UK / West End Interviews

Alex Petty of Laughing Horse on the Edinburgh Free Festival Alex Petty of Laughing Horse on the Edinburgh Free Festival
by Natalie O'Donoghue - April 23, 2018

We catch up with the organiser of Edinburgh's Free Fringe to find out how the festival operates.... (more...)
Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch Talk RED Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch Talk RED
by Cindy Marcolina - April 23, 2018, UK / West End

Alfred Molina is reprising his role as Mark Rothko in John Logan's play Red, teaming up once again with director Michael Grandage for the first London revival (and West End premiere). He's joined by How To Get Away With Murder star Alfred Enoch.... (more...)
Tracy-Ann Oberman Talks PRESENT LAUGHTER Tracy-Ann Oberman Talks PRESENT LAUGHTER
by Rona Kelly - April 20, 2018, UK / West End

Chichester Festival Theatre is a place of firsts for Tracy-Ann Oberman. Last year, she performed in The Fiddler on the Roof, her first professional musical. This Spring, she returns to CFT once again for her first Noel Coward play, Present Laughter. With tech week coming up, Tracy-Ann spoke to us a... (more...)
Michael Grandage Introduces His Revival Of RED At Wyndham's Theatre Michael Grandage Introduces His Revival Of RED At Wyndham's Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - April 19, 2018, UK / West End

Director Michael Grandage is reviving Red by John Logan, it opens at the Wyndham Theatre on the 15th of May and it sees Alfred Molina reprising his role as Mark Rothko and How To Get Away With Murder star Alfred Enoch as his assistant Ken. We were recently invited to snoop around the rehearsal room ... (more...)
Luke Thomas on NASHVILLE, LIVE! Luke Thomas on NASHVILLE, LIVE!
by Natalie O'Donoghue - April 18, 2018, UK / West End

BWW:UK caught up with Luke Thomas, musical director of new theatre show Nashville Live to chat about the upcoming tour.... (more...)
Sebastian Rochè Talks TARTUFFE Sebastian Rochè Talks TARTUFFE
by Alistair Wilkinson - April 17, 2018, UK / West End

Sebastian Roche is an actor, born in France. He graduated from the prestigious Conservatoire National Superieur d'Art Dramatique, and started his acting career in French theatre, films and television. He is well known for his work on popular American series as well, such as General Hospital, The Ori... (more...)
Diana Vickers Talks I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL Diana Vickers Talks I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL
by Rona Kelly - April 14, 2018, UK / West End

Having first risen to fame via The X Factor, Diana Vickers made the seamless transition from screen to stage, starring in musicals and plays around the UK. The latest show she features in is I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical, chronicling the highs and lows of life in the musical theatre industry th... (more...)
Charles Edwards Talks ABSOLUTE HELL Charles Edwards Talks ABSOLUTE HELL
by Rona Kelly - April 13, 2018, UK / West End

Two decades after it was previously performed at the National Theatre, Rodney Ackland's Absolute Hell returns to the very stage it played back then: the Lyttelton. With a career spanning over two decades too across stage and screen, Charles Edwards is no stranger to the National Theatre. Catching u... (more...)
Rob Houchen Talks West End Does The Magic of Animation Concert Rob Houchen Talks West End Does The Magic of Animation Concert
by Nicole Ackman - April 11, 2018, UK / West End

Rob Houchen is one of the three directors of the new event company called West End Does which has its first concert, The Magic of Animation, on 6 May. The Guildford School of Acting graduate is best known for playing Marius in Les Miserables, Fleet in Titanic, and his many concert performances. Houc... (more...)
John Barrowman On His Upcoming Leicester Square Theatre Concerts John Barrowman On His Upcoming Leicester Square Theatre Concerts
by Cindy Marcolina - April 10, 2018, UK / West End

International stage and screen star John Barrowman is coming back to London with Seth Rudetsky for an intimate concert series at Leicester Square Theatre.... (more...)
Jeremy Herrin Talks THE MODERATE SOPRANO Jeremy Herrin Talks THE MODERATE SOPRANO
by Rona Kelly - April 06, 2018, UK / West End

Earlier this week, we spoke to Nancy Carroll about The Moderate Soprano's return to the London stage after two years. Continuing our interview series, director Jeremy Herrin reveals how the world of the play has changed in that time, and how the world outside of the play has too.... (more...)
Larry Blank On Being Music Director of the Olivier Awards Larry Blank On Being Music Director of the Olivier Awards
by Nicole Ackman - April 05, 2018, UK / West End

Larry Blank is a prolific composer, conductor and orchestrator. He's worked on shows on Broadway and across the States, including Sugar Babies, Phantom of the Opera, A Chorus Line and A Little Night Music, as well as contributing to orchestrations on films like The Producers and Chicago.... (more...)
Nancy Carroll Talks THE MODERATE SOPRANO Nancy Carroll Talks THE MODERATE SOPRANO
by Rona Kelly - April 04, 2018, UK / West End

The Moderate Soprano opens in the West End this week, two years after the production's run at Hampstead Theatre. David Hare's play tells the story of the passion and the people behind Glyndebourne, including the soprano herself: Audrey Mildmay. In this two part series, we speak to the cast and crea... (more...)
Emma Williams Talks AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN Emma Williams Talks AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
by Marianka Swain - March 30, 2018, UK / West End

Emma Williams's past work includes Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Half a Sixpence, Mrs Henderson Presents and Love Story. She's currently starring in a new musical version of the iconic Richard Gere film An Officer and a Gentleman, which opens at Leicester Curve on 6 April.... (more...)
John Hopkins Talks MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING John Hopkins Talks MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by Rona Kelly - March 29, 2018, UK / West End

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Rose Theatre Kingston. Part of the celebrations sees Much Ado About Nothing take centre stage, directed by Simon Dormandy. Having played the role of Claudio early in his career, John Hopkins returns to the play to take on the role of Benedick. With rehearsals ... (more...)
Sarah Woodward Talks QUIZ at Noël Coward Theatre Sarah Woodward Talks QUIZ at Noël Coward Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - March 24, 2018, UK / West End

Award-winning actress Sarah Woodward is about to follow the cast of James Graham's Quiz as they move into the Noel Coward Theatre from Chichester.... (more...)
Louise Jameson Talks VINCENT RIVER Louise Jameson Talks VINCENT RIVER
by Alistair Wilkinson - March 22, 2018, UK / West End

Louise Jameson played the iconic role of assistant Leela in Doctor Who in the Seventies opposite Tom Baker. She later starred in Tenko, Bergerac and EastEnders. In a 40-year career, her first love, the theatre, has seen her work with the National Theatre and RSC, amongst others. Now she stars in Phi... (more...)
Bunny Christie and Tony Grech-Smith On the JULIUS CAESAR NT Live Broadcast Bunny Christie and Tony Grech-Smith On the JULIUS CAESAR NT Live Broadcast
by Marianka Swain - March 16, 2018, UK / West End

On 22 March, the Bridge Theatre's production of Julius Caesar - directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Ben Whishaw, David Morrissey, David Calder and Michelle Fairley - will be broadcast via NT Live. Bunny Christie and Tony Grech-Smith discuss, respectively, designing the show and translating it t... (more...)
Lucy Noble On The Royal Albert Hall's Women and the Hall Programme Lucy Noble On The Royal Albert Hall's Women and the Hall Programme
by Nicole Ackman - March 15, 2018, UK / West End

Lucy Noble is the Artistic and Commercial Director of the Royal Albert Hall, which is currently running a Women and the Hall programme. It celebrates the anniversary of the Representation of the People Act of 1918, which granted women the right to vote, and the Hall's continuing place in the women's... (more...)
Jonny Labey Talks STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL Jonny Labey Talks STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL
by Marianka Swain - March 14, 2018, UK / West End

Jonny Labey's past work ranges from EastEnders and winning TV show Dance Dance Dance to White Christmas and In the Heights on stage. He's now starring as rebellious Scott in Strictly Ballroom The Musical, which begins previews at Piccadilly Theatre on 29 March.... (more...)
Adrian Lester Talks TRAUMA Adrian Lester Talks TRAUMA
by Marianka Swain - March 13, 2018, UK / West End

Adrian Lester stars opposite John Simm in new psychological thriller Trauma, as - respectively - a top surgeon and the father of a boy who dies after an unsuccessful operation, and who holds the surgeon responsible. Following a hit run on ITV, Trauma premieres in the US on BritBox tomorrow.... (more...)
Buom Tihngang Talks HAMLET Tour Buom Tihngang Talks HAMLET Tour
by Rona Kelly - March 13, 2018, UK / West End

The Royal Shakespeare Company's revival of Hamlet enters its final weeks of UK performances, before heading across the pond to play to US audiences. Last week, we spoke to James Cooney about returning to the production after two years. This week, newcomer Buom Tihngang spoke to us about joining the... (more...)
Cathy Owen Talks Cardboard Citizens' CATHY Cathy Owen Talks Cardboard Citizens' CATHY
by Nicole Ackman - March 12, 2018, UK / West End

Cathy Owen has done work across the UK, including Mother Courage and Her Children at the National Theatre of Wales. She returns to the title role of Cathy for its upcoming tour.... (more...)
James Cooney Talks HAMLET Tour James Cooney Talks HAMLET Tour
by Rona Kelly - March 06, 2018, UK / West End

Almost two years after its first performance, the Royal Shakespeare Company's critically acclaimed Hamlet returns to the stage. A revival of Simon Godwin's 2016 production, this international tour brings together old and new faces. As the tour reaches its London leg, James Cooney spoke to us about ... (more...)
David Hunter On The SILVER LININGS EP David Hunter On The SILVER LININGS EP
by Natalie O'Donoghue - March 05, 2018, UK / West End

BWW speaks to Kinky Boots' David Hunter about the release of his debut EP.... (more...)
BWW TV: Neil Sean Meets David King – the Working Man's Andrew Lloyd Webber BWW TV: Neil Sean Meets David King – the Working Man's Andrew Lloyd Webber
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 16, 2018, UK / West End

The CEO of Spirit productions, David King, is about to launch brand new tours of Thoroughly Modern Millie and the classic Cliff Richard hit Summer Holiday the musical, and he's telling Neil Sean all about it!... (more...)
VIDEO: Hear the First Song from BROKEN WINGS A New Musical VIDEO: Hear the First Song from BROKEN WINGS A New Musical
by Stage Tube - April 11, 2018, UK / West End

A  new musical, Broken Wings, an autobiographical tale of tragic love based on Lebanese-born poet Kahlil Gibran's 1912 masterpiece, is to get its West End premiere. ... (more...)
BWW TV: Exclusive Look At English National Ballet's GISELLE On Screen BWW TV: Exclusive Look At English National Ballet's GISELLE On Screen
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 11, 2018, UK / West End

Akram Khan's acclaimed version of Giselle for English National Ballet will be screened to cinemas worldwide from 25 April. The show features Tamara Rojo as Giselle, Stina Quagebeur as Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis, and Jeffrey Cirio as Hilarion - watch them perform in an exclusive clip below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Olivier Awards Updates In Memoriam to Include Sir Peter Hall VIDEO: Olivier Awards Updates In Memoriam to Include Sir Peter Hall
by Stage Tube - April 10, 2018, UK / West End

The Society of London has recognized a mistake made in their In Memoriam tribute at the 2018 Olivier awards. Watch the updated segment below.... (more...)
BWW TV: Red Carpet Interviews at the Olivier Awards BWW TV: Red Carpet Interviews at the Olivier Awards
by TV - Red Carpets - April 10, 2018, UK / West End

On Sunday, 8 April the biggest event in the theatre calendar took place: the 2018 Olivier Awards.  Our very own Jamie Body and Nicole Ackman went down to the red carpet to chat to some of the most exciting names in theatre - from nominees to performers and presenters.... (more...)
VIDEO: Get a 360 Degree Look at Rehearsals for BAT OUT OF HELL VIDEO: Get a 360 Degree Look at Rehearsals for BAT OUT OF HELL
by Stage Tube - April 09, 2018, UK / West End

