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Gina recently returned to the role of Mama Morton in Chicago on the UK National Tour and in Singapore, having played her in the West End at the Cambridge Theatre in 2008 and then again, in 2009, and also on the China Tour.
Including the role of Mama, she has been lucky enough to be leading lady a total of six times, appearing in The Full Monty, Fame, The Roy Orbison Story, Patsy Cline – A Musical Tribute & Carnaby St and also appearing off West End playing Gloria Kramer in the critically acclaimed production of One Touch of Venus and Chloe in Broken Journey at the Kings Head theatre.
Gina played Jo in the feature film Sorted, alongside Matthew Rhys & Tim Curry and subsequently played Kelly in the follow up feature from the same director, entitled The Flirting Club.
She’s also performed on the small screen in various TV programmes, including Witless (BBC), Doctors (BBC), Eastenders (BBC), Judge John Deed (BBC), Teenage Kicks (Sky One), The Bill (ITV) and in several TV commercials including Special K, Harper Collins, Littlewoods, TD Ameritrade and many others.
Voice-overs are a big part of Gina’s career and she has recorded many English Language Tapes, adverts, computer games and animations including Alice in Alice in Wonderland, Summer Camp and Scary Larry.
Gina co-wrote and starred in her own comedy show in Hollywood at Comedy Central Studios called Here Comes Treble alongside her sister, West End star Mazz Murray, with whom she trained at Redroofs Theatre School.
The two sisters have collaborated again, but this time to form acoustic rock/pop group, WOMAN. Their powerful and distinctive vocals give them a totally unique sound. WOMAN released their first album called WOMANVILLE and is available to purchase on iTunes now . Gina and Mazz both write songs for the group and have recently had the honour of touring with Earth, Wind & Fire and Billy Ocean, appearing at the Royal Albert Hall, amongst other prestigious venues across the UK. Visit womantheband.com for all information.
Most recently, Gina played Mrs Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol at the Lyceum Theatre, London for the London Musical Theatre Orchestra. Prior to this she travelled to Bahrain, Oman and Paphos singing for the British Royal Navy and Marine Corps. For more information, please visit www.colekitchenn.com