Benny Valentino Mamuini came to Newcastle as a refugee from Angola aged 6 and she is the star in the homecoming performance of Lost Happy Endings at the Theatre Royal on the 18th and 19th of March 2022. The Lost Happy Endings is narrated by Joanna Lumley and based on a children's book by former poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy. The UK tour will end at London Sadler’s Wells Theatre in April.
Benny always loved music and copied hip-hop routines on YouTube. Her inspirations came at a Dance History lesson at JPA. She decided to make dance her career with the help of teacher Clare Harvey. She studied at Northumbria University and London Contemporary Dance School. Benny is now a dancer and dance artist in residence with Newcastle’s Ballet Lorent.
Benny plays Jub in the show