• In The Frame: Theatre Interviews from West End Frame

  • By: West End Frame
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  • Interviews with theatre's biggest stars! West End Frame Editor, Andrew Tomlins, sits down with West End performers and creatives for candid, in-depth discussions about their careers and latest projects.
    © 2022 In The Frame: Theatre Interviews from West End Frame
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  • Sep 29 2022

    Danielle Steers is  one of three performers playing the role of Cher in the UK premiere of The Cher Show which is touring the UK and Ireland. Danielle plays Lady, alongside Millie O'Connell as Babe and Debbie Kurup as Star.

    Directed by Arlene Phillips with choreography by Oti Mabuse, this is an all-new production of the show featuring costume design by Gabriella Slade who recently won a Tony Award for Six The Musical.

    Danielle's theatre credits include: The Empress in Aladdin (Theatre Royal, Plymouth), Carmen in Sweet Charity (Donmar Warehouse), Shirelle in the original London cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre), swing and cover Nicki Marron in The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre), cover Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (International Arena Tour), Dynamite in Hairspray (Aberystwyth Arts Centre), Judge and cover Pilar in Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre) and Divine in Respect La Diva (Garrick Theatre).

    Danielle originated the role of Zahara in Bat out of Hell, playing the role in Manchester and during its West End runs at the ENO and Dominion Theatre. Danielle reprised her performance internationally when Bat out of Hell transferred to the Mirvish Theatre in Toronto and New York City Centre.

    Danielle was the first West End replacement for Catherine Parr in Six The Musical at the Arts Theatre, Lyric Theatre and Vaudeville Theatre. She released her debut album The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be in 2021.

    Follow Danielle on Instagram: @misssteers

    The Cher Show is touring until March 2023. Visit www.cheronstage.com for info, tour dates and tickets.

    Hosted by Andrew Tomlins.
    @AndrewTomlins32 

    Thanks for listening!

    Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk
    Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.  

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    37 mins
  • Sep 22 2022

    Jacob is currently preparing to star as Prince Topher in the UK premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester.

    Jacob joined the 2021 London production of Heathers at The Other Palace, understudying and regularly playing the role of JD. He went on to takeover the role full-time to huge acclaim.

    In 2020 Jacob won BBC reality show Little Mix: The Search as part of the band Simply September, and went on to support Little Mix on their 2022 Confetti Arena Tour.

    Jacob's theatre credits also include: Bobby in Dreamboats and Petticoats (UK Tour), Mohr in Vanara: The Legend (Hackmey Empire), Hunter in In Pieces (Turbine Theatre) and Kings Of Broadway (Palace Theatre).

    Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella runs at the Hope Mill Theatre 1st November - 11th December 2022. You can see Jacob in concert at Live At Zedel on Monday 26th September.

    Hosted by Andrew Tomlins.
    @AndrewTomlins32 

    Thanks for listening!

    Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk
    Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.  

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    1 hr and 21 mins
  • Sep 15 2022

    Matt Blaker recently took over as Raoul in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera, having previously understudied the role in 2017.

    A few of Matt's early theatre credits include Footloose (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre), Pride and Prejudice (Lyric Belfast), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour), Dusty (Charing Cross) and Jesus Christ Superstar (UK Tour).

    Following his first run with Phantom, Matt originated the role of  Bob Gaudio in Luke Sheppard's new production of Jersey Boys (International Tour). He played Lt. Cable in South Pacific (Concert), Ernst in Cabaret (Frankfurt) and most recently starred as Billy Bigelow in Carousel at Kilworth House Theatre.

    In this episode, Matt discusses why returning to Phantom is a special moment in his career and lots more!

    The Phantom of the Opera is currently booking in London through to 4th March 2023. Visit www.uk.thephantomoftheopera.com for info and tickets.

    Hosted by Andrew Tomlins.
    @AndrewTomlins32 

    Thanks for listening!

    Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk
    Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.  

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    39 mins

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