Danielle Hope

Danielle won the BBC’s Over the Rainbow talent contest and went on to play the role of Dorothy in the West End production of Wizard of Oz. She is now playing Eponine in Les Miserables.


Danielle recently took a few minutes out of her day to have Tea With Wilma…


How would you describe yourself in 5 words or less?

A dreamer, risk taker, a friend.


Do you have any pre-show rituals?

Not really, theatre can sometimes be so unpredictable so I don’t like to create any strict routines.


Can you tell us about the last time something went wrong on stage?

My last show as Dorothy, we lost most of the power and did the show with no yellow brick road or moving set! But we had lots of fun telling the story!


What’s your favourite song in this show?

Probably One Day More because it’s a little bit of everyone’s character and is the only time everyone is on stage together.

Apart from the show you are in, what current show in London’s West End would you love to work on?

It’s not on but I’d love to do Mary Poppins and if if I were a boy Albert in War Horse (I said I was a dreamer!)


What West End show would you like to see make a comeback and why?

There are so many!


What was the last West End show you saw (apart from the one you are in) and what did you think of it?

I saw Posh – a Laura Wade play and it was brilliant witty and clever.


What’s your favourite West End musical song of all time?

Oh I couldn’t possibly say. I constantly change my mind!


Thank you for having Tea With Wilma