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Vicki is back for a second episode of In The Frame! Vicki is currently starring as Regina in the touring production of Rock Of Ages. Vicki's early theatre credits include the West End productions of Sunny Afternoon, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Bat Out Of Hell. She joined the West End production of SIX at the start of 2019 as an alternate, taking over as Katherine Howard nine months later. She then returned to Beautiful, this time on tour, as the alternate Carole. Vicki returned to SIX last year, reprising her performance as Katherine Howard in the musical's tour. During the 2020 lockdown, Vicki focused on her songwriting and music. She has released five singles since, all of which have dominated the Country Charts, gaining four number 1’s and a number 2 as well as an EP that was number 1 in the Album Charts.  You can find Vicki’s music on all major platforms and her new song FLY is released on 27th May 2022. Alongside her performing and music careers, Vicki is Artistic Director of Sharpe Academy. Rock Of Ages is booking through to May 2023. Visit www.www.rockofagesmusical.co.uk 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. 
Daniel Koek is currently starring as Robin in La Bohème at the King's Head Theatre ahead of appearing in the upcoming Australian production of The Phantom of the Opera. La Bohème returns to the King’s Head Theatre in a new version which relocates the story to contemporary London. Directed by Mark Ravenhill, it's described as a "contemporary queer reinvention" of Puccini’s classic opera.After completing his run in La Bohème, Daniel will play the Porter and Jeweller whilst understudying The Phantom in the Australian production of The Phantom of the Opera which will play in Sydney and Melbourne. Hailing from South Australia, Daniel studied classical voice at the Conservatorium in Adelaide before moving to London to complete his Masters in Musical Theatre at the Mountview Academy. Whilst in Europe Daniel also studied in Amsterdam and sung a season with Nationale Reis Opera of the Netherlands. He is renowned for starring as Jean Valjean in the West End production of Les Miserables (Sondheim Theatre). His other credits include: Lt Cable in the Lincoln Centre production of South Pacific (UK/Australian tours), Anatoly in Chess (UK Tour) and Tony in West Side Story (UK Tour) and Father Frank in Saturday Night Fever (International Tour). Daniel has recorded two studio albums and works as a performance and vocal coach. La Bohème runs at the King's Head Theatre until 28th May 2022. Visit www.kingsheadtheatre.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. 
Danny Whitehead is starring in the UK revival of Passion by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine at the Hope Mill Theatre. Danny starred as Raoul in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, as part of the final company of the original production. His theatre credits also include: understudy Enjolras in Les Miserables (West End), understudy The Wizard in Wicked (UK Tour), Sweeney Todd (Welsh National Opera), South Pacific (Barbican / UK Tour), 1418 The Spectacular WW1 Arena Musical (Mechelen Arena, Belgium), Rags (West End Gala), Secret Garden (UK Tour) and Breaking The Code (English Theatre, Frankfurt).Passion runs at the Hope Mill Theatre until 5th June 2022. Visit www.hopemilltheatre.co.uk 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. 
Jocasta is about to star as Rizzo in the West End revival of Grease.Directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Dame Arlene Phillips, Grease is returning to the Dominion Theatre where it previously ran in 1993. Jocasta  recently originated the role of Lady Capulet in the West End production of & Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre), whilst also understudying the roles of Nurse and Anne. In 2016 Jocasta was nominated for West End Frame's Understudy of the Year Award, for covering the roles of Camila, Daniela and Vanessa in the London production of In The Heights (King's Cross Theatre). Her theatre credits also include: Joanne in Rent (Hope Mill Theatre), Anita in West Side Story (Royal Exchange), Yvonne in Sunshine On Leith (West Yorkshire Playhouse) understudy Deena and Lorell in Dreamgirls (West End), Ghost The Musical (International Tour), Dynamite in Hairspray (UK Tour) and Chicago (Curve). Grease begins performances at the Dominion Theatre from 3rd May 2022. Visit www.greasemusical.co.uk 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. 
For our 100th episode (!!) of In The Frame we chat to Simon Bailey about his incredible career on stage, and his current role as The Duke in Moulin Rouge. Simon's West End credits include: Heathers (Theatre Royal Haymarket & London workshop); Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys (Piccadilly Theatre & UK Tour); Liam O'Deary in I Can’t Sing! (London Palladium); Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (Gillian Lynne); understudy Galileo in We Will Rock You (Dominion); Enjolras in Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre); Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s); Passion (Donmar Warehouse) and Romeo & Juliet! The Musical (Piccadilly);. Just a few of Simon's other credits include: Whisper House (The Other Palace); Bat Boy (Southwark Playhouse); Marry Me a Little (St James Theatre); Striking 12 (Waterloo East Theatre); Parade (Southwark Playhouse), An Officer and a Gentleman workshop (Leicester Curve); Once Upon A Time at the Adelphi (Liverpool Playhouse); Naked Flame (England) and Rock Legends (South Africa).Simon is currently starring as The Duke in the original West End cast of Moulin Rouge at the Piccadilly Theatre. Follow Simon on Instagram: @SimonBailey1210Moulin Rouge is booking at the Piccadilly Theatre until Saturday 1st October 2022. Visit www.moulinrougemusical.co.uk for info and tickets. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins. @AndrewTomlins32 Thank you for supporting our first 100 episodes of In The Frame - there's lots more to come! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts. 
