22 A Ghost Story, I was ecstatic.

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Although Cheryl has had minor cameo roles in movies, this was her first foray into a lead role, and I was incredibly intrigued to see how she would perform.

So, in order to fulfil an item on my bucket list which was to see Cheryl perform live with my own eyes, I decided to book tickets to see her in 2:22 A Ghost Story at London’s Lyric Theatre.

Well, the Geordie star did not disappoint at all. Even though I am a self-proclaimed super fan of Cheryl’s, I did have my doubts on her acting ability - due to her lack of experience in the industry.

However, she took to the role with ease and her impeccable acting skills shone throughout the performance.

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Cheryl played new mother, Jenny who had been experiencing strange noises every night at 2:22am, the plot revolved around a dinner party with her husband Sam, and friends Lauren and Ben, where they debated the strange noises Jenny had heard.

Cheryl delivered the role amazingly, providing the audience with contrasting comedic and incredibly dramatic scenes and lines.

I was in awe of how naturally she took to acting, and how believable she made her character and the setting come across.

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It was a wonderful experience and one I for sure won’t be forgetting any time soon. Chery’ls performance certainly left a lasting impression on myself, and hopefully other audience members too. I would love to see her continue to work in the acting industry.

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