Rachel McDowall

Rachel McDowall is currently playing Velma Kelly in the West End production of Chicago.

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


How would you describe yourself in 5 words or less?

Honest, loyal, tall, loud and general nut job!


Do you have any pre-show rituals?

Listerine and a quick vocal siren.


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

Things go wrong all the time, but the funniest was when I snotted on myself, mid-verse.


What’s your favourite song in this show?

Class – Velma and Mamma’s song.


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

Singin’ In The Rain. One of my all time favourite movies!


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

The Producers. I’ve never had so much fun for 2 1/2 years. It’s genius!


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

Les Miserables. It’s a favourite, always has been. Brilliantly talented cast. I cry every time!


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

Bring Him Home – Les Mis

Springtime For Hitler – The Producers

Show Off – Drowsy Chaperone


Thank you for having Tea With Wilma