SARAH Louise Day, who was born and brought up in Basingstoke, will play Cinderella in this year’s Gazette-sponsored Anvil pantomime. She is also the show’s choreographer.

Sarah’s professional credits started at a young age with the UK tour of Barnum, as an ensemble and circus performer. Next came an international skate show, followed by a season as principal singer in Scotland.

Mum-of-two Sarah, who now lives in Guildford, created the female lead role of Cathy in the world premiere of Casper the Musical, which ended its tour at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, marking her West End debut.

She then played Chava and was resident child director in the UK tour of Fiddler on the Roof alongside Paul Nicholas, and has choreographed and appeared in many pantomimes as female lead across the country.

1. Who was your childhood hero and why? Gene Kelly.

2. What is your most precious possession, and why is it important to you? The most precious things in my life are most definitely my two gorgeous little girls.

3. What was the first record/CD you bought? I think the first record I bought with my pocket money was Cliff Richard and the Young Ones’ Living Doll. I played it over and over. I was about eight.

4. What is the radio/television show you hate to miss? I love Strictly and I cannot miss that, along with Downton Abbey and Mr Selfridge.

5. What is your favourite film? It has to be Weird Science. I was, and still am, totally in love with Robert Downey Jr. He only has a small part in this film but he’s in it all the same.

6. What is your pet hate? Bad manners.

7. What are you reading at the moment? With two little ones, there’s not too much time for reading. I have What to Expect When You're Expecting. And my Cinderella script.

8. If you were choosing a last meal, what would it be? It would have to be my hubby’s spag bol.

9. If you could meet anyone from history, who would it be? I would love to have met Gene Kelly to chat to him about all those amazing artists he worked with, and what it was like being part of that glamorous and exciting time.

10. If you had a time machine, where would it take you? I love 1950s fashion and I think I would have loved living in that decade.

11. If you were stranded on a desert island, what luxury would you choose to have with you? My family. If not, chocolate.

12. What sports team do you support? Arsenal.

13. What was your first job? I’ve not really had a ‘proper’ job. My first job was teaching at my sister’s dance school on a Saturday. Oh, I did work in a candle shop for a day. But when I was moved off the tills and had to stack shelves, it wasn’t so much fun!

14. If you could take over someone’s job for the day, whose job would you choose? The England football manager’s – because it's so stressful, I could eat loads of cake and still lose weight with all the worry.

15. What worries you the most? I probably worry that I’m not a good enough mum.

16. What is your proudest moment? Marrying my husband and creating our family together.

17. What would you like your epitaph to be? Be careful! I’m so clumsy that I may just have fallen in here accidentally!

18. What’s your guilty pleasure? Well I’m loving McBusted at the moment. I’ve always loved Boyz II Men and other bands that you might say were cheesy.

19. What one thing could change society for the better? To stop being so negative and down on our lives, and be more thankful for the things we have, and respect each other a lot more.

20. What three words best describe you? Little, bubbly, clumsy!