THE STORY SO FAR
Lydia Griffiths was born and brought up in Wrexham, North Wales.
In 1997 she won the second series of ITV's ‘Big Big Talent Show’ hosted by Jonathan Ross. Later that year she was invited to perform for the Queen and Prince Phillip on ‘The Royal Command Performance’.
In the years following her early success, Lydia has been working extensively all over the world; one of her most exciting engagements was on ‘Friday Night is Music Night’ for Radio 2 where she was guest soloist for the ‘BBC Concert Orchestra’.
In 2008 Lydia was asked to play ‘Sophie’ in the BBC2 sitcom ‘Empty’ along side Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings) and Gregor Fisher (Rab C. Nesbitt)! Other television appearances include ‘The Mike Doyle Show’, HTV, ‘Just up Your Street’, BBC and ‘Noson Lawen’ S4C which led to the release of her first solo album in Welsh.
Lydia's Theatre credits include Cosette and understudied/played Eponine in 'Les Miserables' (Palace Theatre and Queens Theatre, London), Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz’, (Mayflower, Southampton). Carrie in ‘Carousel’ (Chichester Festival Theatre), understudied and played the role of Clarice in ‘Napoleon’ (Shaftesbury Theatre, London), the title role in ‘Cinderella’ (Leamington Spa), Malicia the Witch ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Middleton Arena), ‘Musical Magic’ (UK Tour), Sally Bowles in ‘Cabaret’ (Chester Gateway), ‘Pravda’ (Birmingham Rep).
In May 2002 Lydia appeared as guest soloist at 'The Royal Albert Hall' in a tribute to the music of Sir Tim Rice and has returned many a year to pay homage to musical greats alongside Michael Ball, David Essex and Glenn Close.
She is also a regular performer for ‘Much Loved Productions’ and ‘West End International’ and has performed with some of the countries leading military bands and concert orchestras, namely ‘The British Philharmonic’, the ‘Prince of Wales Swing Band’ and the ‘Band of the Royal Life Guards’.
Having just returned from a world tour of ‘Abbamania’ where she played the lead role of ‘Agnetha’, Lydia was asked to join the 25th Birthday celebrations of ‘Les Miserables’ at the O2 arena in London as a featured soloist. The concert was filmed for DVD and was shown in cinemas all around the world.
Last year she was thrilled to join the cast of the long standing show 'Beyond the Barricade' in Hong Kong and Australia.
Lydia now resides in Melbourne, Australia and is available for gigs and concerts. Please contact through the form below.