West End Wilma has been causing mayhem in London’s theatre land for over five years. Her reviews are known for being some of the most honest you will find and her passion for theatre is second to none. The stagey Nana has more recently taken up the cause of championing relaxed performances for audiences that need a less strict set of rules in order for them to enjoy a show with their families. The well known blogger will host her annual awards ceremony next month, where she will reward the great and the good for their onstage achievements over the last year. Alongside her friend, former Phantom Kieran Brown, she has also recorded a very special charity single, which is to be performed at the ceremony and will be released to raise funds for the National Autism society.
What are you currently working on?
Blogging, reviewing theatre shows and generally just being stagey. I’m also preparing for the 2016 West End Wilma Awards, which takes place on Friday 4 November 2016 at the Hippodrome Casino. It’s a lot of work but it always worth it in the end.
What is the one thing that has helped you to become successful?
What is your favourite Book?
It’s awful but I’m really not much of a reader. Very few books in my life have grabbed my attention long enough for me to finish them. I am quite partial to a crime thriller! Agatha Christie and a man called Harlan Coben. People who don’t use too many big words!
What are you currently watching on TV?
I’ve just finished the first series of Agatha Raisin on Sky 1, which was wonderful. It’s like a modern day Murder She Wrote! I’ve also recently finished all three series of the hilarious Plebs and am currently watching the new series of American Horror Story!
Would you choose the cinema, theatre or a restaurant for a night out?
My evenings usually consist of dinner and a show so I guess if I was doing it for a special night out I might choose the cinema as I so rarely go! I’m desperate to see the new Bridget Jones and The Girl On The Rail Replacement Bus.
What’s your favourite sweet?
Hagen Daaz Strawberry Cheesecake Ice cream.
What did you want to be when you were a child?
What was the naughtiest thing you did when you were a child?
Oh my….. I once put itching power down my grand mothers blouse thinking it was funny. I also pulled my mothers earrings so hard that they ripped out and she had to wear clip-ons for the rest of her life because she had no holes left!
What is your proudest achievement to date?
Starting a blog and still going four years later! I still don’t think anyone reads it though. I’m surprised people care!
The awards on 4 November. We’ve also recorded a special charity single with Kieran Brown who has just finished playing the Phantom of the Opera in the West End. There will be a big announcement about that soon!