In Profile with Lia Given

Lia GivenSunny Afternoon made its world premiere at the Hampstead Theatre in 2014, and is now an Olivier Award-winning West End musical that continues to draw audiences to its current home at the Harold Pinter Theatre. The Kinks musical, which features music/lyrics by Ray Davies and a book by Joe Penhall, won four Laurence Olivier Awards in the 2015 Awards, including Best Musical and two Best Actor awards for cast members John Dagleish (Best Actor in …

In Profile with Michael Vinsen

Michael VinsenAsk any musical theatre fan what the theatre highlights of 2015 were, and the West End production of Broadway’s Kinky Boots will undoubtedly be named as one of them. One of the most highly anticipated shows to open last year, the award-winning musical has taken the UK by storm since taking over the Adelphi Theatre in August 2015. The musical features the combined efforts of book writer Harvey Feirstein and composer/lyricist Cyndi Lauper, and is …

In Profile with Olivia Phillip

Olivia Phillip There has been a recent flurry of West End stars heading to the US to tread the boards of Broadway, including Cynthia Erivo, Rachel Tucker and Alfie Boe, to name just a few. The latest of our UK talents following in their footsteps to make their Broadway debut is the incredibly talented Olivia Phillip, who is the featured performer in this edition of In Profile.

Growing up in northern England, Olivia Phillip realised her …

In Profile with Gavin Alex

Gavin AlexBeautiful – The Carole King Musical was one of the best new shows to enter the West End last year and it has a cast that more than matches that status. There’s been a few changes to the London company since the musical opened at the Aldwych Theatre in February 2015, most notably with Cassidy Janson taking over the title role from the Olivier Award-winning Katie Brayben. Gavin Alex is another cast member who has …

In Profile with David Hunter

There are pantomimes and Christmassy-themed shows galore to be found in London over the festive period. Anyone who is having trouble deciding what to see would do well to pay a visit to the production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol which is playing at Middle Temple Hall this December. One great reason to do so (among the many others) is that it stars actor David Hunter, West End leading man on-the-rise and the featured …