About

I have been acting, singing and generally fooling around since I can remember. Telling stories is all I have ever wanted to do, and from the moment I created ‘Scragscutt’ at 10 years old, my parents knew there was no turning back. With my top hat, tails, walking stick and fake moustache, I launched myself into the world of make-believe and music as an old Victorian chimney sweep. Since then, I’ve been blessed to play many more characters (‘Rachel Marron’ in ‘The Bodyguard’, ‘Nala’ in ‘The Lion King’, ‘Anne’ in ‘Egusi Soup’) and have worked with some of the most wonderful and talented people on stage, television, music and film. And I’m looking forward to creating make-believe with many, many more.

It is with the words of the late Dr Maya Angelou, that I dance through life:

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”

Welcome to my website. Enjoy!

Gloria

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News

Brighton Rock

Monday 25th April 2018

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Since February Gloria has been on tour with Bryony Lavery’s new adaption of the celebrated classic noir thriller novel, ‘Brighton Rock‘, by Graham Greene.  Starring in the role of Ida Arnold still travels with the production till the end of May.  Visiting this week Watford Palace and remaining are follows:

Watford Palace  24 Apr – Sat 28 April

Northern Stage  1 May – 5 May

Theatr Clwyd  8 May – 12 May

Derby Theatre  15 May – 19 May

The Lowry, Salford  22 May – 26 May

★★★★ The Times

★★★★ The Observer

★★★★ The Stage

 

Caroline, Or Change

April 2017

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During the Spring of 2017, Gloria was delighted to have played the role of, Radio 1 in the celebrated brand new production of, ‘Caroline, Or Change’ by Tony Kushner.  Led by the Olivier Award winning, Sharon D Clarke in the title role and directed by the acclaimed Michael Longhurst.  This show was awarded with 5 star critique and was such a huge success it subsequently has had transfer to London, at the Hampsted Theatre and now later in 2018 to a West End home at The Playhouse.

101 Dalmations

Monday 23rd October 2017

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Gloria begins rehearsals in the iconic role of, ‘Cruella De Vil’ in a new reimagined version of 101 Dalmations by acclaimed Debbie Issit, directed by Tessa Walker in the Birmingham REP’s Christmas production.

The Taming Of The Shrew

Monday 5th December 2016

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In March 2017, as a part of the Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank season next year at The Globe, Gloria will be undertaking the role of Katherine in, ‘The Taming Of The Shrew’.

The Grinning Man

Tuesday 2nd August 2016

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Recently announced, Gloria will be taking on the role of the amoral Duchess Josiana in a new british musical production of, The Grinning Man’.  Bristol Old Vic’s artistic director, Tom Morris ( War House) directs this promising new piece based on the novel ‘L’homme Qui Rit’ by Victor Hugo.  With a book by Carl Grose, music and lyrics by Tim Phillips and Marc Teitler this weird and wild musical promises to excite.  Performances run at the Bristol Old Vic from 13th Oct- 13th Nov 2016.

Music

Videos

Showreel 2015

RIVER SLOW DOWN (feat. Gloria Onitiri) Live from the St. James Studio, London 2014

THE LION KING - West End Show Trailer

INTRODUCING GLORIA ONITIRI - The Bodyguard Musical

THE RAIN IT FALLS (feat. Gloria Onitiri) Live from the St. James Studio, London 2014

Press

“Onitiri puts an empathetic and heart-wrenching stamp on her character… She has a wonderful talent on stage. Her melodic voice with the delivery of speech is truly captivating.”
— Elizabeth Halpin, Behind the arras

“Gloria Onitiri's graceful, calming Charlotte…is delivered with charm and a quiet joie de vivre that sends the audience out of the theatre smiling, not crying.”
— Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“Onitiri as Charlotte is a joy….”
— Ronnie Haydon

“Onitiri is especially good as the American career débâcle comes to light…”
— Anne-Morley Priestman, WhatsOnStage

“Onitiri’s Arion…stalks the playing space and sings like a dolphin.”
— Amphibians, Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“Onitiri is a bright star in the West End….”
— lastminutetheatre.com

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Representation


DIAMOND MANAGEMENT
Agent: Lesley Duff

Email:
agents@diman.co.uk
Tel:
0207 631 0400


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