Interview: Amy Thornton, Nini in Moulin Rouge

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Amy Thornton is currently starring as Nini in the West End production of Moulin Rouge at the Piccadilly Theatre.

Amy was part of the musical’s original West End cast in the ensemble whilst understudying Nini and Arabia. She has now taken over as Nini full-time and is dazzling audiences eight times a week. 


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Amy’s West End credits include: Palladium Panto (London Palladium), Matilda (Cambridge), Rock of Ages & Flashdance (Shaftesbury), Never Forget (Savoy) and Grease (Piccadilly). 

Her credits also include: Evita (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre),  Fame (UK Tour & Monte Carlo), Cats (Jersey & Guernsey) and Starlight Express (UK & Scandinavian Tour). She was also in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Universal). 

In this episode Amy explains how breaking her ankle changed the course of her career and led her to working as an assistant, associate and resident choreographer with the likes of Ellen Kane, Karen Bruce  and Fabian Aloise.

Amy was resident choreographer for the West End production of Matilda, assistant choreographer for the US, Australian, German, Chinese, Paris and UK touring productions of The Bodyguard and associate choreographer for Regent Park’s Evita.

Most recently Amy was Ellen Kane’s assistant choreographer for the film adaptation of Matilda, which received huge acclaim for its choreography. 

Follow Amy on Instagram: @ames26

Moulin Rouge runs at the Piccadilly Theatre. Visit for info and tickets. 

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