Carley is fit for a princess

Carley Stenson as Princess Fiona
Carley Stenson as Princess Fiona

CARLEY Stenson has settled into her role as Princess Fiona in Shrek: The Musical.

The former Billinge resident took over from Kimberley Walsh last week after playing Elle Woods, in Legally Blonde.

She said: “When we found out Legally was closing, lots of things were being auditioned for and Shrek was one of them.

“One of my good friends, Dean Chisnall, was playing Shrek and I thought to sing opposite him would be amazing. “I think Princess Fiona is really cute and fun and feisty and I remember watching the movies with my nephews and thinking the music was cool.

“They are big shoes to fill, but I like a challenge - it gives me a kick up the bum.”

She also revealed that she had three weeks off before the show and spent time with her boyfriend, Danny Mac, who plays Dodger in Hollyoaks in Liverpool and her family in Billinge. She said: “It was perfect to have those weeks off to feel totally relaxed.”