An audience with... actress Rula Lenska

Rula Lenska, who is performing in Lutterworth on Saturday, November 3.
Rula Lenska, who is performing in Lutterworth on Saturday, November 3.

A FORMER soap star is bringing her one-woman show to town next week.

Rula Lenska has had an almost-four decade career in showbiz, appearing in a large number of popular dramas and comedies including Minder, Boon, The Detectives, Footballers’ Wives, To the Manor Born and One Foot in the Grave.

Mia and the Moon.

Mia and the Moon.

She also appeared on reality show Celebrity Big Brother in 2006.

Rula is hosting a one-woman show at The Piano Rooms, at Lutterworth Soccer Centre in Hall Lane, Bitteswell, from 8pm next Saturday.

The show is billed by Rula herself as: “A ramble through my life in show business with musical interludes.”

Support on the evening is being provided by sibling duo Mia and the Moon.

Rula Lenska

Rula Lenska

Last week, the Mail reported how the sisters Laura and Mary Anne Ratcliffe, from Swinford, were attempting to beat the X Factor 
single to the Christmas number one spot.

Bradley Woodward, the principal of Lutterworth Performing Arts Centre, said: “It promises to be a very entertaining show.

“Rula is an accomplished performer and she is being very ably supported on the evening by local act Mia and the Moon, who had some television exposure on the X Factor recently.”

Rula was born in 1947 and apart from her success in the UK she was briefly a celebrity in the US after appearing in a series of advertisements for Alberto VO5 shampoo.

She was married to actor Dennis Waterman for 11 years.

Rula had a role in ITV soap Coronation Street for several months in 2011 and quit the show so she could join the cast of play Calendar Girls, which was on a tour of the UK at the time.

Tickets for the show, which starts at 7.30pm, cost £20. The ticket price includes a buffet. To buy tickets, phone Lutterworth Performing Arts Centre on 01455 553878.