For our 99th episode, we are so excited to share this conversation with Tina's Chanel Haynes! Discovered by Quincy Jones while she was still a teenager, Chanel became a founding member of the gospel trio, Trinitee 5:7. As lead singer of the group, Chanel sold over 2.5 million albums worldwide and earned two Grammy nominations. The trio spent nearly two decades entertaining audiences around the world in arenas ranging from Madison Square Garden to Wembley Stadium. The group was managed by Matthew Knowles.Her first album went Platinum and spent 50 weeks on Billboard’s top R&B albums chart, while both of her first two albums debuted at #1 on the Billboard Gospel chart.  Chanel made her theatre debut starring as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill at the Zach Theatre in Austin, Texas. For her performance, she won Best Leading Actress in a Musical at the B. Iden Payne Awards.Chanel is making her West End debut as Tina Turner in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre. Chanel had an incredible journey landing the role, which led to her relocating her entire family to London. In this special episode, recorded in Oxford Circus, Chanel discusses why she was drawn to playing Tina Turner onstage, the audition process and conquering one of the most demanding roles in the West End (plus lots more!). Tina is booking at the Aldwych Theatre until Sunday 18th December 2022. Visit www.tinathemusical.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. 
Paige is starring as Luisa in the London revival of Zorro The Musical.Directed by Christian Durham, Zorro has has music by The Gipsy Kings and book and lyrics by Stephen Clark. The show originally ran in the West End in 2008. Paige made her theatrical debut as Rafeala/Alma in Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens at the Union Theatre.She went on to appear in the ensemble of Oklahoma! at Chichester Festival Theatre before joining the original West End production of Pretty Woman The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre, understudying Vivian. Zorro runs at the Charing Cross Theatre until 28th May 2022. Visit www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk/theatre/zorro 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. 
Olivier nominee Cleve September is preparing to star as Ted Hinton in the original West End production of Bonnie and Clyde. Directed by Nick Winston, this marks Bonnie and Clyde's West End premiere, ten years after the Broadway production. The show has music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black and book by Ivan Menchell.Cleve was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance as Philip Hamilton/John Laurens in the West End premiere of Hamilton (Victoria Palace).His theatre credits also include: Sonny & understudy Usnavi in In The Heights (King's Cross Theatre), Dick Whittington (National Theatre), Hair (Norwich Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Tommy Keeler in Annie Get Your Gun (Crucible Theatre), Elaine Paige's 50th Anniversary Farewell Tour (Royal Albert Hall) and The Last Days of Troy (The Globe Theatre).Bonnie and Clyde opens at the Arts Theatre on 9th April 2022. Visit www.bonnieandclydemusical.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. 
Cherelle recently recreated the role of Dorothy in the Hope Mill Theatre's major UK revival of The Wiz.As a child, Cherelle attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School and made her West End debut as Young Nala in The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre. After venturing into the music world, Cherelle returned to theatre as an adult to star as Mary Wilson in the original West End cast of Motown The Musical. Cherelle was with the show for the entirety of its three year run. In addition to playing Mary, Cherelle covered the role of Diana Ross and played the role on numerous occasions. Alongside her theatre work, Cherelle works in fashion and regularly gigs.Cherelle won rave reviews for her performance as Dorothy in The Wiz. Directed by Matthew Xia, The Wiz is a joyous retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s novel ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ reflecting contemporary African-American culture.You can follow Cherelle on Instagram: @cherellewilliamsxoHosted by Andrew Tomlins. @AndrewTomlins32 Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts. 
Blair is currently starring as Bob Gaudio in the UK & Ireland tour of Jersey Boys, having previously played the role at sea for Norwegian Cruise Lines. Blair's theatre credits include: Erik in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (London workshop), Shane in Game Night (Drayton Arms Theatre), The Beast in Beauty & the Beast (Corn Exchange Newbury), Prince Charming in Cinderella (Bristol Hippodrome) and Mike Singer in Zanna, Don’t! (The Edinburgh Festival Fringe). The Jersey Boys tour is currently booking until 3rd December 2022. Visit www.jerseyboysmusical.co.uk for tour dates, 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. 
