Lucy-Mae's sweet success in Mr Stink

Published: 28 July 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Lucy Mae Beacock as Chloe and Bradley Davis as Mr Stink at Chickenshed in 2018 Credit: Daniel Beacock

Lucy-Mae Beacock was just nine when chosen to play Matilda in the RSC production of Matilda the Musical in London's West End.

Despite being born with spina bifida, she landed the hugely prestigious role but her world nearly came crashing down when she was also diagnosed with scoliosis.

An operation in the US was successful and Lucy-Mae is back to singing and dancing in David Walliams’s Mr Stink which comes to Bolton over the summer as part of a national tour.

Lucy-Mae plays Chloe Crumb, a 12-year-old who invites homeless Mr Stink and his dog, Duchess, to move into her family's shed.

Chickenshed's Mr Stink follows their adaptation of The Midnight Gang in 2017.

It’s at the Albert Halls August 20–23.