A young drama teacher from Glasgow has made her debut on London’s West End after winning an STV singing contest.
Stevie Doc was announced as the winner of STV reality show Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream in December, alongside Tobias Turley.
The 22-year-old plays the lead role of Sophie in the Abba-inspired show at London’s Novello Theatre, with Tobias playing her on-stage partner, Sky.
The pair made their West End debut on January 29, and will go on to play eight shows a week until their contact ends in October 2024.
Stevie spoke to STV News about the exciting opening night, she said: “I think I just screamed when the curtain came down and didn’t stop.
“I was really surprised I didn’t cry to be honest, I think I was just too high on the adrenaline and it helped me keep it together”, the performer said.
Before stealing the hearts of the nation on the STV show, Stevie was studying musical theatre in London and teaching it to younger people.
She graduated from Arts Educational Schools in 2023, which said did help “prepare” her for the show.
However, transitioning into eight performances a week has been a “big” change for the star who credited the ITV show for helping her take on the role.
“I think the show was the closest I could’ve gotten to doing eight shows a week, because we were performing every three days so it really helped me build stamina”, she added.
Stevie spoke about joining an already established cast and how that could’ve been daunting for a first timer, but said the cast has been “so welcoming”.
“Everyone has been so lovely and welcoming, before the show starts we all chat and I share a room with the girls playing Ali and Lisa”, Stevie added.
The 22-year-old said she had the “best” time on the show and would go back and do it again in a “heart beat” if she could.
As for what is next for the star Stevie said that she has more dream roles she wants to play but being Sophie in Mamma Mia was “genuinely” my dream role.
“I’m so lucky that it was the first role I got, and I get to play her until October.
“I think afterwards I would eventually like to try movie musicals, that’s what I grew up watching and how I fell in love with musical theatre.
“I love performing on the stage, but doing a movie is also a dream, I like that they are able to make musicals more accessible for people,” she added.
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