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:UK Awards 2012: First Week Of Nominations Ends!
August 27, 2012
The first week of nominations for the BWW:UK Awards is over - you've now got just over a fortnight to tell us your choices before voting begins!
BWW:UK Awards 2012: Nominations Now Open
August 22, 2012
This is the third year of the BWW:UK awards - and nominations are now open!
BWW Interviews: Madhav Sharma of RSC's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
July 26, 2012
Madhav Sharma talks about the fulfilment of a life's ambition, and why he hates the term 'all-Indian production'
ITV & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Search For A SUPERSTAR: Recap, Episode 11
July 24, 2012
David leaves the competition
ITV & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Search For A SUPERSTAR: Recap, Episode 10
July 23, 2012
Nathan leaves the competition.
BWW Interviews: Carley Stenson Of SHREK!
July 21, 2012
We talk to Princess Fiona about tap-dancing, her Shrek, and Legally Blonde...
ITV & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Search For A SUPERSTAR: Recap, Episode 9
July 21, 2012
Jon and Jeff leave the competition
ITV & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Search For A SUPERSTAR: Recap, Episode 8
July 19, 2012
Niall is out of the competition. Who are you voting for?
ITV & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Search For A SUPERSTAR: Recap, Episode 7
July 18, 2012
Tim leaves the competition - who are you backing?
ITV & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Search For A SUPERSTAR: Recap, Episode 6
July 17, 2012
Dirk is eliminated - who do you want to win now?
ITV & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Search For A SUPERSTAR: Recap, Episode 5
July 16, 2012
Our final 11 performed solo songs last night - and the viewing public have been voting!
ITV & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Search For A SUPERSTAR: Recap, Episode 4
July 15, 2012
We're down to our Top 10, and about to start the (as-)live shows. Who are you backing?
ITV & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Search For A SUPERSTAR: Recap, Episode 3
July 14, 2012
Catch up on Saturday night's episode!
BWW Interviews: Julie Atherton About THE IN-BETWEEN And SISTER ACT!
July 13, 2012
We find out about Sister Mary Robert's involvement with a new musical!
BWW Reviews: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Original Concept Album, Digitally Remastered Recording
July 12, 2012
With all the kerfuffle about the Superstar search and the forthcoming arena tour, the news about the digitally remastered reissue of the original Jesus Christ Superstar concept album has been a little lost.
ITV & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Search For A SUPERSTAR: Liveblog, Episode 2
July 8, 2012
After last night's first audition show (read my recap blog here), we're off to Superstar Island tonight.
ITV & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Search For A SUPERSTAR: Liveblog, Episode 1
July 7, 2012
It's the first episode of Superstar on ITV1 tonight, airing in the UK from 7.25pm. And we're liveblogging it! Join us for the first hour-long show.
'No Truth' In Open Air Theatre's CATS Rumour
July 6, 2012
The Open Air Theatre have denied that they're planning to revive Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS for summer 2013.
ITV's SUPERSTAR Begins Tomorrow (Saturday July 7) - Join Our Liveblog!
July 6, 2012
ITV's search for Andrew Lloyd Webber's new Jesus Christ Superstar begins tomorrow - and we'll be blogging each of the episodes!
BWW Interviews: Sabrina Aloueche About WE WILL ROCK YOU, THE IN-BETWEEN & WICKED!
June 27, 2012
Sabrina Aloueche talks about working underwater, her role in new musical The In-Between - and those Wicked rumours!
BWW Interviews: RAGTIME's Rosalie Craig About Open Air Theatre, Tim Minchin & MATILDA!
June 11, 2012
We talk to the actress who's receiving rave reviews for her role in Ragtime
2012 Tonys - Carrie Dunn's Live Britsnark Blog!
June 10, 2012
Carrie Dunn, BWW:UK's editor-in-chief, gives the perspective from the other side of the Atlantic
BWW Interviews: Mark Evans About His New Album And Those GHOST Closing Rumours
June 6, 2012
Mark Evans has one of the West End's plum jobs - he's been playing Sam in Ghost for the past six months. And now his album The Journey Home is about to be released.
BWW Interviews: Cassandra Compton (WICKED, LES MIS) About Her New Project SPINACH
June 5, 2012
Tom and Kate can't remember a thingnot about the last few days anyway. Everything is a total blank, except for a halloumi kebab and a double-decker bus. As piece by piece they unravel their memories, each step brings them closer to knowing their captors, closer to their terrifying fate and closer to each other. That's the premise of Spinach, a through-sung play that runs at the King's Head in Islington from June 12. And Cassandra Compton, formerly of Wicked and Les Miserables, is one-quarter of the cast.
BWW Interviews: Alexis Gerred About PLUG IN THE LEAD
May 28, 2012
Alexis Gerred, best known in the West End for his performance in Dreamboats and Petticoats, is turning producer on 17th June for the charity gig Plug In The Lead, featuring Tony Christie, Lauren Samuels, Lucie Jones, Jimmy Johnston and more.
BWW Interviews: Maria Friedman About Her Chickenshed Concert And MERRILY
May 24, 2012
It'll be a very special concert at Chickenshed this weekend when West End diva Maria Friedman takes to the stage for an evening of Sondheim.
BWW Interviews: Olivier Nominee Michael Xavier, Talking WONDERFUL TOWN
May 13, 2012
It's very rare that you see a touring production as large and as lavish as the current UK tour of Wonderful Town. 'It's great!' says Michael Xavier, who plays the male lead Bob Baker.
Dave Willetts Talks About His New Album ONCE IN A LIFETIME
May 13, 2012
For over 25 years, Dave Willetts has been one of the UK's leading theatre musical stars, praised by critics and contemporaries alike for his worldwide performances in musicals including The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Cats.
BWW Interviews: Siobhan Dillon, London's Molly In GHOST!
May 1, 2012
We talk to Siobhan about working with Matthew Warchus...and moving to LA...
BWW Interviews: SOUTH DOWNS' Jonathan Bailey
April 23, 2012
We talk to Jonathan about rain, child acting and musicals!
BWW Interviews: John Owen-Jones About PHANTOM UK Tour And His New Album!
April 22, 2012
We talk to the Phantom about the UK tour and his new album Unmasked...
Shalloo To Star In STOP SEARCH, Broadway Theatre, Catford From April 27, Featuring Nighy and Phillips
April 19, 2012
Stop Search, a hard-hitting drama, exploring the contentious and widespread use of stop and search practices disproportionately targeting young black men in the UK, will run in the Broadway Theatre, Catford, London from 27th April to 26th May.
BWW Reviews: A TALE OF TWO CITIES, Charing Cross Theatre, April 18 2012
April 19, 2012
Carrie Dunn reviews the Paul Nicholas-directed musical
BWW Interviews: LOUISE DEARMAN About The Launch Of Her Album!
April 18, 2012
We talk to the former Glinda about her new album, Here Comes The Sun, and about 'green envy'...
BWW Interviews: The Cast And Crew Of SOMEONE WHO'LL WATCH OVER ME At The Southwark Playhouse
April 17, 2012
It doesn't seem like a particularly fun evening, watching the experiences of three hostages in Lebanon. But everybody involved in this production of Frank McGuinness's Someone Who'll Watch Over Me is at pains to point out that though the topic may seem dark, there are some elements of extraordinary humour.
OLIVIERS 2012: Live Blog As It Happened - Big Wins For MATILDA!
April 15, 2012
We're live in London for this year's Olivier Awards!