Theatre Interviews with Top West End Stars

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  • Charlie Stemp has been on a roll ever since the shining-faced newcomer lit up the West End late in 2016 as the irrepressible lead in Half a Sixpence, playing a drapery shop assistant who inherits a fortune. Stemp's own good fortune found the performer heading to Broadway early in 2018 to take over the role of Barnaby in Hello, Dolly!, followed by a return to London that Christmas to appear in the Snow White pantomime at the London Palladium.More recently, Stemp has been putting his terpsichorean...

  • Rachel Tucker can't wait to get back on stage. In fact, she's been dreaming about being back in the rehearsal room for Songs For a New World, Jason Robert Brown's four-person song cycle which Tucker will star in at the London Palladium on 11 October."I love the freedom of the pace and the individual-ness of every song," Tucker says of the show, which seems tailor-made for social distancing. "You can be a different character in each song. And I just, I love the freedom of that."Tucker was in New...

  • SiX is back in the West End, and we could not be more excited! We chatted with the musical’s writers Toby Marlow and Lucky Moss earlier in lockdown, and they answered some fan questions. From writing Quarantine: The Musical to ideas that didn’t make the final cut, Marlow and Moss share some behind the scenes secrets, potential future projects, and more in this exclusive interview. Book Six tickets on London Theatre. If you were to write a musical about any other historical figures, who would it...

  • Richard Gadd Baby Reindeer

    Thousands of shows make their way up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe each year, with some shows breaking out from the festival to become global phenomenons like Fleabag and Six. Making it into the mainstream may not be easy, but Richard Gadd's Baby Reindeer is set to be a West End hit, as the play transfers to the Ambassadors next month. Richard Gadd writes and stars in his one-man play that's based on a period of his life that saw him stalked by a stranger. What was once a terrible time has...

  • Celinde Schoenmaker The Secret Garden

    Even though The Secret Garden is a three-time Tony Award-winning musical, the two London productions of the musical have only played for a collective total of 22 weeks. But, it's coming back to the West End in style, thanks to a concert production coming to the London Palladium next month.Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's best-selling novel, the musical tells of a young girl sent to England to live with family she's never met, with music by Lucy Simon and a book and lyrics by Marsha Norman....

  • Janie Dee: London Climate Change Festival

    With protest groups like Extinction Rebellion gluing themselves to buildings and climbing on trains and planes to spread their message, as well as young activists like Greta Thunberg inspiring millions of children to become involved in the fight for the planet, conversations on climate change are beginning to be heard. Starting next month, the London Climate Change Festival, based at the Charing Cross Theatre will run at the London venue from 23rd March to 16th May. Figures from the worlds of...

  • The Haystack

    If you had the equipment to be able to find out anything you wanted to online, how deep would you search? That's the decision two computer geeks have to face as they're recruited into the national defence security team, using cutting-edge technology to investigate a questionable journalist.Exploring the consequences of surveillance in the present day, Al Blyth's world premiere of The Haystack asks what happens when methods develop faster than the law.Ahead of the official opening night, we asked...

  • Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel

    Approaching its one-year anniversary in the West End, Waitress follows Jenna Hunterson, a small-town woman who enters a pie-making competition in the hopes of winning a cash prize to start a new life. It's been the talk of the town in recent weeks, with Desi Oakley flown over from the US to step into the production after the lead and covers were unable to perform, proving that the show really does go on in the West End.But, it's not often that a musical's composer themself appears in their own...

  • Gary Beadle and Jasper Britton

    The lives of two men who find themselves together on a subway platform are the sole characters in Cormac McCarthy's 2006 play The Sunset Limited. After a world premiere in 2006 and a subsequent film adaptation in 2011 starring Samuel L. Jackson, Terry Johnson directs the play's London premiere at the Boulevard Theatre.Opening tonight at the Soho venue, we spoke with The Sunset Limited co-stars Gary Beadle and Jasper Britton about the big questions asked in the show, performing at the Boulevard...

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