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 Oliver Savile.
We speak about Oliver’s start in musical theatre and training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Oliver also tells us more about his time in Wicked, making his west end debut in Les Misérables, as well as his variety of credits including Mamma Mia!, The Last Ship, Cats and The Phantom of the Opera.
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0:00 – 3:29 – Where did it all begin? Oliver tells us more about growing up in Buxton. We speak about what it was like going to City College in Manchester to do a BTEC in Musical Theatre and then to Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
3:30 – 10:59 – We speak about Oliver’s journey with Wicked, what it was like playing the role of Fiyero and being part of the 10th anniversary.
11:00 – 19:25 – We go back and speak about life before Wicked and what it was like making his West End debut in Les Misérables at the Queens Theatre. We hear more about Oliver’s ensemble track and then playing the role of Enjolras.
19:26 – 31:29 – Oliver tells us more about what it was like working on musical theatre tours from his time as Rum Tum Tugger in Cats UK Tour to the Mamma Mia! International Tour. We also find out we find out how quick that audition period was for Cats! Oliver also tells us how best to sustain a career in this industry.
31:30 – 38:14 – Oliver has recently finished playing the role of Gideon in Sting’s musical The Last Ship. He tells us what it was like working on a new UK musical and how different the role of Gideon was compared to other roles he has played.
38:15 – 41:59 – Oliver also tells us more about his guilty pleasure – panto!
42:00 – 47:35 – In standard Post-Show Drinks fashion we find out Oliver’s dream role and how he would sum up his career to date.