Plotters at Drury Lane

Just a quick hello to say how wonderful it was to be back in amongst the Plotters to perform Treason for two sold-out nights at Drury Lane!

Thank you so much to our incredible audiences for your explosive (get it?) support – I’m hopeful it won’t be too long before we get a chance to tackle this piece again, fingers crossed as a full production!

Here are some fabulous photos from our dress run taken by Mark Senior.

“The Day Elizabeth Died,” photo by Mark Senior
“Digging Down Deeper,” photo by Mark Senior

This week I’m starting back into another quick rehearsal period for another new British musical – what fun! Will share all the details ASAP, and hopefully see you again soon!

With love,


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July Behind the Mic

What an awesomely busy month it’s been, and the good news is: August looks to be no different!

the cover of Tune in Tomorrow by Randee Dawn featuring neon lettering, and an image of a TV with a woman's face appearing, behind the TV is a centaur drawn in neon.

I’m excited to say that since I last posted I’ve recorded my first two audiobooks, woohoo! The first is Tune in Tomorrow by Randee Dawn, an awesome fantasy novel that has elements of comedy, romance, and plenty of drama, as it’s all about a reality show that takes place “beyond the Veil” for the entertainment of the Fae! Voicing the over 50 (!) characters in this romp was such a treat, and I can’t wait to hear how people enjoy this debut novel – it’s out on August 16th and is sure to be a perfect beach read, so get to pre-ordering now!

The second book is The Bachelorette Party by Carissa Ann Lynch, a thriller that takes place at a New Orleans bachelorette party for a group of six women…only five of whom make it out of the weekend alive! I loved bringing these Southern gals to life and can’t wait to hear if readers can solve the case before it’s all revealed – it’s out September 2nd. Fingers crossed it won’t be too long before I’m back in the booth again for the next book!

I’ve also been busy behind the mic recording more video games, and I am THRILLED that I can finally reveal that I voiced Sena for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 which is out today! This was by far the biggest game I’ve ever recorded and I enjoyed every minute of bringing Sena to life in English (Miyuki Sato plays her in Japanese). Reviews for the game have been super positive, and the fandom for Xenoblade is astonishing – I’m so grateful for all the kind words and love they’ve already sent my way. Now I can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks once they get to playing!

two images of Sena from Xenoblade Chronicles 3, one showing her in action heaving an enormous hammer, and a second of her posed with the hammer over one shoulder and one arm raised in greeting. Sena has light skin and blue hair with bangs and a side ponytail which turns into blue fire at the end. She wears a cropped black top with a cropped blue vest over it and short blue shorts with a black weapon belt. She also has black and silver arm bands/guards and her body has blue lines down the right and left sides connecting to a blue gem in the center of her chest.

Next month brings even more game sessions, and the return of Treason, this time at Drury Lane. I’m gnawing at the bit to be back in the room with all those wonderful folks and to finally get to share the show with a LIVE audience for the first time! We’ve sold out our Monday show, but a few tickets are still available for Tuesday 23 August, so don’t wait if you’re planning to get one.

Hopefully many more exciting things to announce in the months to come. Till then, keeping my nose to the grindstone and sending out plenty of positivity for a busy rest of the year.

Thanks for reading, sending much love!


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I really hate technology

Y’all I spent HOURS last week, HOURS!!! of my life learning how to do all these updates and customizations on my site and then gleefully shared a new blog update and social media posts about how it was all nice and clean for spring.

And then disaster struck and a variety of tech glitches and something I still don’t totally understand took the site completely OFFLINE and then had to restore to an older version…without all that work I had put in 😩 .

BUT! Let us look on the bright side: I’m 98% sure I’ve reinstated all those changes, and if I haven’t, well maybe they weren’t all that important to begin with.🤷‍♀️

I don’t have a ton to report, but one exciting life update is that I’ve been granted permanent residency here in the UK so am now officially an expat for good! It’s something that has been hanging over my head for so long (“what if I can’t stay!?”), so having that put to rest is a real relief.

Work-wise, I’m still plugging away in audition-land. I’ve been lucky to record some new video games over the last year that I can’t wait to share once they’re out in the world. I started teaching at MX Masterclass last fall and have enjoyed two great terms with my acting students; I look forward to continuing more teaching work as the year goes on.

