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 Natalie McQueen.
Natalie is currently playing the role of Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre. We speak about her musical theatre journey from singing at a young age to then making her West End debut in Wicked, as well as her variety of credits including Les Misérables, Wonderland and more.
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0:00 – 13:19 – Where did it all begin? Singing on family holidays in Spain to then joining a stage school. We speak about her first West End show playing the role of Young Eponine in Les Misérables at the Palace Theatre in London. Natalie also tells us more about what it was like training as a young performer.
13:20 – 17:29 – Once she had graduated college, Natalie tells us about taking a break from the world of musical theatre and being part of a band.
17:30 – 21:29 – After a trip to see Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London’s West End, Natalie’s began pursuing a route back into musical theatre. We learn about her journey back into the industry from finding her agent; Michelle Blair at Michelle Blair Management to her early auditions.
21:30 – 35:11 – Natalie made her adult West End debut in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, she takes us through her Wicked story. We also hear where she was when she found out she was going to make her debut.
35:12 – 44:29 – We speak about Natalie’s time post Wicked, Natalie tells about more shows including Murder Ballad at the Arts Theatre and the UK tour of Wonderland. We also speak about Natalie returning to Les Misérables and playing the role of Éponine part of Pimlico Opera.
44:30 – 53:09 – Natalie is currently playing the role of Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre. She tells us what it is like being part of this musical and about the first time she met Dolly Parton.
53:10 –57: 32 – In standard Post-Show Drinks fashion we find out Natalie’s dream role and how she would sum up her career to date.