BWW Interviews: Siubhan Harrison On Charity Concert And FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

May 4
5:45 AM 2014
BWW Interviews: Siubhan Harrison On Charity Concert And FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

Hi Siubhan! Welcome to BWW:UK. Tell us a little bit about how you got involved with the Playing Our Part concert, raising money for Target Ovarian Cancer.

Director Nadim Naaman and I have been involved in a few charity raising events together: last year we both raised money for Breast Cancer Cares doing a smaller gig with some of the same faces as Playing Our Part and running the London Marathon, and I also recorded a track on his album, We All Want The Same, last year.

So when he asked me if I'd like to be involved in this gig for such a great charity with this line up I jumped at the chance. The opportunity to sing in Cadogan Hall with these amazing singers and band was thrilling and also a little terrifying and I think it's important to challenge yourself and to things that push you a bit.

There are a lot of charity gigs out there at the moment - what's going to make yours special?

I think ours is different because of the variety of performers, the brilliant band and the material is a real mixture of old favourites new numbers and lovely twists on pop songs.

With so many charity concerts out there, do you think it's important for West End performers to contribute in this way?

I think everyone likes to do their bit for charity: the fact that we can do it by singing a few songs in this beautiful venue and give people a good night out I know is a lot kinder to my knees than running another marathon! But also it raises awareness of the charity, Target Ovarian Cancer, which doesn't always get the same recognition as some of the bigger ones.

I can't let you go without asking about From Here To Eternity. After six months of what I imagine must have been quite an emotionally draining process, is a break necessary - and what's next for you?

The nature of being an actor means quite often you don't know where life will take you. From Here To Eternity was a wonderful, exciting job but it's a slight relief not to put myself through the emotional highs and tears on a nightly basis, but I miss it and everyone! But you'll be able to see it in the cinema accompanied by the soundtrack release!

Siubhan Harrison performs in Playing Our Part at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 18th May.


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