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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.

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.


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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.




S7 Ep2: Georgina Onuorah, star of Millennials

Fresh from her run in Cinderella, Georgina is starring in the brand new British musical Millennials at The Other Palace Studio. Written and composed by Elliot Clay, Millennials turns up the microphone on the lives, the losses and the frustrations of young people in the modern world. After completing her training at Arts Ed, Georgina made her stage debut starring as Alice in Dick Whittington at the National Theatre. She then joined the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella at...


S7 Ep1: Jessica Vosk, the ultimate Broadway diva

We're back for a very special episode with Broadway's Jessica Vosk ahead of her upcoming London concert! In her 20s, Jessica was an associate director for a boutique investor relations firm in New York City, where she consulted major companies on Wall Street. She then left that career behind, to start a brand-new career on Broadway! Jessica made her Broadway debut as a swing in the original cast of The Bridges of Madison Country by Jason Robert Brown. She went on to appear in the Broadway...


S6 Ep21: Lea Salonga, international theatrical icon

To finish off this series, we're joined by Lea Salonga to discuss her return to the UK! Lea left the Philippines as a teenager when she was cast as Kim in Miss Saigon. She originated the role in the West End and on Broadway to tremendous acclaim, winning Olivier and Tony Awards for her performance. Lea also has a long association with Les Misérables, having played both Eponine and Fantine in London and New York, including for the musical’s 10th and 25th anniversary concerts. Just a few of...


S6 Ep20: Scott Hunter, Max in The Play That Goes Wrong

Scott Hunter is currently starring as Max in the West End production of The Play That Goes Wrong! Following The Cornley Drama Society as they attempt to put on a 1920s murder mystery (with little success), The Play That Goes Wrong premiered on the London Fringe in 2012 and has been taking the West End by storm since opening at the Duchess Theatre in 2014. This marks Scott's second Mischief production, as they previously played Mel in Magic Goes Wrong at the Apollo Theatre. Scott was named...


S6 Ep19: Laura Pick, Elphaba in Wicked

This week we're joined by London's 15th anniversary Elphaba, Laura Pick! After training at Mountview, Laura understudied and played Maria in The Sound of Music at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. She went on to star in a tour of So This Is Christmas, completed a contract at sea with Belinda King Creative Productions and played Dr Osgood in Anyone Can Whistle at the Union Theatre. Laura first joined the West End production of Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre as Standby Elphaba in...


S6 Ep18: A.J. Shively, Owen Duignan in Paradise Square on Broadway

This week we're crossing the pond to chat with A.J. Shively who is nominated for a Tony Award for his performance as Owen Duignan in Paradise Square on Broadway! A.J. has been with Paradise Square - which is taking Broadway by storm - from its original workshops. He was previously nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his portrayal of Billy Cane in the Broadway production of Bright Star, later reprising his performance for the musical's US tour. A.J. has worked extensively on screen; he was...


S6 Ep17: Vicki Manser, Regina in Rock Of Ages

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...


S6 Ep16: Daniel Koek, Robin in La Bohème & star of Phantom Australia

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...


S6 Ep15: Danny Whitehead, star of Passion & Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera

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...


S6 Ep14: Jocasta Almgill, Rizzo in Grease

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...


100th Episode: Simon Bailey, The Duke in Moulin Rouge

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...


S6 Ep12: Chanel Haynes, Tina Turner in Tina The Musical

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...


S6 Ep11: Paige Fenlon, Luisa in Zorro The Musical

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...


S6 Ep10: Cleve September, Ted Hinton in Bonnie and Clyde & John Laurens/Philip Hamilton in Hamilton

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...


S6 Ep9: Cherelle Williams, Dorothy in The Wiz

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...


S6 Ep8: Blair Gibson, Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys

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...


S6 Ep7: Jordan Luke Gage, Romeo in And Juliet & Clyde in Bonnie and Clyde

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...


S6 Ep6: Joseph Peacock, Donny Osmond in The Osmonds Musical

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...


S6 Ep5: Richard Winsor, Tony in Saturday Night Fever

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...


SPECIAL: Andrew Tomlins, Founding Editor of West End Frame

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...