Schoolgirl dancer wins places in top stage productions

GRACEFUL Demi-Tullulah Scott is appearing in Bugsy Malone in Southampton and Swan Lake at The Kings Theatre in Southsea. Picture: Malcolm Wells (132279-7141)
GRACEFUL Demi-Tullulah Scott is appearing in Bugsy Malone in Southampton and Swan Lake at The Kings Theatre in Southsea. Picture: Malcolm Wells (132279-7141)
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THE bright lights of the West End beckon for a young girl who is taking the world of musicals by storm

Ten-year-old Demi-Tullulah Scott has landed lead roles in Bugsy Malone, at The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, and Swan Lake, at the Kings Theatre.

It’s not the first taste of success for Demi-Tullulah. Earlier this year she played the lead in Annie, at the Kings Theatre in Southsea.

Her mum Louise Scott, of Park Avenue, Purbrook, said: ‘We are so proud of her.

‘She’s been dancing since she was three and she is obsessed with it.

‘We don’t push her at all, it is absolutely what she wants to do and we support her.

‘We were amazed when she got Annie.

‘We went to the audition at the last minute and, not only did she get a part, she got the main part – on the Friday night.

‘It was very emotional for us.

‘It was an amazing experience for us all. It was brilliant for us to watch our little girl on stage.’

Demi-Tullulah, a pupil at Purbrook Park Junior School, is in rehearsals at the moment for Bugsy Malone which starts its run on August 31 at the Mayflower Theatre. She is the principal dancer in the show.

She said: ‘I have been dancing since I was three. I love it and it’s really fun and exciting.

‘For Annie I was very nervous but once I was on the stage it was really fun. I’m not nervous then because I’m doing what I love.’

And Demi-Tullulah said she has dreams for the future.

‘I want to be on stage and I want to try and be a ballet dancer.’

Swan Lake is at the Guildhall, Portsmouth, in October, and she will only have to take one afternoon off school for rehearsals.

Mrs Scott added: ‘She is very bright and works hard at school.

‘We make sure her schoolwork never slips.

‘But she hopes to go to stage school, in London, and we are behind her all the way.’