West End Dream
Kate Somerset Holmes (nee How) Blake, 2001 has fulfilled a lifetime ambition by performing on the West End stage. Kate is currently in the musical 'Annie' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London, and recently played Lily St Regis. She had been the cover for Lily and Miss Hannigan on the UK & International Tour of 'Annie', and played Rizzo in the UK Tour of Grease.
Leaving RHS in 2001, Kate was awarded a singing scholarship at Brunel University, and continued her studies at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where she won the David Wake Memorial Scholarship. Her stage credits include; 'Broadway Christmas Wonderland' (East Coast, USA), Grease (UK Tour), 'Puttin' On The Ritz' (UK Tour), 'Hooray for Hollywood' (China) 'Celtic Angels' (Germany); Seabourn Sojourn (Lead Vocalist). TV credits: Holby City (ITV); The Life of Huey Green (BBC); Silent Witness (BBC); Network Rail and T Mobile ad campaigns. Film/Viral Credits: 'International Mens' Day', 'Lush Town' I, II and III. Voiceover Credits: Muffin in 'Futureduck'.
Kate is also the female half of country/jazz/blues duo The Belle Adventure, with her husband Simon. Together they perform shows all over the world. www.thebelleadventure.com.