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My Top 5 Showtunes: Louisa Lytton

The actress tells us the musical numbers she couldn't live without

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Louisa Lytton at this year's WhatsOnStage Awards
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Louisa Lytton rose to fame playing Ruby Allen in EastEnders, her subsequent TV appearances include The Bill, Strictly Come Dancing and The Jump.

Her previous stage credits include UK tours of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing and Boogie Nights.

She is currently starring as Rizzo in the UK tour of Grease.

1. "Everything's Coming up Roses" from Gypsy

I recently saw Gypsy in the West End and Imelda Staunton absolutely blew me away! Her version of this song was amazing, I could have watched her over and over.

2. "If I Can't Have You" from Saturday Night Fever

This is my all time favourite show, I love the era, the music and I know every word. I first saw this production when I was a young girl and fell madly in love with Adam Garcia (I even waited for him backstage). It has a special place in my heart and I would love for it to come back to the West End one day.

3. "Heaven on Their Minds" from Jesus Christ Superstar

In 1996 I saw Zubin Varla sing this song and it was one of the most memorable performances I have ever seen. I remember being mesmerised from the moment he came on stage.

4. "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" from Grease

As this is the first song I will be performing in a musical I think it needs a place in this list! I am so excited to give my take on such an emotionally moving song. It's a huge achievement for me and one I hope I will be proud of!

5. "Matchmaker" from Fiddler on the Roof

This song will always remind me of dancing around the kitchen with my mum. It's such a wonderful film although I have never seen the stage production. If It hits the stage again I'll be the first in line to buy tickets.

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