Grimm fairytale is a dream for Cambuslang’s Ross and Joy
A pair of Cambuslang locals are adding a fairytale flavour to their lives this week.
Ross Millar and Joy Stibbs will take part in Into The Woods, a new version of the hit musical being put on by the EROS Musical Society at the Eastwood Park Theatre.
Joy will take the role of Cinderella in the show, while Ross plays Rapunzel’s boyfriend, a prince.
The show itself offers a twist on traditional Brothers Grimm fairytales, and was turned into a Disney film in 2014 that starred Meryl Streep, James Corden and Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, the role that Joy plays this time.
Joy, who stays near Gilbertfield Road, is delighted to be taking on the role of Cinderella.
She said: “This is the most challenging role I’ve had with EROS.
“There’s a lot of dialogue that goes into song, and I’ve got two really big numbers in particular.
“On The Steps Of The Palace is really challenging, and then NoOne Is Alone also requires a lot.
“A lot of my family are coming over from Northern Ireland for it, so I’m looking forward to it.”
Joy, who is a music teacher, first became involved with East Renfrewshire group EROS after a friend suggested she audition.
She instantly won a part and thinks the past few years have been a huge confidence boost for her.
“It’s really been good for my confidence.
“As well as acting I was musical director of the panto at Sleeping Beauty, so things like that have been really good to do too.”
Ross became involved in the production thanks to Joy, who’s married to one of his pals.
Ross, who stays in Kirkhill, said: “It’s the first time I’ve done anything with EROS.
“I’d sang at a flashmob at Joy’s wedding , and ever since then she’s been saying I should get involved with EROS and should do something with them.
“I’m one of the funny characters, as Rapunzel’s prince has a duet with Cinderella’s prince at one point.
“It’s quite a dark show in places, but there’s a lot of humour in the first half before it gets darker in the second half.
“This is the first time I’ll be doing anything at the theatre since I was at Cathkin High doing Cathkin Capers and it’s good to be back doing it as it’s a release from your day to day stuff.
“There’ll be butterflies before I go on but a lot of things have happened in the show by that point, so it’s a nice time to come in at.”
The show will run from today through until Saturday, April 23.
Performances are at 7.30pm every evening with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
Tickets can be bought at www. eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk
Fairytale Star Joy plays Cinderella
Prince Among Men Ross plays Rapunzel’s Prince