'Tina' star Emma Hatton on her favourite places in London

Emma Hatton, who has previously starred in Wicked, We Will Rock You, and Cats, talks about her favourite London spots including Ronnie Scott's and The Savoy.

Olivia Rook
Olivia Rook

In this new feature, each month we will be asking a West End star about their favourite things to do in London.

First up, Emma Hatton, who plays Rhonda Graam in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical. She previously starred in Wicked, We Will Rock You, and Cats.

Favourite Restaurant?
Caravan, Fitzrovia.

Favourite Cocktail?
Anything at American Bar in the Savoy Hotel. I used to sing there and to go back as a punter is always so lovely.

Favourite Pub?
Philomena’s on Great Queen Street. I used to do a residency just up the road and the whole band hung out there after each gig. Lovely memories.

Favourite Post-Theatre Haunt?
Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

Favourite Coffee?
Blank Street, or The Hoxton if I have work to do.

Favourite Neighbourhood?
Hampstead. Oh to live there!

Favourite Non-Theatre Thing to Do?
Meet friends for food, shop, or visit book shops. Foyles is a favourite.

Favourite Theatre in London?
The Royal Albert Hall. I was lucky enough to open for Jools Holland there in 2019 with my original music. A real pinch me moment!

Favourite Park?
St. James’s Park. I used to run around there in between shows when I was in Wicked. It’s so pretty.

Favourite Hotel in London?
The Savoy or The Rosewood. Both are simply beautiful.

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This article first appeared in the February issue of London Theatre Magazine.

Photo credit: Emma Hatton in The Savoy Hotel. (Photo by Danny Kaan)

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