West End star Siubhan Harrison takes our Sugar Rush Quiz

Siubhan Harrison has become well-known to West End audiences over the last few years. After playing Lorene in Tim Rice’s From Here to Eternity opposite Darius Campbell at the Shaftesbury Theatre, the versatile performer went on to score further success as Sarah Brown in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Guys and Dolls. The show transferred to first the Savoy and then the Phoenix Theatre becoming a favourite with both critics and theatregoers alike.

Siubhan Harrison will star in Working at Southwark Playhouse, which opens next month. Photo by Darren Bell

Siubhan is currently in rehearsals for the European Premiere of Working at Southwark Playhouse and took some time off to take our Sugar Rush Quiz.

What are you currently working on?

I’m currently working on Working, which is a Stephen Schwartz musical based on Studs Terkel’s book called ‘Working’.

What is the one thing that has helped you to become successful? 

Hard work

What is your favourite Book?

I’ve got a couple. One is ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’ by Milan Kundera. Huruki Murakami is my other favourite writer, but I couldn’t pick one.

What are you currently watching on TV? 

The Walking Dead. I’ve become obsessed by it and I’ve inhaled four series in the last two weeks.

Would you choose the cinema, theatre or a restaurant for a night out? 

I’d really love to do a combination. It’s got to involve food because I’m a massive foodie and a cook, but I do love a night at the theatre or cinema. All three?

What’s your favourite sweet? 

Fizzy sweets

What did you want to be when you were a child? 

I pretended that I wanted to be a pharmacist to keep my parents happy.

What was the naughtiest thing you did when you were a child? 

I threw a pencil at my sister’s head and left a dent in it! 

What is your proudest achievement to date? 

I’ve had some lovely ones. I did a new musical a couple of years ago called From Here to Eternity and I also sang at the Royal Festival Hall in A Life of Song by Tim Rice, which my parents came to. It’s a venue that I’ve always loved because I went to see Ernest Read concerts there when I was a kid and it was amazing to sing on that stage.

What’s next? 

Oh gosh I don’t know, which is part of the joy of being an actor. You never know what’s going to happen.

Working runs at Southwark Playhouse from 2 June until 8 July

 

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