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Wednesday, 8 April 2020

The Corona Diaries: Savannah Stevenson

These recent times have been some of the hardest challenges we've faced and as a community, it 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*Some information mentioned in this article may be out of date due to the progress of the current situation.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* 

Savannah Stevenson is probably best know from her time playing Glinda in the hit musical WICKED at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Her other credits include Theresa in Sense (The Other Palace); Guinevere in Camelot (London Palladium); Sybil Evers in Chariots of Fire (Gielgud & Hampstead Theatre); Aspects of Love (Menier Chocolate Factory); Martha in The Secret Garden (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Cinderella in Simply Cinderella (Leicester Curve); Understudy Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (New London Theatre); Young Sally in Follies (Northampton Royal Theatre) and Understudy Mary Poppins & Mrs Banks in Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre). 

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 was at home when I found out. To be honest, I was waiting for the announcement as it felt inevitable as the government started to stop gatherings. It felt truly sad. I was due to join a production in just a couple of weeks and all of a sudden that wasn’t happening any more. Really sad creatively and scary to have your livelihood taken away for an unknown time.  

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

I’ve just had a baby so actually for me, the positive of all of this is family time. Lots of it. My husband and I have both been able to really enjoy our little one at home, so really that has taken up all our time. I suppose my new skill is learning to be a new mother! 

We also did do our first Insta Live, I would never normally do that kind of thing but we wanted to reach out to others, connect, offer a song and a few laughs. It was actually really good fun and our baby managed to not cry for an hour! We might do it again!

Monday, 30 June 2014

Nikki Davis Jones will take over as Elphaba in WICKED London, further casting announced

WICKED, the award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce that Nikki Davis-Jones, who is currently winning rave reviews for her performance as Elphaba in the record-breaking UK tour of Wicked, will join the London production from Monday 27 October 2014. Also joining the cast are Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible) and Philip Childs(Doctor Dillamond). 

Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba), Sue Kelvin (Madame Morrible) and Paul Clarkson (Doctor Dillamond) will all play their final performances on Saturday 25 October 2014. 

Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Martyn Ellis (The Wizard), Sam Lupton (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Emma Hatton (Standby Elphaba) and Sophie Linder-Lee (Standby Glinda) all continue in their roles. 
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