Sophia was born in Yorkshire and trained with Louise Browne as a York Scholar, Dawn Staples and Northern Ballet School. Her Stage credits include Mary in The Pyjama Game; Meg & Ballet Girl in Phantom of the Opera-West End Apache dancer in Joseph-West-End; Blue Fairy and Fox in Pinocchio at ROH2-Will Tuckett; Princess in The Red Balloon at ROH2-Aletta Collins.
Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures credits include- Marshmallow and Cupid in Nutcracker!, Moth Maiden,French Princess and Girlfriend in his 10th Anniversary Swan Lake and creating the role of Bunny Munroe in the original cast of Edward Scissorhands; Opera credits for ENO include Kismet, Mikado and Merry Widow. Film credits include Phantom of the Opera and Young Victoria.
Sophia has loved revisiting Callas again since 2008 and is proud to have such a wonderful and supportive cast working with her..
Sophia Hurdley presents..
Sophia Hurdley as Maria Callas
James Leece as Aristotle Onassis
Shelby Williams as Jackie Kennedy
Mike Denman as Mr R.J Murrow
“An object in possession seldom retains the same charm it had in pursuit”
Callas will transport you into the 1950’s black and white cinema. An obsessive love story exploring the life of Maria Callas and her corrosive love affair with Aristotle Onassis and his symbiotic relationship with Jackie Kennedy.
The Singer had first sacrificed the woman; and the woman grasping at an illusion of happiness, sacrificed the singer.
Choreographed and Directed by Sophia Hurdley. Assisted by Neil Westmoreland, Shelby Williams and James Leece.
Lighting/Sound – Ruari Cormack
Visual effects - Adam Seamen