Our Faye is saucy and sassy in 69 Shades of Black

Faye Tozer is Christina Black in 69 Shades of Black
Faye Tozer is Christina Black in 69 Shades of Black

Who needs Fify Shades of Grey when we have our very own Faye Tozer starring in 69 Shades of Black at Dunstable’s Grove Theatre in May?

The former Steps star who grew up in the town and trained at Anne Gale School of Dance said: “I thought this would be a really fun show to do and something totally different from my more recent theatre jobs.

“Christina Black is a successful business woman, the head of an advertising agency, who has taken a shine to her new employee – the hopelessly boring William.

“She has a hard-nosed exterior and likes to be in control – but she’s definitely not complicated and dark like Christian Grey. Our show is very light-hearted!”

Faye and her girlfriends read the original book – sometimes out loud - between venues on the Ultimate Steps tour and she’s hoping to see the movie with them now it’s been released.

She said: “I love a girly night out – getting ready together, catching up, putting the world to rights, venting about our hubbies, maybe a show and then drinking and dancing the night away.”

Faye made her musical theatre debut with Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Tell me on a Sunday and has appeared in many shows since, including Me and My Girl, Dial M for Murder and Eva Cassidy in Over the Rainbow.

But nothing beats being mum to five-year-old Ben.

She said: “He changed my whole perspective on the world and I am a better person because of him.”

> See 69 Shades of Greyat the Grove Theatre on May 8. Call the Box Office for tickets on 01582 602080 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk