Jodie is dancing – and singing – on her own

25th April 2020

It was the perfect birthday present for young performer Jodie Weller – a microphone just as lockdown was announced.

So it was quickly put to good use by the 20-year-old from North Walsham who has been a familiar face on the Little Theatre stage since she was six.

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Jodie Weller recording Dancing on My Own in her bedroom

Jodie, who has appeared in pantos, community productions and most recently youth drama Shakers, recorded a cover version of Callum Scott’s Dancing on My Own.

“I just love the harmonies and it was a great chance to try out my new mic,” she explained. “My head is nearly touching the ceiling, but that is because the roof is low rather than me being very tall!”

Jodie also loves dancing, having taken part in, and won, Ballroom Latin and Ballroom competitions between the ages of 10 and 17.

Jodie Weller (centre back) in Shakers at Sheringham Little Theatre

Jodie Weller (rear centre) during her role in Shakers at Sheringham Little Theatre.

But acting is her current favourite form of the performing arts. Last year she co-founded the Peas in a Pod theatre company, which aims to provide a stage for aspiring actors, and writers.

They are currently hatching a new play Bug Eyed, which they hope to stage at the Little Theatre in the late summer or autumn. The dark comedy combines the fun side of musical festivals with a serious message about drugs.

Jodie, who is currently furloughed from her job in marketing at St George’s Theatre in Great Yarmouth, is putting the rest of lockdown to good use, adding another string to her performing bow, by learning to play the guitar.

See Jodie’s Dancing On My Own here

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