Post-Show Drinks, a musical theatre podcast showcasing actors from the West End and beyond.
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down Olivier Award-nominated, West End star Maiya Quansah-Breed.
We speak about Maiya’s journey into musical theatre, from singing at an early age and then training at the Guildford School of Acting. We speak about what it was like making her West End debut in SIX at the Arts Theatre playing the role of Catherine Parr. Maiya takes us through her SIX The Musical journey from the audition process to currently playing eight shows a week.
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0:00 – 7:29 – Connor & Catherine speak about their visit to SIX at the Arts Theatre and they ask Maiya what it is like playing the role of Catherine Parr in the show. Maiya tells us how she found out she got the role.
7:30 – 16:09 – Maiya takes us back to the beginning of her musical theatre journey and how she discovered her passion for singing. We also speak about her first West End show which was Oliver! and about the audition process for Guildford School of Acting – GSA.
16:10 – 24:49 – We discuss Maiya’s advice for looking after yourself in this industry and how she stays confident.
23:50 – 32:19 – Maiya takes us through the whole SIX journey from West End Love to taking the show on tour. We speak about how audiences have received SIX across the UK.
32:20 – 38:49 – We learn more about what the rehearsal process was like for SIX and Maiya tells us how she researched her Queen – Catherine Parr.
38:50 – 43:21 – In standard Post-Show Drinks fashion we find out Maiya’s dream role and how she would sum up her career to date.