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 Matthew Seadon-Young.
We speak about his training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and about his early days at Stagecoach Theatre Arts.
Matthew tells us more about his musical theatre journey from performing at a young age to then making his West End debut in Les Misérables, as well as his variety of credits including Company, The Light Princess, She Stoops To Conquer and Urinetown.
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0:00 – 9:39 – Where did it all being? Matthew takes us back to the very begin and how Stagecoach laid the foundations for his passion for musical theatre. We learn about his time and Stagecoach before joining the British Theatre Academy. He speaks about his first show Bugsy Malone.
9:40 – 13:12 – Matthew trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, he tells us all about his training.
13:13 – 22:14 – We speak about Matthew’s West End debut in Les Misérables at the Queens Theatre. He tells us more about what it was like playing the role of Marius, especially during the celebrations for 25th Anniversary.
22:15 – 30:00 – After Les Misérables Matthew speaks about his time at The National Theatre in both The Light Princess and She Stoops To Conquer. We also more about Matthew’s second job, he also tells how his second job often ties into the world of musical theatre.
30:01 – 37:59 – Matthew recently played the role of Theo in Marianne Elliott’s revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Company. He tells us about what it was like being part of this groundbreaking production.
38:00 – 47:54 – We speak about Matthew’s time playing the role of Bobby Strong in Jamie Lloyd’s production of Urinetown at the Apollo Theatre. He tells us about how he found out he got this job.
47:55 – 53:35 – In standard Post-Show Drinks fashion, we find out Matthew’s dream role and how he would sum up his career to date.