Think of the big musicals and what comes to mind - 'Cats', 'We Will Rock You,' 'My Fair Lady,' 'Wicked,' 'Les Mis?
Well one of the names that connects all those shows is Suffolk's Kerry Ellis. She's gone from Potter's Leisure near Great Yarmouth to treading the boards where she's been for 20 years.
Kerry is celebrating by touring the UK; and is performing at 'The Stables' theatre in Milton Keynes tomorrow and The Playhouse in Norwich on the 6th of June.
Becky Jago went to The Apex in Bury St Edmunds before curtain up to chat. to her about her big break, juggling her work with home, and what she does to prepare for her shows.
You can watch an extended version of her interview below: