UK / West End Interviews

Christina Bianco On Her Debut Album LIFE OF THE PARTY Christina Bianco On Her Debut Album LIFE OF THE PARTY
by Natalie O'Donoghue - June 22, 2018, UK / West End

We caught up with YouTube sensation Christina Bianco to talk about her crowdfunding campaign for her debut album.... (more...)
George Blagden Talks TARTUFFE George Blagden Talks TARTUFFE
by Nicole Ackman - June 19, 2018, UK / West End

George Blagden is well known for the roles of Athelstan on Vikings and Louis XIV on Versailles, as well as Grantaire in the Les Miserables film. He is currently playing Damis in Tartuffe at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.... (more...)
Sandra Dickinson Talks THE UNBUILT CITY Sandra Dickinson Talks THE UNBUILT CITY
by Nicole Ackman - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

Sandra Dickinson has had a long and diverse career, spanning stage and screen. An American who has lived in the UK for over four decades, she was recently seen in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One and as Lucille Ball in I Loved Lucy at the Arts Theatre. She is currently starring opposite Jonat... (more...)
Freddie Tapner Talks London Musical Theatre Orchestra's 2018 Season Freddie Tapner Talks London Musical Theatre Orchestra's 2018 Season
by Fiona Scott - June 15, 2018, UK / West End

Freddie Tapner is the founder and Principal Conductor of London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO). As well as conducting LMTO at their professional engagements, he performs in and around London and sits on the Developmental Board for the National Youth Music Theatre.... (more...)
Richard Hope and Mark Hawkins Talk THE WOMAN IN BLACK Richard Hope and Mark Hawkins Talk THE WOMAN IN BLACK
by Cindy Marcolina - June 13, 2018, UK / West End

Richard Hope and Mark Hawkins have taken over the roles of Arthur Kipps and The Actor in The Woman in Black. The second longest-running play in the West End is going into their 30th year at the Fortune Theatre, where we met the actors to discuss the show, fear, and ghosts.... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018: Access At The Edinburgh Festival Fringe EDINBURGH 2018: Access At The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by Natalie O'Donoghue - June 11, 2018, UK / West End

BroadwayWorld spoke to the team at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to find out how accessible the world's biggest arts festival is.... (more...)
Ian Stroughair on THE BIG SMOKE FESTIVAL Ian Stroughair on THE BIG SMOKE FESTIVAL
by Natalie O'Donoghue - June 11, 2018, UK / West End

BroadwayWorld caught up with Ian Stroughair, curator of new cabaret festival The Big Smoke.... (more...)
BWW TV: Rehearsal and Interview With THE KING AND I West End Cast BWW TV: Rehearsal and Interview With THE KING AND I West End Cast
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 09, 2018, UK / West End

On 5 June, BroadwayWorld UK attended a special press rehearsal performance of the West End transfer of the multi-Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I.... (more...)
Charles Dorfman and Elsie Bennett Talk TWO FOR THE SEESAW Charles Dorfman and Elsie Bennett Talk TWO FOR THE SEESAW
by Nicole Ackman - June 07, 2018, UK / West End

Buckland Theatre Company is making its West End debut in July at Trafalgar Studios with William Gibson's 1950s comedy-drama, Two For The Seesaw. Charles Dorfman, a founder of the company who has done work across theatre and film, will star as Jerry. Elsie Bennett, who has worked across television, f... (more...)
Nadim Naaman Talks BROKEN WINGS at Theatre Royal Haymarket Nadim Naaman Talks BROKEN WINGS at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by Nicole Ackman - June 05, 2018, UK / West End

Nadim Naaman is best known for playing Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera in the West End, though he has also appeared in shows like Sweeney Todd, Titanic and Chess. He has released a solo album, Sides, and has just co-written his first musical with Qatari composer Dana Al Farden. Broken Wings is bas... (more...)
Oliver Tompsett, Simon-Anthony Rhoden and Natalie McQueen Talk KINKY BOOTS Oliver Tompsett, Simon-Anthony Rhoden and Natalie McQueen Talk KINKY BOOTS
by Nicole Ackman - May 29, 2018, UK / West End

On 4 June, Kinky Boots will gain several new cast members including Oliver Tompsett and Natalie McQueen. The show, about shoe factory owner Charlie Price and drag queen Lola, has been running at the Adelphi Theatre since 2015. Simon-Anthony Rhoden continues in the role of Lola.... (more...)
Mike Kenny Talks RANDOM SELFIES, Techtopia Festival Mike Kenny Talks RANDOM SELFIES, Techtopia Festival
by Nicole Ackman - May 27, 2018, UK / West End

Mike Kenny's Random Selfies will have its premiere later this month at Polka Theatre's Techtopia Festival. Kenny is one of the leading writers in the UK who specialises in theatre for young people. His adaptation of The Railway Children for York Theatre Royal, seen at Waterloo and Kings Cross statio... (more...)
Stephanie Corley Talks KISS ME, KATE Tour Stephanie Corley Talks KISS ME, KATE Tour
by Rona Kelly - May 25, 2018, UK / West End

'Another op'nin', another show...' Following the award-winning production in 2015, Opera North's Kiss Me Kate returns to tour the UK this summer. Talking to Kate herself during rehearsals, Stephanie Corley shares her journey into opera, the challenges of taking on a musical, and her connection to t... (more...)
Nathan Amzi Talks ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre Nathan Amzi Talks ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - May 25, 2018, UK / West End

West End and The Voice star Nathan Amzi is playing Martini in Javaad Alipoor's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre this June.... (more...)
Gemma Sutton Talks THE RINK at Southwark Playhouse Gemma Sutton Talks THE RINK at Southwark Playhouse
by Cindy Marcolina - May 23, 2018, UK / West End

Gemma Sutton is taking on the role of Angel in The Rink at Southwark Playhouse. The actress, whose previous credits include Gypsy at the Savoy, discusses musical theatre, roller-skating, and more.... (more...)
Robin Ince Talks SPACE SHAMBLES at the Royal Albert Hall Robin Ince Talks SPACE SHAMBLES at the Royal Albert Hall
by Emma Watkins - May 22, 2018, UK / West End

As part of its inaugural Festival of Science, the Royal Albert Hall will host Space Shambles, a night of science, music, comedy and wonder hosted by astronaut Chris Hadfield and comedian Robin Ince. Ahead of the event, which takes place on 15 June, we asked Robin Ince a few questions. Here's what he... (more...)
Isley Lynn Talks SKIN A CAT Isley Lynn Talks SKIN A CAT
by Natalie O'Donoghue - May 22, 2018, UK / West End

BWW caught up with Isley Lynn to talk about her five-star rated play Skin A Cat which debuted at the Bunker Theatre in 2016.... (more...)
Kim Maresca Talks RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Kim Maresca Talks RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL
by Nicole Ackman - May 22, 2018, UK / West End

Kim Maresca is currently playing Judy Denmark in Ruthless! the Musical, a role she played Off-Broadway in the show's most recent run. She also recently did her fifth one-woman show at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City.... (more...)
Katy Brand Talks 3WOMEN at Trafalgar Studios Katy Brand Talks 3WOMEN at Trafalgar Studios
by Cindy Marcolina - May 21, 2018, UK / West End

Writer, actress, and comedian Katy Brand debuts as a playwright with 3Women at Trafalgar Studios. We met up at the theatre to discuss influences, writing, and her play.... (more...)
Jonathan Cake Talks THE GRONHOLM METHOD  at Menier Chocolate Factory Jonathan Cake Talks THE GRONHOLM METHOD at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Alistair Wilkinson - May 16, 2018, UK / West End

Set in the offices of a New York City Fortune 500 company, four unsuspecting candidates embark on the most testing job interview of their lives. This taunt play - which premiered in Barcelona in 2003 to great critical acclaim, exposes the psychological depths people will go to in order to get what t... (more...)
BWW NEWS: Theatre Uncut Launch New Political Playwright Award BWW NEWS: Theatre Uncut Launch New Political Playwright Award
by Alistair Wilkinson - May 15, 2018, UK / West End

In a special ceremony hosted at the Young Vic Theatre, last night Theatre Uncut announced the exciting news of their inaugural Political Playwriting Award. Years in the making, the company aim to find the next generation of political playwrights that want to explore the big issues affecting our live... (more...)
Nick Hendrix Talks MIDSOMER MURDERS and THE STRANGE DEATH OF JOHN DOE Nick Hendrix Talks MIDSOMER MURDERS and THE STRANGE DEATH OF JOHN DOE
by Rona Kelly - May 15, 2018, UK / West End

Murder mysteries aren't actor Nick Hendrix's 'go-to' genre. And yet this week he finds himself in rehearsals for a new play The Strange Death of John Doe, as well as the newest episodes of Midsomer Murders. As the current series comes to an end, Nick looks back on his time on the show so far, his i... (more...)
Sudha Bhuchar Talks RETRACING OUR FOOTSTEPS Sudha Bhuchar Talks RETRACING OUR FOOTSTEPS
by Cindy Marcolina - May 14, 2018, UK / West End

Actress, playwright, and founder of Bhuchar Boulevard Sudha Bhuchar is curating three nights of play readings with her sister Suman at Royal Court Theatre A celebration of British/South Asian playwrights, the three nights see Partap Sharma's A Touch of Brightness, Hanif Kureishi's Borderline, and Ha... (more...)
Lara Rossi Talks THE WRITER Lara Rossi Talks THE WRITER
by Nicole Ackman - May 10, 2018, UK / West End

Lara Rossi is currently one of four cast members in Ella Hickson'sThe Writer at Almeida Theatre. She's done work across film, theatre, and television, including Misalliance at the Orange Tree Theatre, Persuasion at the Royal Exchange Manchester, and TV series Crossing Lines.... (more...)
David Horovitch Discusses NOT TALKING at Arcola Theatre David Horovitch Discusses NOT TALKING at Arcola Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - May 10, 2018, UK / West End

David Horovitch is currently starring in Mike Bartlett's Not Talking. Originally broadcast on radio, the play is now being performed on stage for the first time at Arcola Theatre.... (more...)
Christina Bianco On Her Debut Album LIFE OF THE PARTY Christina Bianco On Her Debut Album LIFE OF THE PARTY
by Natalie O'Donoghue - June 22, 2018, UK / West End

We caught up with YouTube sensation Christina Bianco to talk about her crowdfunding campaign for her debut album.... (more...)
BWW TV: Watch Rob Fowler and Sharon Sexton's Exclusive Backstage Tour of BAT OUT OF HELL BWW TV: Watch Rob Fowler and Sharon Sexton's Exclusive Backstage Tour of BAT OUT OF HELL
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 20, 2018, UK / West End

We got a backstage tour of hit West End musical Bat out of Hell by current cast members Rob Fowler and Sharon Sexton. Find out their pre-show rituals and get a sneak peek at all of the rock 'n' roll that happens backstage to make every show happen. Watch the video below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Matt Henry Takes the West End Live Stage VIDEO: Matt Henry Takes the West End Live Stage
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Matt Henry took to the stage and you can watch his performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Trevor Dion Nicholas Ditches the Genie Costume to Perform at West End Live VIDEO: Trevor Dion Nicholas Ditches the Genie Costume to Perform at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Trevor Dion Nicholas, the Genie in Aladdin, took to the stage and you can watch his performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Danielle Hope Performs at West End Live VIDEO: Danielle Hope Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Danielle Hope took to the stage and you can watch her performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Nadine Benjamin Performs at West End Live VIDEO: Nadine Benjamin Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Nadine Benjamin took to the stage and you can watch her performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Nathan Amzi Performs at West End Live VIDEO: Nathan Amzi Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Nathan Amzi took to the stage and you can watch his performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Emma Kingston Performs at West End Live VIDEO: Emma Kingston Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Emma Kingston took to the stage and you can watch their performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Ferris and Milnes Perform at West End Live VIDEO: Ferris and Milnes Perform at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Ferris and Milnes took to the stage and you can watch their performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: The Cast of I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL Perform at West End Live VIDEO: The Cast of I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL Perform at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! The cast of I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical took to the stage and you can watch their performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Ida Takes the Stage at West End Live VIDEO: Ida Takes the Stage at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Ida took to the stage and you can watch their performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Ben Stock Performs at West End Live VIDEO: Ben Stock Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Ben Stock took to the stage and you can watch his performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: The Cast of MADAGASCAR THE MUSICAL Performs at West End Live VIDEO: The Cast of MADAGASCAR THE MUSICAL Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! The cast of Madagascar The Musical took to the stage and you can watch their performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN Performs at West End Live VIDEO: A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! The cast of A Spoonful of Sherman took to the stage and you can watch their performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: The Barricade Boys Perform at West End Live VIDEO: The Barricade Boys Perform at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! The Barricade Boys took to the stage and you can watch their performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: CIRCOLOMBIA Takes the Stage at West End Live VIDEO: CIRCOLOMBIA Takes the Stage at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Circolombia took to the stage and you can watch their performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: The Cast of THE LION KING Performs at West End Live VIDEO: The Cast of THE LION KING Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! The cast of The Lion King took to the stage and you can watch their performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: The Cast of BRIEF ENCOUNTER Performs at West End Live VIDEO: The Cast of BRIEF ENCOUNTER Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! The cast of Brief Encounter took to the stage and you can watch their performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Collabro Performs at West End Live VIDEO: Collabro Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! The dapper chaps of Collabro took to the stage and you can watch their performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Matt Cardle Performs at West End Live VIDEO: Matt Cardle Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Matt Cardle took to the stage and you can watch his performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: The Cast of EUGENIUS! Performs at West End LIve VIDEO: The Cast of EUGENIUS! Performs at West End LIve
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! The cast of Eugenius! took to the stage and you can watch their performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: The Cast of KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE Performs at West End Live VIDEO: The Cast of KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! The cast of Knights of the Rose took to the stage and you can watch their performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: The Cast of KISS ME, KATE Performs at West End Live VIDEO: The Cast of KISS ME, KATE Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! The cast of Kiss Me, Kate took to the stage and you can watch their performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: The Cast of SIX Performs at West End Live VIDEO: The Cast of SIX Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! The cast of Six took to the stage and you can watch their performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: THRILLER LIVE Performs at West End Live - You Just Can't Beat It! VIDEO: THRILLER LIVE Performs at West End Live - You Just Can't Beat It!
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live has kicked off today! The cast of Thriller Live took to the stage and you can watch their performance below!... (more...)