Interview: Katy Heavens

Date of birth: April 18.

Occupation: Singer.

What school did you attend? Beeslack Community High School, Penicuik.

What was your first job? Front of house staff at the King’s Theatre.

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My biggest achievement so far has been . . . Being a Tootsie! I’m a member of retro girl band The Tootsie Rollers.

Three words that sum up my personality are . . . Cheeky. Smart. Optimistic.

Favourite place in the world? Wherever I can be with my favourite people. I did spend some time in Tuscany this summer, which was pretty special.

Three places I could not live in Edinburgh without are . . .

1. The King’s Theatre. I first visited when I was four years old, then worked there when I was a student and now I’m back playing the Fairy in the pantomime. It is such a beautiful building with so much history and character. There is nowhere else like it.

2. I love The Outsider for a light lunch. The mussels are my all-time favourite.

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3. The view of the city from the Observatory on Blackford Hill. Magic.

Who is your best friend? This is too difficult . . . The Tootsies are my best friends. Am I allowed five?

Which TV show do you never miss? Mad Men.

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If you could bring one show to Edinburgh, what would it be? Can I cast it too? South Pacific is a great show. I’d love to play Nellie and choose my Emile.

Name one item you could not live without. Tragic but true, my iPhone.

By what ethos do you live your life? “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun” – Katharine Hepburn.

Cinderella, King’s Theatre, Leven Street, Saturday-January 22, various times, £10.50-£24.50, 0131-529 6000

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