May 15, 2009
On May 10th Nikki and the rest of the original cast, played to another packed house in the second Body Gossip show, performed to raise money for Beat, the Eating Disorders Association. (www.b-eat.co.uk).
The show was performed in the round with the audience in the middle and the actors at different places around the venue. The play consisted of a series of monologues; 14 real-life stories written from the heart and brilliantly performed by the cast of celebrity actors, presenters, comedians and musicians.
Nikki sat on the Body Gossip sofa and read a powerful story very similar to her own, written by Sarah Wallace.
Watching the play was an emotional experience but it had its funny moments too. Most notably Charlie Whitworth's account of his impending circumcision acted enthusiastically by Chris Russell and Abigail Graham's blackly humourous guide to the attainment of celebrity beauty; "The Perfection Plan" performed by Paris Jefferson.
The performance ended with a powerful reading by Natalie Cassidy, which was dedicated to the memory of Kate Godfrey, who passed away in March 2008 following an 8 year battle with anorexia and bulimia.
After the show everyone had a chance to speak to the actors, admire the excellent art exhibition by Alex Roberts and there was an excellent performance from singer and songwriter Mis-Dee.
The event was organised by the actor Ruth Rogers whose brainchild this was Body Gossip and was attended by a representative from B-eat.
The cast were: Natalie Cassidy, Paris Jefferson, Nikki Grahame, Shobna Gulati, Chloe Marshall, Zaraah Abrahams, Donna-Leigh Bailey, Cerrie Burnell, Anne Diamond, Mikyla Dodd, Ewen Macintosh and Chris Russell
The stories were written by Athena Stevens - Sarah Wallace - Lisa Parry - Emily Holdsworth - Sophie McKenzie - Abigail Graham - Susan Hemming - Stephen Wall - Charlie Whitworth - Tracey Hammett - Megan Ford - Laura Nation - Aisling Bea - Delyse Phillips.
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