JENNIFER Tierney has featured in the Advertiser's pages several times in recent years and for our latest Archive Hour story, we look back to 2009 when the talented actress, singer and dancer landed a major role in a west end musical.


A TALENTED performer has won a major role in one of the most successful award-winning musicals in London’s West End.

And actress, singer and dancer Jennifer Tierney says she owes her success to her training at Helensburgh’s Ian McLeod’s Theatre School - and her parents.

Jennifer is due to appear in the cast of Wicked - a musical prelude based on the Wizard of Oz - which is attracting record audiences at the capital’s Apollo Victoria Theatre.

Apart from having a role within the cast’s ensemble 28-year-old Jennifer will also be covering for Harriet Thorpe who plays a leading part as Madame Morrible in the lavish production when she joins the cast. But it was at Ian McLeod’s school where Jennifer’s theatrical ambitions developed.

She said: “It was really because of him that I’m working professionally. I began training at the school at a young age and it wouldn’t have been possible without him - and also I have a big thank you to my mum and dad, as I wouldn’t be where I am without them.”