West End favourite, Alison Arnopp takes our Sugar Rush Quiz

Alison Arnopp recently graced the London stage when she portrayed Julie in the celebrated production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Donmar Warehouse. The talented performer is not only an acclaimed actress however, and has trained in both classical singing and musical theatre. She was part of the fabulous showcase performance of the new musical Eugenius! at the London Palladium and also took on the role of Dusty Springfield in a show charting the singer’s career at the Charing Cross Theatre.

Next weekend Alison will take to the stage at The Phoenix Artists Club to present her brand new solo cabaret show entitled I Made You a MixTape, but took some time off from rehearsals to take our Sugar Rush Quiz.

What are you currently working on?

I Made You a MixTape- it’s a cabaret inspired by all the music I have swapped with exes over the years…! It’s been lots of fun rooting out my favourites and the cabaret covers everything from folk to opera and jazz to country music.


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

The people I surround myself with- supportive friends, great teachers, encouraging agents, a decent therapist….and sticking with it.


What is your favourite Book?

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


What are you currently watching on TV?

I have just started watching GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) on Netflix.


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

Usually a comedy show of some sort- improv or stand-up.


What’s your favourite sweet?

Chocolate please.


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

A trapeze artist. I’m not sure I fully understood what that entailed.


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

We had a vegetable garden and my friend and I would mix up the soil and water and apply it to stones like we were icing cakes- I managed to convince my younger sister to eat mud. Sorry Carol.


What is your proudest achievement to date?

Writing my and performing my own play RE-HUMAN in a beautiful little caravan to small groups of strangers. The response was wonderfully unexpected and it was a really intimate and rewarding experience.


What’s next?

I’m performing with the RSC at the Barbican as we transfer our recent production of The Tempest there for the summer. I’m also co-writing a show of original songs about friendship and doing as much improv as I can fit in!


Alsion Arnopp is performing I Made You a MixTape at The Phoenix Artist Club on Sunday 2 July https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/GKLIHI


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