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Isolation Interviews: Holly-Anne Hull

Next up taking part in the Isolation Interview series is Holly-Anne Hull. Holly is playing the role of Christine Daae in the UK touring company of The Phantom of the Opera. She has previously been in Les Miserables (West End Staged Concerts and UK tour), Loserville (The Union Theatre) and Copacabana (UK Tour). She is part of the country/pop trio Remember Monday who reached the Quater Finals on The Voice U.K.

Q - What was the first piece of theatre that you remember seeing?
A - Oooooh! I think it was starlight express!!

Q - What inspired you to get into theatre?
A - It’s all I have ever known, and all I have ever wanted to do since I can remember!

Q - Who during your career has had the biggest impact on you?
A - I have always been a huge fan of Sierra Boggess!
Q - What is your favourite musical movie?
A - Ummmm Moulin Rouge! Or something Disney! Oh, The Cheetah Girls for sure! Hahaha
Q - What are your favourite show tunes? (You can pick up to 5 songs)
A - This changes all the time!!! I’m actually not that stagey, shamefully hahaha! So I don’t really listen to musical theatre in my own time! But if I was gonna have a sing, I’d normally go straight to Jekyll and Hyde!
Q - If you could tell your younger self something what would you tell them?
Q - If you could have dinner with 3 theatre-related guests (doesn't have to just be performers). Who would you invite and why?
A - Ummmmmm I honestly have no idea!! Hahaha anyone that will join me!
Q - How has the challenge been (prior to the current lockdown) of taking on the iconic role of Christine Daae in the UK tour of Phantom?
A - It was a rollercoaster!! It took me a little while to actually believe that I deserved to be there! I still can’t believe it’s happened and I don’t think I ever will! But I absolutely had some demons I had to battle with in order to let go and do the role!

Holly as Christine Daae in the UK tour of The Phantom of the Opera. Photo by Johan Persson
Q - You were part of the Les Mis staged concert (as well as previously touring and being in the west end company). How was the experience of doing it in concert form?
A - It was totally different! It was literally a concert, we were all on bleachers, and would stand by mics when we sang! I absolutely loved it, and it was so cool to work with such legends!!
Q - Both Phantom and Les Mis have played for over 30 years. Why do you think the shows, in particular, continue to fill theatres?
A - I mean it’s Phantom and Les Mis! They have been my favourite shows since I was a little girl, the stories are beautiful and the music will never ever get old!
Q - Your part of the country/pop trio Remember Monday. (who I LOVE). Can you tell me more about the band and their origins?
A - Yes! We’ve been a band for 8 years now!! We are three best mates at college that literally just started a band for fun and it never ended, we are always making new music and keeping it going! Lauren is currently playing Jane Seymour in the UK tour of SIX and Charlotte is a Choreographer and often tours around the world, so it’s hard to get rehearsals in but we always do it!!
Q - Away from the theatre what are your other favourite hobbies?
A - If I’m not doing theatre I will either be singing with the band, with my family or on holiday!
Q - Can you tell us something we wouldn't know about you?
A - Oooooh! Ummmm I sang for the Queen was I was 11! Hahahah

I'd like to thank Holly for her time and for taking part in this interview. You can follow Holly on Twitter and Remember Monday You can also visit Remember Monday's website

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