Actress Melanie La Barrie has been performing professionally on stage since she was eight years old. Having grown up in Trinidad, and hosted a daily morning programme on Trinidad’s main radio station, she now lives in London and appears regularly in West End musicals. As well as originating the roles of Mrs Corry in Mary Poppins and Pearl in Daddy Cool, she’s appeared in the West End in Les Miserables, Ragtime and Fame. Elsewhere, her credits include Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Blues in the Night and The Sunshine Boys. La Barrie is now at the King’s Head Theatre starring in the world premiere of Rue Magique, a new musical set in a modern London brothel.