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 Matt Henry MBE.

Matt is an Olivier Award-winning actor, who’s performed in hit West End shows including Kinky Boots, Avenue Q and The Lion King.

During this episode of Post-Show Drinks, Matt tells us how landing his first professional job also landed him detention, how Prince Charles reacted to his footwear choices and how family and religion helped pave his way to success.

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

Show notes: 

0:00 – 5:40 – Matt talks about how Sunday School gave him the performing bug, and he reveals the white lie he told his Mum at the start of his career.

5:50 – 9:40 – Matt explains why he got in trouble for landing his first professional role in The Lion King.

9:52 – 19:03 – Matt describes his journey from selling ice cream at The Adelphi Theatre, to being lead actor in Kinky Boots at the same venue.

19:35 – 23:35 – Matt speaks about taking risks and opportunities. Avenue Q saw Matt take on a directing role for the first time.

23:45 – 30:43 – From winning an Olivier Award to being made an MBE, Matt tells us how he felt during those moments.

31:00 – 33:46 – Matt tells us what the future holds for him, and when we can see him back on stage.

33:55 – 48:57 – Matt takes on our Prompt Corner game, and it goes terribly wrong.


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