Louisa Lydell

Madame Firmin

Training: Arts Educational Schools London.

Theatre includes: most recently, Mother in the award-winning Ragtime (Landor), understudied Madame Giry in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies (Adelphi), Elizabeth and The Chanteuse in Trevor Nunn’s Aspects of Love (revival, Menier Chocolate Factory). Also in the West End, understudy Tanya, Donna and Rosie in Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales), Mrs Lyons, understudy Mrs Johnson in Blood Brothers (Phoenix) and Miss Bell, understudy Miss Sherman in Fame (Aldwych). Fluent in German, Louisa starred in numerous productions in Germany, among them Bombalurina/Grizabella in Cats, Charity in Sweet Charity, Trina in Falsettos (European premiere, which she co-produced), Louisa in Beehive, Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Sheila in Hair, Amnesia in Nunsense and Nunsense II, Lady Thiang in The King and I, Toffee in Zombie Prom, Janet in The Rocky Horror Show, Rachel in Two by Two and Sally Bowles in Cabaret. She also choreographed productions of West Side Story, Hair, Nunsense, Liebesperlen, Falsettos and Jesus Christ Superstar.

WorkshopsCharlotte: Life or Theatre?, Club Tropicana, Hard Times the Musical and Diana in Lend Me a Tenor.

Television includes: The Jury, Top of the Pops, Tonight’s the Night, GMTV, Children in Need, Germany’s Sportsman of the Year Awards, Munich’s Television Awards and Berlin’s Golden Bear Awards, where she performed with Liza Minnelli.

Concerts include: among numerous engagements, Theater an der Wien’s production of Bernstein’s Mass (Salzburg, Innsbruck, Linz), Thank You for the Music with the BBC Concert Orchestra (Hyde Park) and Les Misérables with the BSO.