One big goal for 2022 is to nudge my way into the audiobook world. As you may know, I LOVE reading (I did manage to make my 100 book goal for 2021) and working behind the mic, so it seems an obvious choice, really! I’ve recorded some narration demos which can be found over on my voiceover demos page.

Well, with each word I type I feel more stressed that this might all fall apart again, so I’m going to sign off now and save another website backup!

Sending love to you and yours,


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How did I end up here!?

I know I seem to always start each update this way, but it has been far too long since I’ve posted here! To be completely honest, I only realized last week that my blog wasn’t even visible on my website anymore as I’d let my website maintenance fall to the wayside in all the activity (and lack thereof!) of the past year.

When I finished at School of Rock at the start of February 2020, I was sad, but hopeful. I knew I was likely to be unemployed for a little while, but I’d picked up lots of babysitting work (my usual support job when I’m not working in theatre) and even had some auditions lined up! My goodness, so much changed overnight. With that first lockdown, I wasn’t even able to do my usual support job and suddenly everything in my life had to shift. Looking back, it seems I drifted through the end of March and start of April in a haze of anxiety and fear. But, I managed to focus all that anxious energy into being productive and keeping busy, and now I’m juggling more jobs than I have in years–teaching English as a foreign language online, and managing social media accounts (and more) for two businesses. I’ve been so lucky to book some voiceover work here and there (as soon as I’m allowed to tell you, I promise to *actually* post about it!) and have made an effort to keep creative by singing and playing guitar at home. But I’ve also given myself time to step away from that most basic impulse–to be productive. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suddenly some zen gal who can sit back and chill for hours at a time, but I have let myself rest when I need to, sit down instead of wandering my neighborhood aimlessly to get my steps in.

Rebecca and her boyfriend JJ smiling behind masks on a sunny day in the park. Rebecca's mask is covered in Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans and JJ's is blue with white stars.
We never go anywhere without masks! I sewed these Harry Potter themed ones at our kitchen table 🙂

I decided at the end of last year to challenge myself to read 100 books in 2021. It’s something I did ten years ago, and a journey I wrote about on this very blog (wow, my website is old! Weird that it is aging and I am not.) So I’ve created a page for it here, too. Feel free to follow along with what I’m reading and let me know if you have any suggestions! In an effort to broaden my horizons, I’m trying to step away from the western, white male-centric literature (this is something I’ve been working on for years), and particularly to embrace female and BIPOC authors. So far, 15 of the 21 books I’ve read have been by women, with 16 by BIPOC writers!

Rebecca stands at a wooden music stand wearing a black and green long sleeve dress. She has long curly auburn hair and is illuminated by red light. Behind her, the hall is illuminated in purple and pink light.
Image by Gavin Nugent

And in news I can’t believe I’m writing, I actually sang live in a theatre a couple weeks ago! I was so lucky to be a part of a live recording of Treason, a new musical in development about the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. I recorded a couple songs from the show last autumn as part of a 5-song teaser release, and it was so wonderful to see those come to life with five more never-before-heard tracks in concert at Cadogan Hall. The cast that was assembled was just epic–so many wildly talented people, and all so wonderful to be around, in masks, for four days of glorious rehearsal. The joy of singing in harmony with eight other souls after a year of silence at home was truly a revelation. Treason streamed 5 shows last weekend and got such great buzz! Who knows what’s next, but I’m so glad to have been a small part of this musical which surely has a bright future.

Sharon Rose, Lucie Jones, and Rebecca stand in a line, singing, at music stands. Sharon wears a tan jumpsuit and Lucie wears a black floral dress.
Sharon Rose, Lucie Jones, and Rebecca at Cadogan Hall. Image by Gavin Nugent.

Sending you all love, if anyone even stumbles upon this to read, and hoping that this next year is full of wonderful, exciting moments for everyone. Stay safe! Wear your masks!



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Exciting Voiceover News!

So thrilled that two of the video games I’ve voiced are now LIVE on Apple Arcade! 

