PODCAST EPISODE

S6 Ep7 (ft. Ella Vaday): Olivier Awards, Anyone Can Whistle, & Juliet, Drag Race, Annie Get Your Gun + more!

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

11-04-2022 • 52 mins


Drag Queen Ella Vaday (Drag Race UK runner-up/The Book of Mormon) co-hosts The West End Frame Show!

Andrew & Ella discuss Anyone Can Whistle (Southwark Playhouse) and & Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre) as well as the latest news about the Olivier Awards, Cabaret, Annie Get Your Gun and lots more.

Ella is the creation of Nick Collier. Nick started out as a musical theatre performer, with his credits including Cats, White Christmas, Once Upon A Time at the Adelphi, Fame, Salad Days and 42nd Street.

He was a swing in Wicked (Apollo Victoria) for several years before going on to cover Joseph Smith in The Book of Mormon (Prince Of Wales) and the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kilworth House).

Nick had been cast as Sketch and understudy Corny Collins in the 2020 West End revival of Hairspray. However, after the production was postponed to COVID, Nick turned his focus to drag and Ella Vaday.

Ella was one of the stars of Drag Race UK season 3. After winning four maxi challenges (and showcasing top notch vocals along the way), Ella finished as a runner-up.

Since drag race, Ella has been working non-stop. She is set to appear alongside Ed Sheeran in the film Sumotherhood and is touring Canada and Australia this summer, having toured in Pick N Mix with Vanity Milan, Chorizo May and River Medway earlier this year.

Hosted by Andrew Tomlins.
@AndrewTomlins32

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