Producer and performer and west end leading lady Sabrina Aloueche answered 20 questions
Lets start with some favourites
- Favourite show (whether you have been in it or not)?
- Favourite book?
“What we talk about when we talk about love.” Raymond Carver.
- Favourite theatre?
The Palace Theatre.
- Favourite song?
Let it Go. (JOKING)
Probably either ‘Nobody’s side’ chess or “Make them hear you”- Ragtime
- Favourite music?
- Favourite food?
- Favourite line from any show?
“they think I’m a lesbian cos I don’t wear pastels..”! From We Will Rock You
- What was is your favourite role?
That’s a tough one, I’m going to be boring and say they’ve all been my favourites!
- What was your first role?
Little Cosette in Les Miserables at The Palace Theatre
- And, what role would you love to play ?
Mary in JCS, Fantine-Les Mis, Ellen-Miss Saigon, I’d love to be in Hair and ANYTHING in Cats…! More than anything else I would love to create a role, and be allowed the artistic freedom to develop it.
- You played Young Cosette in LM, would you like to go back and play adult Cosette now?
I don’t think I could sing it!! It is very high!
- You are the reason my daughter died her hair purple at 14, are you happy to be identified as a particular role ie Scaramouche?
More than happy! I had a lot of teenage girls write in whilst I played the role, some were victims of being bullied at school, some felt they lacked identity, I had no advice for them at the time other than the fact that I was bullied and felt I lacked identity as a child, that I didn’t fit in, but in hindsight “trying to fit in” is where you’d be going wrong! I’d rather stand alone and stand out!
- You are the Producer of West End Fest, are you happier on stage or off?
Definitely happier on stage!
Producing a show (albeit a small scale charity production twice a year) is no easy feat! Myself and Parnell Page share the role and we pull each others hair out by the end every time.
Its nice to live out of your comfort zone sometimes however. And CRY-UK (the charity we raise money for) is a hugely worthwhile cause.
The end result for both are equal but as for the process of each, I’d pick being on stage!
- You’ve appeared as a guest artist on other performers CD’s, will you be bringing out your own Greatest Hits?
I don’t think so. Never say never, but it’s not something I have the time to dedicate myself to at the moment. Happy to sing with my lovely friends on their beautiful albums though!
- If you weren’t an amazing singer what would you be?
An even better singer?! I’d love to be that..!
Probably work in Entertainment PR in some capacity.
- What advice would you give 16 year old Sabrina?
Cherish the nights you stayed up until 4 am listening to musicals, reading through programmes, spending all your savings on watching shows.., You can’t learn passion, bottle that inspiration, or plan for those moments of pure creativity.
- What was the last stage show you saw and really enjoyed?
Urinetown!! Loved it, and City of Angels at the Donmar!
- Would you like to act in a play and not sing?
I would love to try my hand at acting without song 😉 ! I don’t know if I could though… musical theatre actor here.. the jazz hands might start to shake..!
In all seriousness it is something I would like to do at some point.
- If you could be anyone else for the day, who would it be?
The Queen. Fact.
- Can you tell us what you will be up to next?
Auditions, along with the rest of the world!