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Theatre Interviews with Top West End Stars

Check out our London Theatre Guide Interviews section and hear from some of the best performers and creatives in the London theatre industry! Enjoy exclusive interviews with cast and production staff for the shows currently playing in the West End, and get a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of your favourite plays, and musicals.

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  • Photo credit: Simon Lipkin (Photo by Nobby Clark)

    Typically, performers spend weeks in rehearsals, developing scenes and memorising their lines. But what happens when that time frame is drastically reduced? Simon Lipkin found himself with limited time for preparing for his latest show, called in to play Brian in the world premiere of Brian & Roger - A Highly Offensive Play just eight days before the first preview."I had a friend meet me every night and we would work in the theatre until late," Lipkin told London Theatre. Learning 700 lines...

  • Photo by David Reiss

    As soon as Dino Fetscher went on one of his first vacations post-lockdown, he scored an audition for The Normal Heart at The National Theatre, a play he had read in drama school and is very close to him."If I really want to get a job, all I need to do is book a holiday," Fetscher jokes over Zoom. "And then without a doubt, I get a job that clashes with the dates."Fetscher ultimately landed the role of Felix Turner, a closeted reporter in 1980s New York who falls in love with Ned Weeks, inspired...

  • Samantha Barks in Frozen

    Thomas Schumacher, the longtime president of Disney Theatrical Group, isn't scared of making big changes - whether its adding a song to a time-tested musical, testing a show in a new international city, or reopening multiple productions around the world in the wake of a global pandemic."There are real things in life to be afraid of in musical theatre isn't one of them," Schumacher says.His latest venture in London: opening Frozen in the West End at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The beloved...

  • Photo credit: Nathaniel Parker and Ben Miles in The Mirror and the Light (Photo by Helen Maybanks)

    Nathaniel Parker could well classify as the British theatre's leading history boy - or shall we say man. He played the onetime prime minister Gordon Brown on the West End in The Audience; was the former speaker of the House of Commons, Jack Weatherill, in James Graham's This House; and has spent the better part of a decade living on and off with the character of Henry VIII in the various stage versions of Hilary Mantel's trio of novels about Thomas Cromwell and Tudor England: Wolf Hall, Bring up...

  • Luke Thallon and Patsy Ferran in Camp Siegfried

    Patsy Ferran and Luke Thallon formed their own bubble while rehearsing for Camp Siegfried at The Old Vic. Although the actors had done some work on the new Bess Wohl play virtually, the nature of the story requires a fast and intimate connection between their characters and Zoom just wasn't going to work for the long term."The chemistry between these two people is pivotal," Ferran said. "If you already put on these literal physical barriers, it's just not quite going to land, because these...

  • Photo credit: Lucy St Louis and Killian Donnelly (Photo by Johan Persson)

    You could say that Lucy St. Louis manifested playing Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera. Since she was a little girl, she trained in ballet and was taught how to sing by an opera teacher. Now, St. Louis achieves a lifelong dream as the latest actress to play Christine Daaé.However, even though she's making history in the role as the first Black actress to play the famous ingenue, she doesn't want her Christine to be defined by race."It should just be Lucy St. Louis playing Christine...

  • Photo credit: Rachael Wooding in Pretty Woman: The Musical (Photo by Helen Maybanks)

    Rachael Wooding had spent 16 months away from Pretty Woman: The Musical before theatres reopened this summer. Pretty Woman played at the Piccadilly Theatre for a month from February 2020 before theatres were forced to shutdown."Everyone is so happy to be back and in a theatre," said Wooding about returning to the role of Kit in Pretty Woman now at the Savoy Theatre. "I'm still finding Kit but there's definitely a little bit of me in there as well."Based on the classic film starring Julia Roberts...

  • Photo credit: Luke Brady (Photo by Matt Crockett)

    Luke Brady had barely opened in the starring role of Moses in The Prince of Egypt before the Stephen Schwartz musical epic at the Dominion Theatre, directed by the composer's son Scott, was shuttered by the pandemic. Some 16 months later, the production survived a second, much-shorter hiatus due to COVID-19 and is now back up and running, much to the delight of its gifted and amiable leading man, who was keen to chat one recent day about the renewed thrill of being back on the boards.The Prince...

  • Photo credit: Sutton Foster in Anything Goes

    Sutton Foster is getting acclimated to her London life. Speaking just days after she arrived in town during her mandated quarantine, Foster is getting herself set up on the Zoom, finding the most picturesque corner of her new flat, making sure there are no plants or photo frames coming out of her head. She's just arrived before rehearsals start for Anything Goes, the Kathleen Marshall-helmed revival that Foster led on Broadway in 2011 and will now mark her West End debut when it starts...

  • Russell Brand and Ian Rickson

    Ian Rickson was attracted to Russell Brand's "articulacy" when they first met, and now the West End director and the British comedian and author have teamed up for a one-man streaming show Our Little Lives: Shakespeare and Me, which is available to stream from 14 July. Tickets for the stream are available here. "That eloquence made me think that guy has got a brain on him and a soul," Rickson told London Theatre. Rickson seems to have a busy dance card, of late. In addition to direction Our...

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