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

In this episode, we sit down with West End star Lucy May Barker.

Lucy’s currently playing the role of Sophie in the London production of Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre.

During this episode of Post-Show Drinks, Lucy tells us about her obsession with ABBA, how injuries affect theatre performers and she reveals what she learned from working with Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.

Listen to the episode below or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Show notes: 

0:00 – 4:16 – Lucy tells us about the injury which is currently keeping her off stage.

4:20 – 6:12 – Lucy shares what makes Mamma Mia! so special.

6:12 – 10:22 – Lucy remembers her first steps in musical theatre, playing Annie while she was still in school and going to the best after school club.

10:30 – 12:17 – Lucy explains how she kept her feet on the ground when she was working as a child actress.

15:30 – 18:00 – Lucy tells us about the influence of her parents on her career, despite not being huge theatre fans.

19:12 – 23:00 – Lucy tells us about some of her favourite roles to date and what it was like working with Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.

23:50 – 27:40 – Lucy tries to recall the different actresses who’ve played Donna, while she’s been in the role of Sophie.

27:50 – 33:00 – Lucy reveals her favourite ABBA songs.

33:20 – 35:11 – Lucy tells us what makes audience filming frustrating for performers.

35:20 – 37:45 – Lucy plays Prompt Corner.

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