Leah Penston

Training: The Royal Irish Academy of Music. The Guildford School of Acting, graduating with a 1st Class Honours degree in Musical Theatre.

Credits whilst training include: Belle Gardiner in Steven Luke Walker’s Little Women, Company/Woman 2 soloist in Songs for a New World, Paulette in Legally Blonde, Berthe in Pippin, The Balladeer in Assassins and Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew.

Theatre includes: Ensemble/1st Cover Letter Quintet Soprano in Sweeney Todd  (ENO, London Coliseum), Fruma Sarah in Fiddler on the Roof (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin), Ensemble in Beauty and the Beast (National Concert Hall, Dublin), Woman 2 in Songs for a New World (Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray), Maureen in Rent (Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray), Linda in The Wedding Singer (Avonmore Musical Society), Morticia in The Addams Family (Avonmore Musical Society , Irish Premiere), Eva Peron in Evita (Avonmore Musical Society).

Opera includes: La Traviata, (National Concert Hall, Dublin), The Merry Widow (National Concert Hall, Dublin) Don Giovanni (National Concert Hall, Dublin).

Television includes: Dancer in Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball (BBC Two).

Leah is honoured to be joining the cast of The Commitments and thanks her family and friends for their continued love and support.