Ria began her career aged 9, in Cinderella at the Grand Theatre, Swansea. After completing her education she played leading roles in Godspell, My Fair Lady, The Wizard of Oz and Dick Worthington followed by a national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and a tour of Britain and Europe in her own cabaret show. After playing the Princess in Aladdin she landed the starring role in Evita at the Manchester Opera House. At 18, Ria was the youngest ever to play the role. Chess marks her West End debut.
(Note: All biographies are from the original Chess programme.)