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understudies

Understudy Steph Parry's story of stepping out of 42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane and moments later into the lead role in Mamma Mia! down the street at the Novello Theatre...

Chorus dancer Peggy Sawyer is told: “You’re going out there a youngster, but you’ve got to come back a star,” when she is sent...

Tabard hopes next year’s Olivier Awards will introduce a new category: best understudy in a show they weren’t meant to be understudying. Let me...

A couple of years ago, I went on as a last-minute cover in a principal role at the National Theatre. Sitting in the wings...

When Mamma Mia! star Caroline Deverill was forced offstage after picking up an injury last night (June 7, 2018), and with no understudy available,...

Meet our panel: We have given our panellists pen-names and used stock images but their biographies reflect their real career details...​ Gary Abblett, 38, is...

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse artistic director Gemma Bodinetz made an unplanned stage appearance after stepping in at the last minute for an actor who...

At the first preview of Chess at London’s Coliseum last week, leading man Tim Howar was forced to leave at the interval as his...

Meet our panel: We have given our panellists pen-names and used stock images but their biographies reflect their real career details...​​​​ Albert Parker is 60 and has...
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