After spending her formative years reading books and ending up with a Masters degree in English literature from King's College London, it was inevitable that Carrie should be a journalist. Her pure and simple delight in the art-form of musical theatre led to the Guardian asking her to be their West End Girl. Since then, she's picked up a PhD, and also written for many other UK publications, including the Times and the Independent. She has many eclectic loves, including sport, karaoke, reality television, MMORPGs, three-volume Victorian novels, the British seaside, embroidery and Veronica Mars.
BWW Interviews: Nature Theatre Of Oklahoma's Kristin Worrell
May 13, 2013
The critically acclaimed New York Theatre Company Nature Theater of Oklahoma will be making their eagerly anticipated UK debut at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival this May.
Peter Polycarpou Picks Up His 2012 BWW:UK Award For SWEENEY TODD!
May 8, 2013
He's starring in The Pajama Game at Chichester - but Peter Polycarpou is delighted to pick up his 2012 BWW:UK Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, thanks to his role in the Olivier-winning Sweeney Todd!
OLIVIERS 2013: Live Blog! Follow The Concert, Red Carpet And Ceremony
April 28, 2013
UK editor in chief Carrie Dunn follows the Oliviers Party in the Piazza, red carpet and the ceremony, and gives her opinions on the runners and riders...
BWW Interviews: PHANTOM's Marcus Lovett About NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS
April 26, 2013
The man under the mask talks about returning to the West End, and guesting at the Royal Albert Hall in the charity gala
OLIVIERS 2013: Presenter Michael Xavier Previews Sunday's Ceremony And Celebration!
April 22, 2013
Michael Xavier, twice an Olivier nominee himself, will be well and truly outside the ceremony this year. He'll be presenting alongside Claudia Winkleman on the stage in Covent Garden Piazza in what's becoming an annual free event for theatre fans, where people can watch a live stream of what's going on inside the Royal Opera House as well as enjoy live performances from Audience Award contenders Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot and Matilda.
The BWW Q&A: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS' Amy Cudden
April 20, 2013
We ask the questions - she gives us the answers...
BWW Interviews: David Hunter Of THE HIRED MAN
April 18, 2013
The star of the Mercury Theatre/Curve co-production talks to us about the show, its future - and backstage shenanigans
BWW Interviews: Olivier Nominee Debbie Kurup Of THE BODYGUARD
April 17, 2013
We talk to the actress about her Olivier nomination and putting together a show as iconic as The Bodyguard...
The BWW Q&A: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS' Sam Alexander!
April 10, 2013
We pose the questions - he gives us his answers!
BWW Interviews: Beverley Callard Of LITTLE VOICE
April 4, 2013
We talk to the ex-Coronation Street star about playing Mari Hoff...
BWW Interviews: LITTLE VOICE's Ray Quinn!
April 1, 2013
The X Factor runner-up talks about playing Billy in the iconic British play
The BWW Q&A: WAR HORSE's Sion Daniel Young!
March 14, 2013
Sion Daniel Young is playing Albert in War Horse at the New London Theatre - so we decided to put him in the spotlight and put him through the BWW Q&A...
BWW Reviews: Michael Ball, BOTH SIDES NOW
February 20, 2013
What with all the Les Mis hype and the recent success of Sweeney Todd, it's a good time for Michael Ball to release a new album. But then, it's always a good time for Michael Ball to release a new album.
DEAR WORLD Matinee Cancelled Due To Star's Illness; Show Goes On Tonight!
February 9, 2013
BWW:UK understands that the matinee performance of Dear World, starring Betty Buckley, was cancelled this afternoon due to the illness of co-star Paul Nicholas.
BWW Interviews: Gillian Lynne About DEAR WORLD And CATS!
January 21, 2013
The legendary director and choreographer talks about her new show, starring Betty Buckley and Paul Nicholas, why vocal technique is essential, and why she's hoping for Cats to return to the West End...
BWW TV: The Cast And Crew Of RENT Say Thank You For The BWW:UK 2012 Awards!
January 17, 2013
The cast and crew of Rent, recently seen at the Greenwich Theatre, are celebrating their wins in the 2012 BWW:UK Awards - and want to say thank you to everyone who voted for them!
BWW Interviews: Betty Buckley About DEAR WORLD And The Hall Of Fame!
January 15, 2013
Betty Buckley talks about London, Cats, and being inspired by Gillian Lynne...
LES MISERABLES: Do You Hear The People Sing? Yes, And I Wish I Couldn't
January 12, 2013
UK editor-in-chief Carrie Dunn writes about the 'singalongers' ruining the Les Mis cinema experience...
