Michelle Ryan has told London Tonight how excited she is to be making her West End debut at the Savoy Theatre.
The Enfield-born actress, who first appeared on TV screens as Zoe Slater in Eastenders, is taking on the lead role in the musical Cabaret, alongside singer Will Young.
She said it was amazing to be treading the boards in London, after a four week tour around the rest of the country:
Michelle is taking on the role of singer Sally Bowles, a part made famous by Liza Minnelli in the 1972 film and one which required rigorous dance training. She says she's finding theatre much more physically demanding than film or television.
Watch Michelle's full interview with Piers Hopkirk below.