Post-Show Drinks, a musical theatre podcast showcasing actors from the West End and beyond.

In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with Charlotte Page.

Charlotte began her career by studying at the Royal Academy of Music, training as a classical singer and actress. Before entering the world of musical theatre Charlotte, has starred in a variety of operas as the principle lead with the Welsh National Opera, D’Oyly Carte and Carl Rosa Opera.

Charlotte then joined the company of The Phantom of the Opera as Christine Daaé at Her Majesty’s Theatre London and it was there that her musical theatre career began. Since then she has played Sally in Follies in France’s second largest theatre; Opéra de Toulon and more recently Alice Beineke in the UK Tour of The Addams Family.

As a classically trained singer that is used to performing as the leading lady, eight times a week in opera with no microphone and a full orchestra, Charlotte gives you tips on looking after and maintaining your voice.

Listen to the episode below or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

  • 0:00 – 6:44 – Singing at the front of the school bus to the world of opera singing, starring in 40 principle roles to then playing Christine Daaé in Phantom of the Opera
  • 6:45 – 9:25 – The Slipper and the Rose! Catherine & Charlotte’s favourite movie musical.  “It’s like the Annette Crosbie is in the room”.
  • 9:26 – 10:09 – Charlotte’s Theatre Company.
  • 10:10 – 11:19 – Charlotte’s time in Phantom of the Opera from Mike Stirling to Scott Davies.
  • 11:20 – 13:39 – Follies at the London Palladium, Royal Albert Hall and at the Opéra de Toulon.
  • 13:40 – 16:29 – Languages, accents and mimicry – from Welsh to an old London lady.
  • 16:30 – 18:29 – Opera to Musicals – Charlotte talks about the direction of her career including belting with Barbra Streisand to leaving Phantom of the Opera to A Little Night Music at the Menier Chocolate Factory with Trevor Nunn.
  • 18:30 – 27:29 – Charlotte’s Advice for looking after your voice. Charlotte speaks about the skills she has learned during her career, especially being a leading lady in opera with no microphone, a full orchestra and performing 8 times a week. She also speaks about giving it 100% every time you sing while looking after the muscle.
  • 27:30 – 28:59 – Charlotte’s Dream Role – Mrs Lovatt in Sweeney Todd.
  • 29:00 – 30:25 – Charlotte sings her favourite song from Evita.
  • 30:26 – 36:25 – Stephen Sondheim roles – Gypsy, Passion, Into the Woods – Charlotte’s Theatre Company and leading the campaign for roles for older women, about older women – ‘We Live, and we love and we have adventures’.
  • 36:36 – 38:09 – Charlotte’s dream role in Doctor Who.
  • 38:10 – 43:59 – The Addams Family UK tour and playing Alice Beineke, singing Andrew Lippa’s phenomenal songs and why it should come to London’s West End.
  • 44:00 – 45:50 – One word to sum up Charlotte’s career so far.

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