Post-Show Drinks, a musical theatre podcast showcasing actors from the West End and beyond.
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with West End star Joseph Connor.
Joseph joined the original London company of Wicked when it first opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre when he was 17! We learn more about Joseph’s Wicked Story and what it was like attending the open auditions back in 2005.
We also speak about Joseph’s time in Lord of the Rings at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and being part of the Starlight Express in Bochum, Germany.
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0:00 – 2:09 – Where did it all begin? From Ballet at the Royal Ballet School to Musical Theatre.
2:10 – 16:19 – We find out more about Joseph’s Wicked journey. Joseph made his West End debut in the Original London Company of Wicked at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre. We also learn about what it was like being part of the industry at the age of 17.
16:20 – 23:57 – Joseph tell us about his life since Wicked and going straight into Lord of the Rings the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Joseph speaks about what it was like joining the company from being a swing and then finishing his time in the show playing one of the leads. He also tells us what it was like recording the cast album for Lord of the Rings the Musical .
23:58 – 35:49 We learn more about Joseph’s time in Starlight Express in Bochum, Germany and what it was like singing this Andrew Lloyd Webber classic in german.
35:50 – 40:05 – Joseph tells us what his dream role would be and we also find out how he describes his career to date.