Interview: Carolyn Maitland, Rebecca in Rags

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We have a bonus episode for you with West End Frame Award winner, Carolyn Maitland!

Carolyn is currently playing Rebecca in Stephen Schwartz’s musical Rags at the Park Theatre. This production comes to London with a brand new cast, following its run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester.

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Carolyn Maitland In The Frame

In 2014, Carolyn won West End Frame’s Understudy of the Year Award for understudying the role of Ellen in the West End production of Miss Saigon. Since leaving Miss Saigon, she has gone on to play many leading roles including; Kathy Selden in Singin’ In The Rain (Kilworth House), Sally Bowles in Cabaret (Aberdeen), Molly in Ghost The Musical (UK Tour) and Marian in The Woman in White (Charing Cross Theatre). Carolyn also returned to Miss Saigon to play Ellen full-time and most recently played Grace Farrell in Annie (Toronto/UK Tour).

Carolyn’s extensive theatre credits also include; understudy Kate/Lilli in Kiss Me Kate (Chichester/The Old Vic), understudy Rita in Groundhog Day (The Old Vic), understudy Karen in From Here To Eternity (Shaftesbury), understudy Vivienne & Serena in Legally Blonde (Savoy), understudy Mabel, Serena & Miss Bell in Fame (UK Tour), understudy Gabriela & Taylor in High School Musical 2 (UK Tour), understudy Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde (UK Tour) and Mamma Mia! (International Tour).

In this episode Carolyn discusses all-things Rags, her work ethic, working her way up to becoming a leading lady and her path into the industry.

Rags runs at the Park Theatre between Thursday 9th January and Saturday 8th February 2020.

Hosted by Andrew Tomlins.

Photo Credit 1: Pamela Raith

One comment

  1. A nice interview, but disappointed no one mentions the fact that Charles Strouse in fact wrote the music for Rags, Stephen Schwartz wrote the lyrics, and yet you discuss the show as if it’s entirely Stephen’s work.

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