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Tuesday, 14 April 2020

The Corona Diaries: Georgia Ware

These recent times have been some of the hardest challenges we've faced and as a community, its hit us pretty hard. However during these difficult times, here at Pocket Size Theatre, we wanted to spread a little positivity and share some peoples experiences because we are all in this together. Each day we'll be speaking to our friends in the industry to share their experiences with you all so take a read and see how people are getting through these hard times.

Let's stick together, share the love and get through this as a community!

*Some information mentioned in this article may be out of date due to the progress of the current situation. Please keep that in mind when reading* 

Georgia Ware is appearing as Meg in The Phantom on the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre, a role she previously understudied before taking it over full time. She made her West End debut at the age of six in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang(London Palladium) and went on to play Little Cosette in Les Misérables (Palace and Queen’s) and appear in The Nutcracker (Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House).

On Monday 16th March 2020, The Society of London Theatre announced the closure of all Theatres in London. This followed suit with regional venues. Where were you when you found out and what was your initial reaction? 

I arrived at the theatre for a show, as usual, headed into the stalls for our weekly notes session and our company manager came in and informed us that the show was cancelled, it was so strange! It was very unsettling not knowing when the show would reopen and what would happen with our contracts. It’s been 3 weeks and I really miss it but it’s definitely made me realise how lucky I am to be in such an incredible show. 

Can you tell us anything productive you’ve been doing? 

I try to make a plan in the morning so I have some kind of routine or I get a little bit frustrated and bored. I have been doing a workout every day, whether it’s a HIIT workout or Pilates. I make sure I do some form of exercise in the morning. I’ve also been cooking which is something I never usually do as I work evenings, I can’t say I’m great at it but I’m definitely learning!

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

INTERVIEW: Georgia Ware, currently playing Meg Giry in the London production of The Phantom of the Opera

Georgia is current playing Meg Giry in the London Production of The Phantom of The Opera, a role she previously understudied whilst appearing in the ensemble. She made her West End debut at the age of six in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium, 2001-02), she also played Little Cosette in Les Misérables (Palace and Queen’s) and  appeared in The Nutcracker (Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House). She took some time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions from us at Pocket Size Theatre about her time in The Phantom of the Opera. 

Having performed as a child in the West End, what made you want to continue in the profession as an adult? 

Performing on a West End stage is the most amazing feeling and I knew from the first time that it it was what I wanted to do. I am so grateful to be able to call it my job! 

The Phantom of the Opera is ridiculously successful around the world, how is it performing in the original production?

Its incredible and so humbling to think of all of the people who have performed on this stage for the last 31 years. It is the brilliant original and I feel so lucky to be a part of it. 

What do you think makes this show so special? 

It's impossible to chose one thing. Of course the music but also the costume, the set and the music!

Before being cast in the show, what was your exposure to the musical? Had you ever seen it?

I watched the 25th anniversary on TV and I instantly fell in love with everything about it. The first time I watched the show was after I had found out I was going to be joining and that was the most amazing feeling. I couldn't quite believe I was going to be a part of it.
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