An interview with Lindsay Atherton
Fresh from performing in CATS at the London Palladium, we chat with BYMT Alumni Lindsay Atherton about her experience!
I did The Chosen Room (2008), Eight (2009), A Song for Eurydice (2010), Korczak (2011). The most influential for me was my last, Korczak, when I played Golda Linska at the Rose Theatre in Kingston. We had hollocaust survivors watch us and the last show had a standing ovation that wouldn't let us leave until we did an encore. Incredible.
Lindsay Atherton and Joel Fisher, Korczak 2011, Rose Theatre Kingston
Do you still keep in contact with any BYMTers?
One of my best friends was made at the first show I did in Dublin. We're still 'sisters' from 'the wee girls room'.
Why should people get involved with BYMT?
You become part of a family that creates magic. What can beat that? I grew up and learnt so much from each show and my confidence soared.
What would your dream role be?
My dream role is Christine in Phantom of the Opera. I actually just ticked a dream (Rumpleteazer in Cats as 1st cover at the Palladium), which was pretty incredible.
Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Cats, Les Miserables, In The Heights!
Tips for auditions:
Absolutely don't care what anyone else thinks. Follow your impulses.
What/who should young people research in the arts?
Half insane water sports and climbing and half beach, tanning... Food. Great food must be involved.
THE most important question: Scone (as in stone) or Scone (as in gone)?
Scone-gone. Never should it sound like stone.
Lindsay will soon be starring in Starlight Express in Germany! Follow her on Twitter: @linzathy