Dream comes true for Anya

Kevin McLeod, Gary Coupland and new addition Anya Scott-Rodgers.  Picture by John Young
Kevin McLeod, Gary Coupland and new addition Anya Scott-Rodgers. Picture by John Young

A DREAM has come true for Anya Scott-Rodgers as she was revealed as the new star of children’s favourites, ‘The Singing Kettle’ last week.

Twenty years after making her debut on stage with the Singing Kettle, when she played the Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede aged six at Lanark Memorial Hall, Anya has now become a fully fledged member of the children’s entertainment group.

The Lanark woman was chosen from over 300 people to take on the role as the new cast member stepping into the shoes of Cilla Fisher and Artie Trezise who retired from the group.

Anya told the Press this week: “I had the usual videos, toys and hat as a wee girl and I really enjoyed The Singing Kettle.

“Being brought up in a musical environment it was great for sing-a-longs when I was little.

“When I saw the advert, I knew I had to go for it and would feel at home with it.

“Cilla and Artie have been wonderful, they have looked after me and given me all the support in the world.

“I’ve been busy for the last few months rehearsing and recording with Gary and Kevin, and trying to keep it secret that I was the new member.

“It’s going really well and I think we’re about ready to go out there and do it.”

The Singing Kettle’s new tour, ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ starts next weekend in Glasgow, but the new line up bring the show to Kirkcaldy’s Adam Smith Theatre on April 11-14.