Debbie Wake is a British performer who created the role of Joule in Starlight Express. She had a long involvement with the show and later on would play Dinah both in London and on the Japan/Australia Tour.
Starlight Express History
London - 1985 - Joule
London - 1986 - Dinah
Japan/Australia Tour - 1987/88 - Dinah
London - 1988 - Dinah
London - 1989 - Dinah
Japan Tour - 4/1990 - 7/1990 - Dinah
Debbie Wake (Joule) started skating three years ago when she was 15. A year later she was performing in London night clubs and at various fashion shows with Rotation, a dance group on skates, which she formed with Attlee Baptiste, who plays Rocky 2. Debbie has also appeared on skates in the BBC TV Drama series It Takes Three Women with Lisa Goddard.
From the age of four Debbie has always proved her dancing ability, winning many medals and awards, and it seemed natural to her to transfer those abilities onto roller-skates. When she was 18, she formed a roller-dance group to tour clubs and this led to television appearances in many features and documentaries for both BBC and ITV. Her natural flair and ability was soon noted by Trevor Nunn and Arlene Philips, and they cast her in the role of Joule in the original production of Starlight Express. Debbie's enthusiasm led her to develop her vocal talents and she was rewarded with the role of Dinah for the 1986 London season of Starlight Express. A role she relishes, Debbie is excited by the opportunity to play Dinah.