BONUS (ft. Gracie McGonigal & Corrine Priest): Theatre Royal Stratford East panto & Claus The Musical

The West End Frame Show: Theatre News, Reviews & Chat

07-12-2022 • 26 mins

We're bringing you a bonus episode with special guests Gracie McGonigal (The Crucible) and Corrine Priest (Les Misérables).

Gracie McGonigal is currently starring as the title role in Cinderella at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. The panto rule book has been torn up for an original take on the enduringly popular story, set in the ancient home of Sphynx cats, pharaohs and the empress Cleopatra.

Gracie's theatre credits include: The Crucible (National Theatre), Aladdin (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre), Fangirls Workshop (Sonia Friedman), National Theatre Connections (National Theatre), Shipton (BEAM 2020, Fat Rascal Theatre), Beyond The Stars (The Other Palace) and Gracie McGonigal in Concert (The Theatre Cafe).

Cinderella runs at the Theatre Royal Stratford East until Saturday 7th January 2023. Visit for info and tickets.

Corrine Priest is preparing to play The Fairy Queen in the world premiere of Claus The Musical at The Lowry in Salford. Directed by Kate Golledge and adapted for the stage by Simon Warne with music and lyrics from Andy Collyer, Claus The Musical brings the L.Frank Baum children’s classic The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus to life.

A recipient of The Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year award, Corrine's theatre credits include: Elizabeth in Young Frankenstein (The English Theatre, Frankfurt), Les Miserables (Sondheim Theatre & UK Tour), Les Misérables: The Staged Concert (Sondheim Theatre), Lucy in Can’t Stop It (The Other Palace), Lucy in Ushers: The Front of House Musical (Edinburgh Fringe and Arts Theatre), Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol (Blackpool Opera House) and Amy Thomas in Girlfriends (Union Theatre). Corrine also recorded the critically acclaimed one-woman song-cycle Heart of Winter.

Claus The Musical runs at The Lowry in Salford 14th December 2022 – 8th January 2023. Visit for info and tickets.

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