Cheryl seems to be enjoying lighting up the Lyric Theatre for her West End debut in 2:22 A Ghost Story.
The Girls Aloud star, 39, looked ecstatic as she left the London theatre and hopped into a car in the fourth week of the spooky production, in which she stars alongside The Windsor’s comedian Louise Ford and EastEnders’ Jake Wood, who recently replaced People Just Do Nothing’s Hugo Chegwin after he fell ill during rehearsals.
The Geordie superstar looked super happy as she made her way home after another night under the spotlight, which reportedly earns her ‘£1,000′ a pop.
Dressed in a brown coat over the top of a casual black hoodie, Cheryl didn’t look like she was going to sleep any time soon after what must have been another hearty dose of adrenaline in front of the 900-person audience.
The play, written by supernatural curious BBC podcaster Danny Robbins (Uncanny, The Witch Farm, The Battersea Poltergeist) enjoyed its West End debut in 2021, in which it famously cast Lily Allen to play Cheryl’s current character Jenny.
Jenny is convinced her and husband Sam (Scott Karim) are being haunted by a sinister presence, but the latter is a little more skeptical.
The play was critically acclaimed on its debut and was nominated for an Olivier Award for best play.
Ever since, the play has cast whole host of celebs to fill the roles, including Laura Whitmore and Giovanna Fletcher – but it has done so controversially, as although these household faces may bolster ticket sales, the stars have no acting training, leaving many budding actors who are yet to find their big break feeling snubbed.
But in an exclusive interview with Metro’s Guilty Pleasures, the X Factor star said she isn’t bothered about the naysayers.
‘I can’t say that I really take it on that seriously, honestly. I think at this point in my career, I’ve heard everything I could possibly hear about myself,’ she said.
‘If they’re surprised, good for them, they should come down and have a watch. They might be pleasantly surprised afterwards, who knows? And if they’re not, all of that is out of my control.’
The Fight For This Love hitmaker also admitted she sought out the opportunity as she no longer felt challenged in her career.
‘We just celebrated 20 years since we got in Girls Aloud a couple of months ago, and for that 20 year, I feel like I’ve done it all, five times. It’s second nature to me now. It’s not challenging any more,’ she said.
‘Although elements of it are still very exciting, it’s not as exciting as it was when I was first doing it, the first time. And this feels like it gives me that opportunity again.’
The star confessed to being worried about her foray into theatre but she needn’t have been as she was met with rave reviews after the opening night.
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