Bat Out of Hell just released a video that allows you to go inside their rehearsals with a 360 degree view! Check it out below.... (more...)
BWW TV: Meet The New Kids In SCHOOL OF ROCK BWW TV: Meet The New Kids In SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 06, 2018, UK / West End

We sat down for an exclusive chat with Steve Leask, who plays leading man Dewey Finn in the West End production of School of Rock, and two of the newest rock stars in the cast: 12-year-old Gus Graham, who plays Lawrence, and 11-year-old Tahlia Colbourne, who plays Tomika. ... (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Neil Sean Meets the Star of 42ND STREET, Lulu! BWW TV Exclusive: Neil Sean Meets the Star of 42ND STREET, Lulu!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 05, 2018, UK / West End

Lulu returns to the West End after 30 years to join the cast of 42nd Street, the dazzling and romantic homage to the world of musical theatre in the iconic role of 'Dorothy Brock' in this five star production. In this exclusive interview, she reveals why she took the role, acting lessons and the dra... (more...)
BWW TV: Carrie Hope Fletcher and Club 11 Talk WHEN THE CURTAIN FALLS BWW TV: Carrie Hope Fletcher and Club 11 Talk WHEN THE CURTAIN FALLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 30, 2018, UK / West End

It's finally here! The day that Carrie Hope Fletcher releases her debut album -When the Curtain Falls. BroadwayWorld UK recently attended her album launch and were able to talk to Carrie and the Co-Founders of Club 11 about her album and upcoming concert performance.... (more...)
BWW TV: Carrie Hope Fletcher On Her New Album and Concert BWW TV: Carrie Hope Fletcher On Her New Album and Concert
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 26, 2018, UK / West End

We caught up with Carrie Hope Fletcher ahead of her album launch and concert to talk about her new music and how she manages her busy life as a multifaceted performer.... (more...)
BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Musical MISS NIGHTINGALE at Hippodrome Casino BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Musical MISS NIGHTINGALE at Hippodrome Casino
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 15, 2018, UK / West End

Miss Nightingale will make its West End debut at the prestigious Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino in London's Leicester Square, for a strictly limited seven-week run in their 180-seat theatre, from 21 March to 6 May. Watch a behind-the-scenes video below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch a Trailer for Michael Rosen's CHOCOLATE CAKE at Polka Theatre VIDEO: Watch a Trailer for Michael Rosen's CHOCOLATE CAKE at Polka Theatre
by Stage Tube - March 08, 2018, UK / West End

Michael Rosen's Chocolate Cake opens the new Spring/Summer season at Polka Theatre. The production opens with previews from 23 March and runs until 13 May. It has been adapted by the theatre's Artistic Director, Peter Glanville and Barb Jungr. Glanville also directs Mark Houston(Michael), Aminita Fr... (more...)
BWW TV: Martin Shaw, Maureen Lipman & Cast Talk THE BEST MAN BWW TV: Martin Shaw, Maureen Lipman & Cast Talk THE BEST MAN
by Jamie Body - March 05, 2018, UK / West End

Gore Vidal's political drama THE BEST MAN is enjoying its belated West End debut, with a press night tonight at London's Playhouse Theatre. Watch the cast discuss the play in our video interview below!... (more...)
David Hunter On The SILVER LININGS EP David Hunter On The SILVER LININGS EP
by Natalie O'Donoghue - March 05, 2018, UK / West End

BWW speaks to Kinky Boots' David Hunter about the release of his debut EP.... (more...)
VIDEO: Michelle Dockery and Douglas Henshall Talk About Their Experiences Being in NETWORK VIDEO: Michelle Dockery and Douglas Henshall Talk About Their Experiences Being in NETWORK
by Stage Tube - February 25, 2018, UK / West End

