Milngavie lady Lynn’s landed a leading role in hit musical

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A Milngavie woman has landed a leading role in a musical production of The King and I - which is coming to The King’s Theatre.

Lynn Stewart (26) will be playing the role of the King’s leading wife - Lady Thiang - in the production which is being performed by the Paisley Musical and Operatic Society.

A dental nurse in Crawford Dental Practice in Milngavie by day, Lynn will sing a solo song Something Wonderful in the show and she also has quite a few lines to deliver - which is a new experience for her.

Lynn said: “I’m very excited but also quite nervous as I’ve never had a speaking part before.

“My boss is coming to watch me so I better not make any mistakes when she is there!”

Lynn trained as a classical opera singer at Trinity College in London before becoming a dental nurse when she returned to Scotland because she was so homesick in England.

She and the rest of the cast of The King And I are rehearsing three times a week at the moment.

But as well as her role in the musical Lynn has regular gigs in Glasgow to perform jazz and show songs with her boyfriend, Hamish Roberts, who plays the guitar.

She will be appearing at the Riding Rooms in Merchant City with him on Saturday, February 15 to sing some classic 1940s hits and in the Wild Cabaret show in the Candleriggs on March 19.

Lynn, a former pupil of Douglas Academy and Craigdhu Primary School, got her first taste of performing when she landed a leading role in the school panto of Jack and the Beanstalk at Craigdhu.

She added: “I really enjoyed it and that’s when my love of singing began - I sang Abba’s Money, Money, Money then I started singing lessons when I was about 11 with Sandra Hawkins.

“She’s really great and we still perform together sometimes for charity gigs for example at Cairns Church.

“I’m very busy at the momentbut I love it all. Learning all the songs is really good fun.”

Lynn was also with Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus and the National Youth Choir from the age of 17 to 20 and performed in Les Miserables with Harlequin Youth Theatre when she was 15.

The King And I is at The King’s from March 4 to 8.