LEGAL assistant Niamh Finan has achieved a lifelong ambition by appearing in a New York show.

Niamh Finan, who works in the clinical negligence team at Hilary Meredith Solicitors in Wilmslow, successfully auditioned for Buried in December 2017.

After getting the part, Niamh went on to perform in London, Leicester, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Czech Republic.

The new musical, written by Tom Williams and Cordelia O’Driscoll, was the Official Selection of the 2019 New York Musical Festival’s Next Link Project, picked from 200 applicants to be the only British musical.

Niamh and the rest of the cast have just returned from New York, where they performed for five days at the off-Broadway theatre, The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre.

Buried has six cast members. As a multi-role character in the production, Niamh was able to play and experiment with a number of roles including an investigative journalist, a glamorous scientist’s assistant and a deluded hitch-hiker.

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Niamh Finan performs in the New York production

Niamh said: “Being in the show has been so much fun, it’s an experience I will never forget.

“The cast and creative team are extremely close friends, and I feel so lucky to have been able to perform around the world with some incredibly talented people.

“The show was received extremely well. The dark comedic nature of Buried really attracted the US audience.

“A lot of the audience members met us at the stage door after each show and were full of praise for all the cast, band and the creative team - we even signed a couple of programmes.

“We were really lucky to have an experienced and talented US production team working with us on the show over there.

“The team invited a number of influential people from the industry to see the production.”

Niamh has always loved being on stage, and competed as an Irish dancer to world championship level for 14 years.

She now plans to hone her skills as a musical performer in her spare time.

She added: “It’s great to be able to perform around my role as a legal assistant.

“I make sure to get as much work as possible done in the day so I can perform in the evenings and at weekends.”

Hilary Meredith, chairman of Hilary Meredith Solicitors, said: “We are proud of Niamh. She goes the extra mile in everything she does, and has a great career - or two - ahead of her!”