In a panel chaired by Yasmeen Khan, Michelle Dockery and Douglas Henshall talked about their experiences being in Network. The actors reflect on the challenges and rewards of performing the roles of Diana Christensen and Max Schumacher.... (more...)
BWW TV: Drew McOnie, Jonny Labey, Zizi Strallen, Will Young Talk STRICTLY BALLROOM BWW TV: Drew McOnie, Jonny Labey, Zizi Strallen, Will Young Talk STRICTLY BALLROOM
by Jamie Body - February 20, 2018, UK / West End

STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL based on Baz Luhrmann's legendary movie Strictly Ballroom waltzes into the Piccadilly Theatre with performance beginning on Thursday 29th March 2018 (Press Night Tuesday 24th April).... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for Michael Grandage Company's RED VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for Michael Grandage Company's RED
by Stage Tube - February 16, 2018, UK / West End

Based on the original Donmar Warehouse production, this new production of Red by John Logan is the first ever UK revival since Grandage originated the premiere at the Donmar in 2009. The production went on to win six Tony Awards including Best Play.... (more...)
BWW TV: David Thaxton Discusses His Return To LES MISERABLES BWW TV: David Thaxton Discusses His Return To LES MISERABLES
by Jamie Body - February 13, 2018, UK / West End

David Thaxton has returned to the cast of 'LES MISERABLES' at the Queen's Theatre in the role of 'Javert'.... (more...)
BWW TV: See Our Exclusive Interview With Playhouse Theatre Patron Shona White BWW TV: See Our Exclusive Interview With Playhouse Theatre Patron Shona White
by Jamie Body - February 11, 2018, UK / West End

Scottish actor and singer Shona White has been appointed the first patron of the West End's Playhouse Theatre.... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer for DREAMGIRLS VIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer for DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - February 09, 2018, UK / West End

A dazzling new trailer for the multi award-winning West End production Dreamgirls has been released today. Watch the full trailer below! Presented by Sonia Friedman Productions, this critically acclaimed musical is now booking at the Savoy Theatre in London through to 22nd September 2018.... (more...)
VIDEO: Backstage Sneak Peek At NEVERLAND at the VAULT Festival VIDEO: Backstage Sneak Peek At NEVERLAND at the VAULT Festival
by Jamie Body - February 07, 2018, UK / West End

Theatre Deli and The Guild of Misrule, producers of the 2017 immersive theatre sensation The Great Gatsby, return to VAULT 2018 with NeverLand - an immersive musical adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic, Peter Pan.... (more...)
VIDEO: How Does NETWORK Handle Staging Live Cinema? VIDEO: How Does NETWORK Handle Staging Live Cinema?
by Stage Tube - January 03, 2018, UK / West End

Network's Video Designer Tal Yarden discusses the use of pre-recorded and live film in Network in a new video released by National Theatre Discoverer on YouTube. Follow Julie Rocque and Chris Jackson, the onstage camera operators of the production, in the video below.... (more...)
VIDEO: Get a Look Behind the Scenes at the Costumes of DREAMGIRLS VIDEO: Get a Look Behind the Scenes at the Costumes of DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - January 02, 2018, UK / West End

Go behind the scenes at London's most fabulous show, Dreamgirls, to find out how the stunning costumes help to tell the story. Check out the video here!... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BANANAMAN in the Studio Performing 'Every Great Cliche' VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BANANAMAN in the Studio Performing 'Every Great Cliche'
by Stage Tube - January 02, 2018, UK / West End

Mark Newnham & Jodie Jacobs count down to Thursday and the 1st major London press night of 2018 as Bananaman The Musical, a new British musical based on the famous Beano & TV character, opens at Southwark Playhouse! In this video Crow gives Eric Wimp a pep talk to fulfil his BANANA DESTINY! Watch th... (more...)
VIDEO: The Kids of ANNIE Lament the Hard-Knock Life at the Royal Variety VIDEO: The Kids of ANNIE Lament the Hard-Knock Life at the Royal Variety
by Stage Tube - December 26, 2017, UK / West End

The pint-sized cast of Annie performed at the Royal Variety this year. Watch the kids sing and dance their way around the orphanage in the video below!... (more...)