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How we've all adapted as the showbiz game has slumped... entertainers reveal how they have survived during Covid lockdown


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Adapting: singer Maria Watton Graham working as a waitress

Adapting: singer Maria Watton Graham working as a waitress

Adapting: singer Maria Watton Graham working as a waitress

Christmas is usually one of the busiest times of the year for musicians and actors, but 2020 is very different due to Covid. Linda Stewart talks with four entertainers from Northern Ireland who have had to find new work.

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Actress Allison Harding (56) performed in the movies Mamma Mia and Beauty and the Beast as well as touring for many years with the stage shows of Sister Act and Return to the Forbidden Planet. Last Christmas she played Captain Jess Hook in Peter Pan at the Lyric Theatre and was due to appear in Pinocchio there this Christmas until it was cancelled. She lives in Newtownabbey with her partner, choreographer Jennifer Rooney, and has been cooking at a children's home.


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