Actress signs the songs of the divas

MOUSY Sue Graves runs a funeral parlour in Bingley Bridge. No one knows she is a diva fanatic, until the day she is offered a cabaret spot at Harry s Place. Overnight, Tammy Frascati is born and Sue finds herself hurtling to stardom and Las Vegas, perform

MOUSY Sue Graves runs a funeral parlour in Bingley Bridge.

No one knows she is a diva fanatic, until the day she is offered a cabaret spot at Harry's Place.

Overnight, Tammy Frascati is born and Sue finds herself hurtling to stardom and Las Vegas, performing the songs of her favourite divas, Billie Holiday, Dusty Springfield, Ella Fitzgerald and Gloria Gaynor, in sign language.

But as success beckons Tammy, a handsome stranger pierces Sue's heart. What can she do, can she have both?

Featuring captioned dialogue and signed songs, Signs Of A Star Shaped Diva makes music and songs accessible to deaf people and sign language accessible to hearing people.

Caroline Parker gives a virtuoso performance as Sue and her alter ego Tammy.

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This one-woman show opens at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, on Wednesday and runs until February 6 before going on tour.

Caroline played Sue Lee in the fourth series of BBC See Hear's drama, Switch.

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