Interview: Carly Mercedes Dyer, Anita in West Side Story

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Carly recently starred as Anita to huge acclaim in West Side Story at the Leicester Curve.

Carly’s West End credits include Rock of Ages, Dirty Dancing, Chicago, Memphis & Dreamgirls where she understudied and regularly played the role of Lorelle. She has also appeared in Hair, High School Musical, Dance Til Dawn and The Lorax.

Over the past couple of years Carly has been taking theatreland by storm, taking on roles such as Helene in Sweet Charity (Nottingham Playhouse), Fate in Hadestown (National Theatre), Henri in The View Upstairs (Soho Theatre) and Charlaine in Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Southwark Playhouse & Mercury Colchester).

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In this episode, Carly discusses her career from High School Musical and Rock Of Ages to Dreamgirls and Hadestown, onstage mishaps and the moment she realised she was ready to made the step up from ensemble to lead.

Please note, this episode was recorded before theatres had closed and the UK was in lockdown.

This is the final episode of In The Frame: Series 2. We’ll be back in a few months for a brand new series!

Make sure you follow Carly on Instagram/Facebook: @CarlyMDyer

Hosted by Andrew Tomlins.

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