West End role for Gretton performer

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An up-and-coming Gretton actress has bagged her first West End role.

Kayleigh O’Connor, 24, is treading the boards in the JB Priestly classic an Inspector Calls, which is showing at the Playhouse Theatre in London.

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Originally from Gretton, Kayleigh attended St Patrick’s RC Primary School in Corby, Uppingham Community College and then Brooke Weston Academy for sixth form.

After graduating from her Acting for Screen masters course from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Kayleigh took a film, Birth Cloud, to the Monaco International Film Festival at which it won three awards, including ‘best cast’.

Gretton charity The Travers Foundation supported Kayleigh last year. The charity supports 13 to 30-year-olds to improve their skills in sports, the creative arts and the performing arts and helped Kayleigh fund her own film EQ: A Film about Emotional Intelligence.

Kayleigh: “Last month I joined the ensemble cast of An Inspector Calls on the West End, which has received four and five star reviews.

“Although I am only in the show for a small amount of time, I am thoroughly enjoying being on the West End stage and I look forward to the opportunities that this one brings to me.”