West End & TV Actress, Catherine Terry, hails from Hull where she trained at the Vera Skelton School of Dance, and later with the Royal Ballet and Birmingham Drama School.
She made her West End debut in Hello Dolly! followed by Phyllis in 42nd Street (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), where she also appeared in the 1985 Royal Variety Performance. She starred as Sally Smith in Me & My Girl, Young Sally in Follies, Helga in Budgie with Adam Faith & Anita Dobson, and as Jennyanydots in Gumbie in Cats. On tour, she has played Louise in Gypsy, Ado Annie in Oklahoma!, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Mrs. Fezziwig in Scrooge, Elvira in Blithe Spirit, and Phyllis Owen in Babes in Arms (Chichester Festival Theatre) where she took over from Lorna Luft.
Catherine joined the New Shakespeare Company at Regent’s Park as Assistant Choreographer, also playing Evelyn in A Connecticut Yankee, and Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew, which toured the Middle East. She travelled the world on P&O’s cruise ships, as Principal Performer in The Stadium Theatre Company. She also has her own cabaret business – Songtime Entertainment, and performs internationally with this one-woman show, An Evening of Music & Song.
A regular guest on BBC Radio Humberside, she also appears on the original cast recordings of Follies and Budgie. T.V. credits include Casualty, The Bill, Doctors, Family Affairs and 2.4 Children. She played Jacko’s girlfriend, Lynn, in the BBC’s comedy series, Brush Strokes with Karl Howman and presented the Children’s BBC T.V. series Playdays for three years.
Catherine directs, teaches drama, singing and performance skills, and is well known as a Presentational Speaker, performing her autobiographical 60 minute Presentation, Catherine Terry-A Life Treading the Boards throughout the country.
An Evening of Music & Song is the culmination of several years in the making. With her talented pianist, Jay Taylor, who has a Masters in Creative Musicianship, she devised a show filled with songs from the world of theatre. Sprinkled with anecdotes & amusing stories of showbiz, and some musical wizardry from Jay on the keyboards, this evening is filled with warmth, humour, fun & a little bit of West End glamour! Catherine and Jay are thrilled to be able to perform on ‘home turf’ here in Beverley at the ERT.
To find out more about Catherine please visit her website, www.songtime.biz and her Facebook page, Songtime Entertainment.