A serious back operation prevented Hope from performing on stage for the first time in Cape Town Opera’s Outreach Department’s production of The Magic Flute in 2015.
However, the brave St. Mary’s student had recovered sufficiently to participate in the chorus for CTO’s annual outreach concert of an adaptation of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. Ignited by a passion for performing, Hope auditioned, and was selected, to be one of the 13 strong group of Water Boys, the gang of urchins in Tiger Bay the Musical. Hope gave a feisty performance and won the hearts of the audience.
Hope will perform again later this year at Artscape’s lunch hour free performance of Hansel and Gretel on October 11th.