Wales' West End stars

Wizard of Oz West End Theatre
Sophie Evans stars in Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage adaptation of the Wizard of Oz Photo: ITV News Wales

Wales has always had a reputation for producing world class singers and actors, and at the moment it almost looks like the Welsh are taking over London's West End - with three performers winning rave reviews for their leading roles.

One of those who has won over the tough theatre critics is Owain Arthur - no mean feat considering he took over the role from 'Gavin and Stacey' star James Cordon.

The 28-year-old Bangor born actor is now the lead role in Nicholas Hytner's award-winning production of 'One Man, Two Guvnors'.

This year has got off to a flying start for another Welsh actor too - Mark Evans from Denbighshire has landed the role made famous by Patrick Swayze on film for a musical version of 'Ghost'.

And for one Tonypandy teenager, dreams have become reality as she has landed the lead role of Dorothy in 'The Wizard of Oz'. Sophie Evans became a household name after taking part in a TV talent search to find the lead role in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage adaptation of the film. The 19-year-old is back on home soil tomorrow evening to perform in a concert at St David's Hall in Cardiff.

ITV Wales has been along to catch up with the three sensational musical theatre stars.