Jordan Luke Gage is currently one of the busiest performers in theatreland. He is about to complete his run in And Juliet ahead of starring in the West End premiere of Bonnie and Clyde. Having trained at Mountview, Jordan made his theatre debut as Marilyn in Taboo (Brixton Clubhouse). He joined the West End production of Bat Out Of Hell (Dominion Theatre) as an alternate for Strat, and later took over the role full-time from Andrew Polec to huge acclaim. Jordan originated the role of Romeo in And Juliet in Manchester, and continued with the show when it transferred to the West End (Shaftesbury Theatre). Before the show resumed its run after lockdown, Jordan starred as JD in the West End production of Heathers (Theatre Royal Haymarket). He will soon star as Clyde in Bonnie and Clyde (Arts Theatre).  Follow Jordan on social media: @jordanlukegage Jordan completes his run in And Juliet on Saturday 26th March, with performances of Bonnie and Clyde beginning on Saturday 9th April. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins. @AndrewTomlins32 Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.ukVisit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts. 
Joseph Peacock is originating the role of Donny Osmond in the brand new musical, The Osmonds. With a story by Jay Osmond, The Osmonds tells the true story of the five brothers from Utah who were pushed into the spotlight as children and went on to create smash hits, decade after decade. The musical premiered at Leicester Curve ahead of a UK and Ireland tour. Having trained at Emil Dale Academy, Joseph's theatre credits include Young Gideon in The Last Ship (US Tour), understudy Tink in Bat Out Of Hell (London Coliseum & Dominion Theatre), Benjamin in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour) and Pete in Burnt Part Boys (The Park Theatre). The Osmonds tour is booking through to 3rd December 2022. Visit www.theosmondsmusical.co.uk for info and tickets. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins. @AndrewTomlins32 Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.ukVisit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts. 
We're kicking off the week with an extra helping of In The Frame with Richard Winsor who is starring as Tony in the West End production of Saturday Night Fever.Richard previously played this role on tour across the UK and internationally ahead of bringing the show to the Peacock Theatre in London. Featuring the Bee Gees’ greatest hits, Saturday Night Fever tells the story of Tony Manero and his reckless road to dancing success. The role was originated by John Travolta in the 1977 film. Richard started his career as a principal dancer for Matthew Bourne, starring in his productions of Spitfire, The Nutcracker, Play Without Words, Edward Scissorhands, The Car Man, Dorian Gray and Swan Lake. These shows have taken Richard around the world and to some of the most prestigious theatres. Richard then ventured in television, playing Father Francis in Hollyoaks and Caleb in BBC1's Casualty for over 100 episodes. His credits also include Swan Lake 3D (Universal), Streetdance 3D (BBC), Frankenstein (Royal & Derngate), The Anastasia File (Theatre Royal Windsor) and most recently he reunited with Matthew Bourne for The Midnight Bell on tour.Saturday Night Fever runs at the Peacock Theatre until 26th March 2022. Visit www.sadlerswells.com for info and tickets. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins. @AndrewTomlins32Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.ukVisit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts. 
On West End Frame's 10th Birthday, Matt Hemley from The Stage hosts a special episode of In The Frame, turning the tables and interviewing Andrew (Founding Editor) about the past ten years of West End Frame.West End Frame launched as a theatre blog in February 2012 and went on to become the UK's top independent theatre website, renowned for breaking theatre news, reviewing major theatrical openings and interviewing the West End's biggest stars. West End Frame closed in October 2016, but returned in July 2019 with two stagey podcasts, The West End Frame Show and In The Frame. Hosted by Matt Hemley@MattHemley Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.ukVisit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts. 
This week we're chatting to Sharlene Hector about transitioning into a new career in theatre, following many successful years in the music world. Last year Sharlene made her theatrical debut as Lorraine in Hairspray at the London Coliseum, also covering and playing Motormouth Maybelle. She is now touring the UK and Ireland as the alternate Effie White in Dreamgirls to huge acclaim. In the music world, Sharlene was Lead Vocalist in Basement Jaxx and Blonde. She has sung backing for the likes of Alicia Keys, Muse, Emeli Sandé, Sam Sparro, Primal Scream, Rebecca Ferguson, Lalah Hathaway, Tinie Tempah, Josh Groban and Michael Bublé.Sharlene has performed at Glastonbury, V Festival, Bestival and Wireless with her television appearances including Alan Carr’s Epic Game Show – Name That Tune (ITV), X Factor (ITV), Top of the Pops (BBC), Sounds Like Friday Night (BBC) and Later with Jools Holland (BBC).Follow Sharlene on Instagram: @supasharTo find out more about the Dreamgirls tour, visit www.dreamgirlsthemusical.co.ukHosted by Andrew Tomlins. @AndrewTomlins32Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.ukVisit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts. 
