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 Kate Graham.
We speak about Kate’s start in musical theatre, her history degree at Durham University and then training at the Royal Academy of Music. Kate also tells us more about her time in Mamma Mia!, making her west end debut in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, as well as her variety of West End credits including; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Producers and Billy Elliot.
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0:00 – 6:19 – We start by talking to Kate about making her West End debut as Babette in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Dominion Theatre.
6:20 – 16:03 – Kate takes us back to the very beginning and tells us when musical theatre entered her life. She tells us that she had a passion for music long before musical theatre, we hear about her first musical at secondary school – Bugsy Malone. After leaving school Kate went to Durham University to study history before doing her post-graduate in musical theatre at the Royal Academy of Musical.
16:04 – 18:49 – We speak more about Kate playing the role of Cherry in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane Theatre. We learn more about what it was like being part of a new west end musical.
18:50 – 26:44 – Kate tells us more what it was like being part of the original London company of The Producers at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. We also speak about the technical evolvement that Kate has witnessed during her time in the industry.
26:45 – 34:29 – We learn more about Kate’s journey with Billy Elliot and how special that show was for her. We also speak about how theatre etiquette has changed while Kate has been part of the industry.
34:30 – 41:54 – Mamma Mia! has played a large part of Kate’s career and we learn more about playing the role in London and part of the international tour.
41:55 – 46:43 – Kate tells us her dream roles Stephen Sondheim roles and how she would sum up her career to date.