INTERVIEW: Holly-Anne Hull, at present alternating the function of Christine within the West Finish manufacturing of The Phantom of the Opera

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Holly-Anne Hull opened as Christine within the UK tour of The Phantom of the Opera in early 2020, this manufacturing shortly closed because of the closures of theatres going into the nationwide lockdown. However this wasn’t the tip of the street for her, she is at present reprising her function within the West Finish manufacturing of the present and has simply entered her second yr in London the place she alternates the function with Lucy St Louis. Her different credit embody Ensemble and Cowl Cosette in Les Miserables (Live performance, West Finish manufacturing and Worldwide Tour), Holly Manson in Loserville (The Union Theatre) Gladys and Cowl Lola in Copacabana (UK Tour) and Maid Marion in Robin Hood (Grove Theatre). 

After settling in to her second yr within the West Finish manufacturing of Phantom with a brand new forged, we caught up with Holly-Anne Hull. 

You’ve lately opened with the brand new 2022/23 forged. How has it been welcoming in new forged members? 

It’s been actually enjoyable! Solid change is all the time a wierd time since you are saying goodbye to some actually particular associates! However I’ve beloved assembly the brand new forged members and we’re excited to get into the yr! 

What made you wish to stick with this iconic present and function? 

I simply don’t really feel prepared to go away but! It’s been my dream function since I can keep in mind and there’s no manner I might say goodbye to it simply but!

If you happen to needed to describe the present to somebody that had by no means heard of it, what would you say? 

OH THE DRAMA! 


Christine has been performed by many unbelievable performers throughout the globe; when approaching the function, how did you make it your individual? 

After we began rehearsals for the tour, all the forged had been model new, not one forged member had been within the present earlier than, so all of us got here in with contemporary eyes and ears and I believe that made it tremendous particular! 

The present is unbelievable and beloved by so many around the globe, however what was your first introduction to the present?

I went to see the present in Toronto really! My household are from Canada and after I was over there visiting I went to see Phantom!  It will be my DREAM to do Phantom over there!! 

Do you’ve gotten a favorite track from the present? 

Wishing is my favorite to sing and Music of the Night time is my favorite to take heed to. 

Previous to becoming a member of the West Finish firm of Phantom, you had been in Les Miserables. Am I proper in considering you got here straight over to Phantom? What was it like doubling up?

Yess! I really loved it as a result of each the casts in Les Mis and Phantom had been all so beautiful and supportive, they stored me powering by! I bounced off their energies! 


You’re the alternate Christine within the present, what are the challenges of this function? Is it what you anticipated or had been there some surprises? 

There are completely perks to being an alternate, however it may be exhausting solely taking part in a task as soon as per week, so I’m discovering a tempo that works for me! 

Are there every other roles within the present that you just’d like to get the possibility to play?

Sooner or later, I might like to play Giry! What an icon! 

You’re a part of the fantastic group Keep in mind Monday, of which I’m an enormous fan of, alongside Lauren Byrne and Charlotte Steele. You’re all very busy girls however are there any plans for extra music or gigs sooner or later? 

YES! We’ve got new music popping out very quickly, we now have been sitting on this music for years now and we lastly really feel able to launch it! I can not wait!


What has been the spotlight Keep in mind Monday second thus far for you?

There have been a couple of stand-out moments with the band! However nothing beats the sensation after we are taking part in a reside gig and the viewers sing our unique songs again to us!

Wanting past Phantom, are there every other roles that you’d like to play sooner or later? 

There’s a very lengthy listing of dream roles however I gained’t say them as a result of I don’t wish to jinx it!

And at last, in a single sentence, why ought to folks come alongside to see The Phantom of the Opera? 

 As a result of I’ll always remember the primary time I noticed it. You’ll know while you see for yourselves!

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