Interview: Charlotte Wakefield, Miss Windsor in The Boy in the Dress

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“The day I found out I was nominated for an Olivier I worked a double shift at a restaurant. I was cleaning tables and taking people’s dirty plates away… but at the same time you think ‘well, I have two Olivier nominations at the age of 23 – it swings in roundabouts!'”

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Charlotte Wakefield is currently playing Miss Windsor in the RCS’s new musical The Boy in the Dress at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. The Boy In The Dress is based on David Walliams’ book, with new music by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers.

Charlotte has been nominated for two Olivier Awards; for her performances as Wendla Bergman in the original West End production of Spring Awakening and Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Just a few of her other credits include playing Sophie in Mamma Mia!, Laurey in Oklahoma!, Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Veronica in the workshop of Heathers and Polly in Crazy For You.

Charlotte talks all things The Boy in the Dress and discusses the balancing act of being an actor.

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