Following on from the success of the second series of The Curtain Up Show on Resonance 104.4fm, Tim McArthur will be joined in the studio over the next four weeks by four stars of stage and screen for a revealing discussion about their career to date.
Janie Dee (Friday 16 November) is currently appearing in NSFW at The Royal Court Theatre. She won the Olivier, Evening Standard & Critic’s Circle Awards for Best Actress (Comic Potential) and the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress (Carousel). Her many theatre credits include Noises Off (Old Vic/Novello), Woman In Mind (Vaudeville), Calendar Girls (Noel Coward), Shadowlands (Wyndham’s), Mack & Mabel (Criterion) and My One & Only (Piccadilly). Janie is about to star in Hello, Dolly! at the Curve Theatre in Leicester.
Helen Lederer (Friday 23 November) is perhaps best known for her role as the dippy Catriona in Absolutely Fabulous but she is also known for her unique brand of wit and observational humour. Her stage credits include following hot on the heels of Julie Walters in Educating Rita, playing Doreen in Alan Bleasdale's Having a Ball and performing in The Vagina Monologues and Calendar Girls in London’s West End. Helen is an ambassador for The Princes Trust and will be appearing at the comedy gala, We Are Most Amused, at the Royal Albert Hall on 28 November.
Helen Hobson (Friday 30 November) has recently returned to the role of Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre, having previously starred in the production from 2004-2007. Helen has also starred opposite Michael Ball in Stephen Sondheim’s Passion, and with Cliff Richard in Heathcliff The Musical. She has also starred in Blood Brothers (as Mrs Johnstone) and Aspects of Love.
Paul Baker (Friday 7 December) is currently reprising his Olivier Award-winning role as Philip Sallon in Taboo The Musical at the Brixton Club House, having originated the role at The Venue in 2002, and for which he has been nominated for a BWW:UK Award this year. Paul's many West End leading roles include Amos in Chicago (Cambridge), Napoleon in Napoleon (Shaftesbury), Zazu and Timon in the original cast of The Lion King (Lyceum), Woodman in Eyam (Bridewell), Witherspoon in Lucky Stiff (Bridewell) and Rusty in Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria).