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 Sophie Isaacs.
We speak about Sophie’s time at Stagecoach Performing Arts and how that initial training gave her the best foot forward. We also speak about Sophie making her West End debut in Made In Dagenham and how it felt originating a role in a new musical. Sophie also takes us through her Heathers The Musical story.
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0:00 – 5:09 – We start off the conversation by talking about Stagecoach Performing Arts and how important that was to the start of Sophie’s career. She takes us back to the very beginning of her musical theatre journey.
5:10 – 23:19 – Sophie made her West End debut originating the role of Sandra in Made in Dagenham at Adelphi Theatre. Prior to auditioning for this show, Sophie tells us that she was questioning her musical theatre journey and was considering retraining. She takes us through her Made in Dagenham story and how the show evolved from workshops to opening night. We also hear about how she found out she got the call for her West End debut.
23:20 – 28:39 – We briefly speak about what it felt like for Sophie staying at the Adelphi Theatre after Made in Dagenham closed to then open Kinky Boots, once again at Adelphi Theatre.
28:40 – 38:29 – Sophie’s Heathers The Musical journey began back in May 2017. We speak about the workshop, through to the run at The Other Palace and then the show’s West End transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket.
38:30 – 42:26 – Sophie tells us her two dream roles and how she would create the perfect production of Disney’s Frozen! She also tells us how she would sum her career to date.