I started recording for The Bradwell Conspiracy almost two years ago, so it is such a joy to finally get to play it. It will be live this week on PlayStation 4 and Steam (8 October), Nintendo Switch (10 October) and Xbox One (11 October). You can learn a lot more on the game website, but here’s the basics…

“Following a sudden explosion at the Stonehenge Museum fundraiser, you find yourself trapped in a hidden underground complex. Your only means of escape is by sending photographs of your surroundings to another survivor confined elsewhere.”

I play Dr. Amber Randall, the only other person left in the deserted, crumbling complex, and we work together to try to escape and uncover the conspiracy amidst the chaos! 

Check out our latest trailer featuring lots of great Amber-isms:

Another fantastic game to check out is Assemble With Care from UsTwo Games which has been getting rave reviews from Apple Arcade users! 

The game follows Maria (who I voice!), a repairwoman who visits the town of Bellariva to find work. Along the way, she ends up helping the people there fix much more than just their beloved objects. The graphics and music are absolutely gorgeous, and with a short gameplay of about 2 hours it is an unmissable, peaceful, joy of a journey to go on! 

Check out the trailer here:

If you’ve already played, please let me know what you think! I absolutely love both of these projects and am so proud to have received great feedback so far. 

And in theatrical news— still rocking out 8 times a week at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in School of Rock! I should be playing Patty DiMarco through February of 2020, so come out and see us if you haven’t yet! 



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Too many exciting things!

I know it’s been, as ever, FAR too long since an update on here. Finally, though, some very good and exciting news to report!

I’m typing this update backstage in my dressing room at School of Rock in the West End! I’ve taken over the role of Patty while the gorgeous Michelle Francis (who was in Mack and Mabel with me back in the day!) pops off to have a baby. I’m a couple weeks into performances now and absolutely loving it.

February was a total whirlwind—before I even found out I’d be starting at School of Rock I was planning a cabaret with my dear friend Chris Peluso, which we debuted at Crazy Coqs Live at Zédel on Sunday 10 February. We had so much fun and are so grateful for those who made it out to support us. Hopefully it will not be a one-time affair! Videos of the night can be found on my YouTube page as well as under the “Video” section on this website.

I also finished work last year on a brand new video game that I am so excited about. It’s called The Bradwell Conspiracy, and as soon as I know more about when the game will be released I’ll be posting here and on my social media pages. Recording it with director Kate Saxon, writers Georg Backer and Holly Pickering, and all the wonderful folks at Side UK was an absolute delight. It’s looking like I may have some other exciting voiceover opportunities in 2019, too, so I’m thrilled to keep working and learning in this new (to me!) discipline.

Overall, I just can’t believe how much everything has turned around for me over the past month or so. I’ve been living in London two years now, and it has not been an easy journey, but I’m finally a full-time working actor again. Thank you universe!



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First London gig!

Hello all!

There has been little to update about since my move to London last year. Admittedly, it’s been another uphill climb to meet new casting directors and get seen for the projects I’m right for, but it finally feels like I’m gaining momentum and hopefully this will be the first of many happy announcements in the next year.

I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be performing in a brand new musical revue, Give My Regards to Broadway this July and August at Upstairs at the Gatehouse in Highgate, North London. The show, which is being produced by Jospeh Hodges, will be directed by Harry Blumenau with choreography by Chris Whittaker and music direction by Ashley Jacobs. Joining me in the cast are Ben Lancaster, Albert Linsdell and Thea Butler. We’ll be bringing you all the greatest hits from the golden era of Broadway, including classics from Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, and Irving Berlin.

Check out our press release with BroadwayWorld here,
and buy your tickets for the show on the Gathehouse Theatre website!

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Goodbye, NYC!

Well, I accidentally missed almost two years of updating this blog…whoops!

Here’s the sparknotes recap:

— I had an amazing time with Mack and Mabel in Chichester and on our UK tour. In addition to the many joys of the cast and show, I fell in love with our production carpenter, JJ, and this month we celebrated our year and a half anniversary! (Is that a thing?)
— When I returned to the US, I had the pleasure of performing as Carole on the National Tour of Beautiful, and representing the show at promotional events all across the country. I racked up soooo many frequent flyer miles. Woohoo!
— I returned to my original track in Beautiful over the summer, and will be finishing my second run on Broadway in a few weeks.

