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

In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with Olivier Award-winner Lorna Want.

We speak to Lorna about growing up in the world of theatre and appearing in Les Misérables as a child. We also speak about her time in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical and playing the role of Cynthia Weil. Now a mummy, we learn more about Lorna’s dream roles in the theatre.

Show notes: 

0:00 – 4:05 – Where did it all begin? From Saturday acting classes to the Birmingham Rep to being part of Les Misérables as a child.

4:06 – 6:49 – We learn more about Lorna’s West End Debut in Romeo & Juliet The Musical. Also we speak further about what it is like having an agent and how best to work with your agent.

6:50 – 20:29 – Lorna Want won the Olivier Award for playing the role Cynthia Weil in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. We hear more about her Beautiful story and what it was like being part of the Original London Company.

20:50 – 25:47 – Lorna gives her advice on how best to look after yourself and sustain your role within a show.  We also learn more about how to be a good company member within a show.

25:48 – 29:19 – Lorna tells us what it was like becoming a mummy while staring in a West End Show, Lorna left Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at 31 weeks pregnant.

29:20 – 35:44 – Lorna tells us about her dream roles within in the industry and her thoughts on job share within the West End.

35:45 – 38:30 – One word to sum up Lorna’s career to date.


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