FORMER Hebburn star Victoria Elliott is being transformed into a Southern belle for her latest role.
The actress, who starred as Denise in the BBC2 sitcom about a South Tyneside family, is set to appear in Tennessee Williams’ famous play, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.
It runs at Northern Stage in Newcastle, from Friday, September 12 to Saturday, September 27.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning story is set on a plantation, where a family is fighting over their father’s inheritance.
Victoria said: “We’re in our third week of rehearsals now, which is always the point that you start to become conscious of how soon the show is starting.
“A four-week rehearsal always seems like a very long time at the start, but it’s going really well and there’s a really great cast taking part.
“This is the first time I’ve worked with the director, James Dacre, and he’s just brilliant so it’s very exciting.
“It’s also the first time I’ve done an American classic, so it’s brilliant to do something so different on my home stage in Newcastle.
“The play is one of those that will always be relevant.
“It’s a real family drama, and people will always be able to identify with the characters and it’s great to be part of it.”
Tickets for the show cost from £14.50 with concessions for students and under-21s.
To book, go to www.northernstage.co.uk or call 230 5151.
The show will also appear at Royal & Derngate in Northampton, and the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.