Joaquin Pedro Valdes (The Lion King / Heathers) co-hosts The West End Frame Show!
Andrew and Joaquin discuss For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy (Apollo Theatre) as well as the latest news about Operation Mincemeat, The King & I, Zoe Burkett and more. They also discuss everything that has happened in the past week surrounding singing in theatres and pay tribute to Paul O’Grady.
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Joaquin began his career in The Philippines, originally working in theatre as a child before becoming a member of the boyband 17:28. Some of his credits in Manila include: Jamie in The Last Five Years, standby Charlie Price in Kinky Boots and Mr Wormwood in Matilda.
Joaquin came over to the UK in 2017 when he landed the touring production of Miss Saigon (UK / International), covering the Engineer and Thuy. His credits also include:
understudy Lun Tha & Kralahome in The King and I (UK / International Tour), John Safford Fiske in Fanny & Stella (Garden Theatre), Ram Sweeney in Heathers (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Rooh in Vanara The Musical (Hackney Empire) and understudy Simba in The Lion King (UK & Ireland Tour).
Joaquin is currently starring as Connor in the premiere of brand new musical Killing The Cat at Riverside Studios. Directed by Jenny Eastop, the piece has book and lyrics by Warner Brown with music by Joshua Schmidt.
Follow Joaquin on Instagram: @joaquin.pedro.valdes
Killing The Cat runs at Riverside Studios until Saturday 22nd April. Visit www.riversidestudios.co.uk for tickets.
Hosted by Andrew Tomlins.
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