With her CV including roles such as Elphaba, Glinda, Eva Peron, Miss Adelaide & Lucy Harris, Louise Dearman is a West End icon. Louise is currently preparing to star in Mimma: A New Musical of War & Friendship which is being staged at Cadogan Hall for one-night-only on Monday 28th February. Louise made her theatrical debut as The Narrator in Joseph (UK Tour). Just a few of her other credits include Jan in Grease (West End), Lucy Harris in Jekyll & Hyde (UK Tour), Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls (UK Tour), Eva Peron in Evita (UK Tour), Grizabella in Cats (International), The Woman in Tell Me On A Sunday (RCCL), Mrs D in Water Babies (Curve), Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (UK Tour) and Daisy in Side Show (Southwark Playhouse).Louise has starred as both Elphaba and Glinda in the West End production of Wicked (Apollo Victoria), making her the only actor to have starred as both roles in the musical's history. Mimma is staged at Cadogan Hall on Monday 28th February. Visit www.cadoganhall.com for info and tickets.Hosted by Andrew Tomlins. @AndrewTomlins32Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.ukVisit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts. 
This week we're joined by West End LEGEND, Mazz Murray. Mazz is currently starring as Donna in the West End production of Mamma Mia!, having previously played Tanya in the show. Mazz famously starred as Killer Queen in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre for seven triumphant years. She made her theatre debut playing Patsy Cline in The Roy Orbison Story. Other credits include: Mama Morton in the recent production of Chicago (Phoenix Theatre) as well as A Girl Called Dusty, Rent, Smokey Joe’s Café, Fame, Only the Lonely, Boogie Nights and Pippin. Most recently Mazz played Norma Desmond in a concert staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s musical Sunset Boulevard at the Alexandra Palace Theatre. After receiving tremendous acclaim, it was announced that Mazz would once again play the role for a second staging at the Royal Albert Hall. Mazz's portrayal of Norma was named West End Frame's top performance of 2021. You can see Mazz in Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre. Visit www.mamma-mia.com for info and tickets.Hosted by Andrew Tomlins. @AndrewTomlins32Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.ukVisit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts. 
We're back for a brand new season with London's current Veronica, Ailsa Davidson! Having trained at Guildford School of Acting, Ailsa's theatre credits include playing Sarah Our House (Union Theatre), Miss Lynch and understudy Rizzo/Jan in Grease (UK & International Tour) and the award winning production of Lipsync (Edinburgh Fringe). Ailsa has been receiving rave reviews for her performance as Veronica in Heathers at the newly reopened Other Palace Theatre. Heathers is booking at the Other Palace until Sunday 1st May 2022. Visit www.theotherpalace.co.uk for info and tickets. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins. @AndrewTomlins32Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.ukVisit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts. 
For the final episode of this series, we’re chatting to the amazing Cameron Blakely! Cameron originated the role of Gomez when The Addams Family  made its UK premiere in 2017. He is currently reprising his performance for the musical's latest UK tour.Directed by Matthew White, with choreography by Alistair David, The Addams Family has book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Cameron is well known for his long association with Les Miserables. He has played Thenardier countless times in the West End and on tour. He recently played Bamatabois/Babet in the concert version of the show at the Sondheim Theatre, having played the role for the 25th Anniversary Concert  at the O2 Arena.Just a few of Cameron's other credits include: Dennis Dupree in Rock of Ages (UK Tour), W T Steadi in Calon Lan (Swansea Grand Theatre), Lex Hogan in Eugenius (The Other Palace), Narrator/Mysterious Man in Into the Woods (Royal Exchange Theatre), Fagin in Oliver! (Watermill Theatre), Gatch/Twimble in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Concert), Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof (Grange Park Opera), Mr Lucas/Mr Scruton in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (Leicester Curve) and Sam in Mamma Mia! (international tour), Cameron has worked extensively at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, where his roles have included: Charley  in Where’s Charley?, Badger in The Wind in the Willows, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rosencrantz in Hamlet, Peter in Romeo and Juliet and Nathaniel in The Taming of the Shrew.The Addams Family resumes its UK tour on 11th January in Milton Keynes and is booking through to June 2022. Visit www.theaddamsfamily.co.uk for info and tour dates.Hosted by Andrew Tomlins. @Andrew_Tomlins Thanks for listening! We’re taking a little break in January, but will be back next year with lots more incredible guests. Email: andrew@westendframe.co.ukVisit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts. 
Today we're chatting to David Cumming, Natasha Hodgson and Zoe Roberts from SpitLip Theatre about their hit show, Operation Mincemeat The Musical.Following this year's sold out and acclaimed run, Operation Mincemeat returns to the Southwark Playhouse in January.Operation Mincemeat won The Stage Debut award for Best Composer/Lyricist, the Off-West End award for Best Company Ensemble and was listed in the Observer's Top 10 shows of the year.  Operation Mincemeat runs at the Southwark Playhouse 14th January - 19th February 2022. Visit www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk for info and tickets.Hosted by Andrew Tomlins. @Andrew_Tomlins Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.ukVisit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts. 
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