Interview: Natalie Kassanga, standby Zoe & Alana in Dear Evan Hansen & Diana Ross in Motown The Musical

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Natalie Kassanga is currently covering Zoey and Alana in the West End production of Dear Evan Hansen (Noel Coward) and recently starred as Diana Ross in Motown The Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre). 

This weekend Natalie can be seen in Turn Up, a concert which is being streamed in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. The show was filmed with a live band at Cadogan Hall. 

As a child, Natalie played Young Nala in The Lion King (Lyceum) and appeared in Oliver! (Drury Lane) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour). She was a member of girl group Alien Uncovered, who appeared on the live finals of The X Factor in 2015. 


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In this episode, Natalie discusses starting out as a child performer and her experiences in the music industry. She also talks about her emotional farewell to Motown, the nine-month audition process for Dear Evan Hansen as well as diversity in the West End and why audiences should TURN UP to Turn Up this weekend. 

Follow Natalie on Instagram and Twitter: @kassangaofficial 
To buy tickets for Turn Up, visit 

Hosted by Andrew Tomlins. 

Thanks for listening! 

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