LES MISERABLES: Why The Cameos Were Such A Treat!
January 12, 2013
We all knew about the Les Mis alumni that would appear in the movie - but who made the most impact on you?
BWW Interviews: ROCKY HORROR's Oliver Thornton and Roxanne Pallett
January 11, 2013
We talk to the stars of the 40th anniversary production of The Rocky Horror Show...
BWW Interviews: PHANTOM's John Owen-Jones About His New Single 'MAY EACH DAY'
January 10, 2013
We talk to the singer/actor about his recording career - and why he has no immediate West End plans...
BWW Interviews: A CHORUS LINE's John Partridge
January 9, 2013
He's about to play the tyrannical director Zach - but will he get his dancing shoes on?
BWW Interviews: A CHORUS LINE's Leigh Zimmerman!
January 8, 2013
We talk to London's new 'Sheila' about Chicago, cynicism and awful directors...
2013 IN PREVIEW: A Look At The UK's Planned Openings And Hot Tickets For Next Year!
December 31, 2012
2013 is the year when some of the big Broadway hits of recent years head to the West End - but there are also lots of plays and new work opening in the UK.
BWW Interviews: PHANTOM's Simon Bailey About His New Album LOOKING UP
December 22, 2012
Simon Bailey, currently on tour as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera, has had a secret project on the go this year, and it's finally come to fruition with the release of his debut album Looking Up.
BWW Reviews: KISS ME, KATE, Old Vic, December 19th 2012
December 19, 2012
Carrie Dunn is discomfited by some of the lines in the classic Cole Porter musical, but revels in terrific performances from Hannah Waddingham and Alex Bourne
BWW:UK Awards 2012: Winners Include SWEENEY, MATILDA, ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS and More!
December 11, 2012
Check out the full list of winners!
BWW:UK Awards 2012: Winners To Be Announced Tomorrow!
December 10, 2012
The votes are in, the numbers have been crunched - and we're about to announce the winners of the 2012 BWW:UK Awards!
2012 BWW:UK Awards: SWEENEY TODD And MATILDA Continue To Lead The Way!
November 12, 2012
After a weekend of frenzied Twitter chat about the 2012 BWW:UK Awards, voting has been boosted by fans getting their votes in for their favourites as we enter the last weeks of polling!
SWEENEY TODD and MATILDA Continue To Battle In 2012 BWW:UK Awards!
November 5, 2012
Will Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton take the top musical theatre acting honours, or will Bertie Carvel and the Matildas stage a late run?
SWEENEY TODD Continues To Lead Way In 2012 BWW:UK Awards!
October 16, 2012
Michael Ball, Imelda Staunton, Peter Polycarpou and Lucy May Barker are all in front in their categories as performers, while Anthony Ward leads in design, Paul Groothius in sound design, Jonathan Tunick in orchestrations - with the show leading as Best Revival of a Musical.
Ball and Staunton Lead the Way for SWEENEY TODD in 2012 BWW:UK Awards Voting!
October 8, 2012
Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton of Sweeney Todd are leading the way in the BWW:UK Awards, currently heading their categories as Best Leading Actor and Actress in a Musical. Sheridan Smith is topping the category for Best Actress in A Play for her critically-acclaimed turn in Hedda Gabler.
BWW Reviews: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Arena Tour, O2, September 21 2012
September 21, 2012
Tim Minchin is the star of the show but this new production prioritises concept over content
Michael Ball, Janie Dee, Jenna Russell and Danielle Hope to Appear at MERCURY MUSICAL DEVELOPMENTS 20TH ANNIVERSARY GALA, Oct 14
September 19, 2012
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mercury Musical Developments, performers including Michael Xavier, Janie Dee, Claire Moore, Hayley Gallivan, Maria Friedman, Danielle Hope, Alison Jiear, Haydn Gwynne, Sally Anne Triplett, David Bedella, Tam Mutu, Paul Kaye, Stuart Matthew Price, Lucy May Barker, Madalena Alberto and Jenna Russell will feature at a gala concert on October 14 at the Novello Theatre.
Behind The Scenes: BAGGAGE, Arts Theatre, September 2012
September 11, 2012
BAGGAGE is the story of two latter-day likely lads, reunited through tragedy hoping to repair their damaged relationship before it's too late. Flashback to Primrose Hill and Lima airport 2007 and enjoy their internet dating rollercoaster...
BWW Interviews: Oliver Wilson of BLUE/ORANGE
September 7, 2012
We talk to the man playing the iconic role of Christopher in the Theatre Royal Brighton's new production, heading off on a UK tour soon