Atomic Kitten's Natasha Hamilton lands starring role in musical, Rent

Published Wednesday, Jun 5 2013, 18:26 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton will be the leading lady of the West End after landing a starring role in smash-hit musical, Rent.

The 30-year-old singer may have just come off the Big Reunion tour but starting from November, she'll be touring the UK in an iconic 20th anniversary concert to celebrate the Tony Award winning Broadway musical.

Celebrities at the ITV studios
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Natasha made the announcement over Twitter today and the news has delighted fans, but not as much as her Big Reunion mates!

After B*Witched singer Edele Lynch, Liberty X's Jessica Taylor, and The Honeyz singer Celena Cherry all congratulated the star, Natasha replied: "Right, we'll get all the Big Reunion girls together to come & see the show! #exciting."

Natasha will play the role of sexy performance artist Maureen, who has previously been made famous by the likes of Nicole Scherzinger and Denise Van Outen. Natasha will be joined by last year's Superstar finalist Rory Taylor.

Natasha is no stranger to the big stage after making her West End debut in 2011 as Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers.

Performances from the Big Reunion Tour at the O2 Dublin
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(L - R) Natasha, Kerry and Liz on the Big Reunion tour in May 2013

Speaking of her new role, she said: "I love Rent so I am made up to be playing the role of Maureen! She's a great character…a little bit cheeky, flirtatious and injects some real comedy moments into the show."

Rent last toured the UK in 2001 and was last in the West End in 2007. The musical, set in the East Village of New York City, is about "falling in love, finding your voice and living for today."

Natasha came off the Big Reunion tour last month with her band mates Kerry Katona and Liz McClarnon. The group are set to work on new material after Natasha commented in March that they were "definitely" going to record a comeback single, with the possibility of an album.

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