And now, for the exciting news:

I’m moving to London at the end of February! After a long year of visa applications and life juggling, I’m thrilled to finally be able to take the first step in this new adventure. I’ve been in New York for almost 10 years, and while I will always love it and consider it a home, I’m excited for a change of pace and scenery.

Hopefully I will be better about updating this page with my career and life developments in the UK, and I look forward to sharing every new endeavor with all of you!


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London living!

Oh man, oh man. Not that I expect I have many devoted blog readers on this website, but I have been woefully absent this past year!!! Apologies if I have got any secret fans who really miss hearing from me, but it turns out I’m much better at Twitter and Facebook than I am here. Eek!

That said, I’m back, and ready to give the exciting update of what the past ten months have brought me.

As it had been from the start, Beautiful was the most incredible adventure life has taken me on to date and continued to be an absolute heaven of a job for each of the twenty months I spent working on it. I got to enjoy the company of my amazingly talented, compassionate, and generous cast mates. I got to fly across the country (and even to Canada!) to promote the show. I got the awesome opportunity to play Carole over 30 times for Tony-winner Jessie Mueller and later for the gorgeous Chilina Kennedy. May 10th, our 555th show, was my last (and a tearful one, at that).

Now, here I am writing from my flat in London, 3 weeks into rehearsals for what promises to be a truly special revival of Mack and Mabel at the Chichester Festival Theater and UK Tour. I’m working opposite Olivier Award winner Michael Ball (who recently got his OBE!) and a mind-blowingly talented cast of UK actors, and it still doesn’t feel real. Life is just too sweet.

Mack and Mabel is a hell of a show and a giant undertaking for all of us and our director, the remarkable Jonathan Church. Stephen Mear is blowing me away with his giant, gorgeous dance numbers. Toby Park and Aitor Basauri are making clowns out of all of us with their indispensable comedy and slapstick coaching. Music director Robert Scott and vocal coach Anne-Marie Speed have got me singing like I never expected I could. And just wait until you see Rob Jones’s stunning set and costume designs. It’s truly something magical in the making.

Meanwhile, I’m doing my best just to stay afloat in the madness of this cross-Atlantic move; learning London, getting lost on the Tube, seeing theater, making friends, learning lines, practicing choreography, and admittedly, missing home. But I am ever grateful for the wonder that my life unfolds to be. Utterly aware this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I promise not to squander a single moment of it.

For any of you in the UK, I do hope you’ll be able to come see the show. We begin previews in Chichester July 13th, celebrate Press Night on July 21st, and run until September 5th. More information can be found on Chichester’s website.

Our UK tour begins October 1st in Plymouth. All tour dates and cities can be found on the show’s official website.

Here are some photos from our first few weeks in the room… with more antics and silliness to ensue I’m sure!

I’ll try to be better about updating throughout our Chichester run and tour, but I don’t want to make promises I can’t keep! Most importantly I want to savor every single moment of my dream life as I’m living it.




Our Fatty Arbuckle, Jack Edwards, survived a pie attack!

Our Fatty Arbuckle, Jack Edwards, survived a pie attack!

Michael and I suit up for a rehearsal of our Roman pie-throwing scene!

Michael and I suit up for a rehearsal of our Roman pie-throwing scene!

Still from our shoot for Mabel's Strange Predicament, one of the silent films that will be projected as part of the show.

Still from our shoot for Mabel’s Strange Predicament, one of the silent films that will be projected as part of the show.

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Broadway in Chicago

Just a quick update to thank all the amazing folks who came out to Broadway In Chicago’s annual summer concert last night in Millennium Park. Such an amazing event and I was so thrilled to be a part of it.

Check out these awesome photos from the event as well as some footage from a fan.

Now back to NYC for the show…looking forward to performing as Carole at the Sondheim from August 29th-September 4th! Hope to see you there.


chicago concert crowd

Our HUGE crowd…over 15,000 people!

Will you still love me tomorrow?

BIC Concert 1

You’re Beautiful as you feel!


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