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Former RuTC student stars in West End version of Bend it Like Beckham

Friday 18 September 2015

Former Richmond upon Thames College student, Chloe Chambers, is currently staring in the West End musical version of the hit film Bend it Like Beckham. Chloe, who studied a BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts (Dance) at the college between 2010-12, is playing the role of a Hounslow Harrier as well as covering the role of lead character Jess’s cousin.

“Being part of a big West End production at such a young age is an incredible feeling and I’m lucky to be working with such a great cast,” said the 21 year-old. “As the show is new, I’ve been fortunate enough to create my character’s persona from scratch with help from some of the best writers and directors in the industry. It’s exciting, occasionally nerve-wracking and I’m enjoying every second of it!”

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Reflecting on her time studying at Richmond College, Chloe credits her course with helping to prepare her for the rigours of appearing in a West End show. “I performed in many exciting shows whilst studying at RuTC and had to play lots of different characters in one night, changing personas quickly and learning a lot of routines,” she explains. “I have really fond memories of my time at the college and wouldn’t have my career today if it wasn’t for the teachers who pushed me to achieve my best.”

After leaving Richmond upon Thames College with a triple distinction, Chloe went onto study Professional Dance and Musical Theatre at The Urdang Academy where she graduated in 2015 with a first class honours. Bend it like Beckham is Chloe’s professional debut.

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