Victoria Hamilton-Barritt: I love being in them, but I'm not the biggest musicals fan


Remarkably, given her long list of West End musical credits, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt is currently making a West End debut, of sorts. She is making her first West End appearance in a play, as she plays The Woman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.

Speaking on the latest episode of the Spotlight podcast by LondonTheatre.co.uk, Hamilton-Barritt spoke of how nervous she was when she first auditioned for the play.

“I had so much fun doing shows like Saturday Night Fever and Fame, but I was doing so much of it. Although it was great, I knew there were more strings to my bow and that I could do more, but it’s being given opportunity to do so”, she said.

And despite her long list of musical credits in the West End and beyond, she also confessed to not being a massive musical theatre fanatic.

“I’m one of these people that doesn’t know any musicals unless I’ve been in them. I don’t go looking through the internet to search for the latest Broadway musicals, or classics. I’m not particularly so interested, but I love being in them because they’re the most fun, and they’ve served me so well.”

During the course of the interview, Hamilton-Barritt also spoke of performing in Lin Manuel-Miranda’s In The Heights while she was pregnant, the messy career path she would have chosen if acting didn’t work out, and why she enjoys working with Wendell Pierce so much.

You can listen to the episode above, or by subscribing to the Spotlight podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast or any podcast service.


Death of a Salesman is at the Piccadilly Theatre.

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