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Redbridge workers getting ready to play their part in London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

PUBLISHED: 08:00 27 July 2012

Marianna Dadejova performed in the Olympics opening ceremony

Marianna Dadejova performed in the Olympics opening ceremony

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A nurse and a civil servant will have the best view possible of the Olympics Opening Ceremony by taking part tonight.

Marianna Dadejova, 29, of Eastern Avenue, Newbury Park, is one of about 1,000 medical staff representing the NHS in film director Danny Boyle’s extravaganza.

And Alasdair Bain, of Redbridge Lane West, Wanstead, is performing in a “transformative” segment of the show at the Olympic Stadium to be watched by an estimated global audience of two billion.

Marianna, a dental nurse with North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT), is “excited and scared” but is remaining tight-lipped about the details of the ceremony despite fielding questions from friends and family. She said: “I don’t even tell my mother exactly what is going on.”

She has been rehearsing since April along with other doctors and nurses for a segment believed to be a tribute to the NHS.

She added: “It’s really fantastic to work with Danny Boyle and to have direct contact with him. Even if something is going wrong,

Alasdair, 24, who works for the Department of Work and Pensions, said his star turn follows a Green and Pleasant Land segment which draws on William Blake’s poem Jerusalem, the British countryside and Glastonbury Tor.

He will help to change the massive set – which fills the field from the running track –before the arrival of the Queen.

More than 1,000 people will take part in this section.

He said: “We have a really good group of people, it’s really diverse, all ages and all walks of life. Now I’m looking forward to the day itself. It will be a really good show from what I’ve seen.”

Two other NELFT staff members, Caroline Dawes, of Redbridge’s podiatry service and Harjit Bansal, an equality and diversity manager at Goodmayes Hospital, are also taking part in the ceremony.

are taking part in the ceremony.

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