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Body and soul: Katie Ray

My parents were . . . long-haired hippy-lovers when they were young. But when I was growing up they were the real deal -- rounded, beautiful parents.

The house I grew up in . . . was just a normal, everyday house in south-east London in a cockney neighbourhood. However, I got the cockney kicked out of me at school where I learned to speak properly!

When I was a child I wanted to be . . . a singer, I was singing and jumping around a lot so I was probably born to be one. I remember I wanted to be a firefighter at one stage, too!

If I could change one thing about myself I would . . . try to work on my contentment and personal happiness a little bit more. I'm always trying to get the balance right.

You wouldn't know it but I'm very good at . . . yoga. I teach the ladies in the wardrobe department twice a week. I can also balance on my hands.

You may not know it but I'm no good at . . . long-distance running -- I'd like to be better at it but running is not my thing; I find it repetitive and boring.

At night I dream of . . . floating, clouds and airy-fairy things. I try not to watch any random things on the TV before I go to bed so that I don't have strange dreams.

When I look in the mirror I see . . . a reflection of me and who I need and want to be.

My favourite item of clothing is . . . black leggings and a black blazer, you can't go wrong when you have those essential items on tour.

I wish I'd never worn . . . lots of things, but mainly this pair of knee-high black boots. They were 1970s' style and were vile.

I drive . . . nothing. I bought a car recently but sold it again after about three months (for only half the price). I hate driving, I get very stressed.

My house is . . . the train, with my luggage, which I travel on going from place to place on tour.

My favourite work of art . . . is The Metamorphosis of Narcissus by Dali, I love surrealism.

A book that changed me . . . I read all the time and everything changes me. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert in particular was amazing.

My greatest regret is . . . never being able to learn ballet when I was young. In general I try not to have regrets; they are bad for you.

My real-life villain is . . . myself. You can eat yourself up about things but you have to learn to let them go, I try to work on that every day.

The person who really makes me laugh is . . . my dad, Peter. He has such a dry sense of humour and he's very witty. He also sends me little poems now and again, which I love.

The last time I cried . . . was when I was sick with flu a while ago. I don't cry very often.

My five-year plan is . . . to work on my hopes and dreams; to study some more, do some more travelling and to grow and learn from the wise.

My life philosophy is . . . to live every day without regret and let the little things go.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang runs in the Grand Canal Theatre from Wednesday, July 21 until Saturday, 14 August. Tickets from Ticketmaster dedicated line: 0818 719 377


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