Johanna Johnston will play Elle Woods in Legally Blonde The Musical which runs in the Grand Opera House from Tuesday September 29 to Saturday October 3.
The Ulster Operatic Company’s production will be the Northern Ireland premier and the only performance in Ireland in 2015.
Having grown up as the only girl in the family with seven brothers Johanna is surprisingly a very pink and girly character rather than the tomboy you would expect growing up with so many males.
A member of not only Ulster Operatic but New Lyric and Bangor Operatic companies also, she has been given the opportunity to participate in many shows over the years.
Although all hold a special place in her heart, a few stand out, notably playing Anybody’s in Bangor Operatic‘s Westside Story and Shy in Londonderry Musical Society production of Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Home is where the noise is because I have 7 brothers lol
Tell us something your mum doesn’t know about you?
My mum doesn’t know that when I was in America in July I went on a date.
What would you do if you had the keys to the city for the day?
If I had the keys to the city for a day I would visit all the big buildings I’ve never been inside yet.. like Stormont, City Hall, Titanic Museum etc.
What’s the most interesting discovery you’ve made in Belfast?
The most interesting discovery I’ve made in Belfast is the day I discovered Belfast had a frozen yoghurt place lol
Which building would you most like to be locked in overnight?
A building I’d most like to be locked in overnight would definitely be Spoon Street… I absolutely love frozen yoghurt lol
There are a few but the top would be Zac Efron!
Describe your perfect day in the city?
Perfect day in Belfast would be Breakfast in French Village, a day full of shopping and then a show or movie to end the day!
Earliest Belfast memory?
Earliest Belfast memory is being randomly brought into a pub in Belfast to Irish Dance.
What movie most closely resembles your life story and why?
As cliched as this sounds Legally Blonde sums up my life story only because people assume that I’m a dumb blonde but I’m really not (or so I like to think at least) lol and this is Elle Woods Story.
Sum up Belfast in three words?
Belfast is beautiful, busy and fun