Hilary has performed in every aspect of the "business". Her credits extend through not only TV, Radio, Cabaret, Musicals, Tours and Cruises, but also encompass Script writing, Directing and Choreographing as well as Voiceovers and after dinner speaking.
Her most recent West End performance was in "Shout", a 60's music revue at the Jermyn St. Theatre, which was nominated for a West End award.
She also received critical acclaim for her portrayal of "Mrs. Van Damme" in the musical comedy "Animal Crackers" which played at the Lyric Theatre, London as well as co-starring as "Stella Winters" in the West End and UK Tour of the musical "Summer Holiday".
Her range of skills and repertoire has encompassed the following credits:
Headline Act on Cruises
Hilary began her career as a dancer working with Ken Dodd at the London Palladium. After gaining vocal experience in the close harmony group "Stutz Bear Cats", she left to pursue a solo career. Work has taken her to Australia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Italy, Portugal, Germany and even as far as the Falkland Islands !..
..and it was during this time she developed her love of comedy and impressions.
Soon after this, Hilary developed her own act, and was asked to join the L.W.T series "Copycats". She did, and two series later many other TV shows followed, including "The Royal Variety", The Des O'Connor show, The Freddie Starr series, "Live from the Palladium", The Night of 100 Stars, Talking Telephones and many more.
She has worked with Hale & Pace, Jim Davidson, Brian Conley, Bobby Davro and Joe Longthorne in summer season and has toured the UK supporting Richard Digance, Freddie Starr and Joe Pasquale.
She has also Written and Directed Children's shows for a major holiday organisation and written a pantomime.
She supported Hale & Pace on their tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2001, ...a 10 week tour, ...playing at every major venue and boarding 22 flights!
Her numerous impressions can now be heard on a series of greeting cards in High street stores. Further info can be found on Chatterbox greeting cards.
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