Off to drama school! Denise's early theatre years in London, and touring the country

Off to drama school! Denise's early theatre years in London, and touring the country

By Made in Pieces


This is Denise unedited, candid and unfiltered, speaking about her life, family, friends, career and mental health. The 'real Denise Welch', having guested on countless other podcasts, now has her own show - a podcast that's about... well... it's not really 'about' anything! Denise shares her opinions, life events and mental health journey in a no-holds-barred debut season.

Discussed this week...

Feeling low with vertigo... a horribly distressing condition. Denise continues her episodic 'audio-biography', starting with going off to drama school at the age of 18. Finding a room share to rent in Muswell Hill, and making first friends in London. Playing an early part in a Greek tragedy, and being told "You're wasted with your desire to be a kitchen sink actress"! Experiencing the wonders of Los Angeles with Denise's godfather, Ian La Frenais. Being offered two Equity cards within 5 minutes after waiting months to get one. The ups and downs of Denise's early theatre years, receiving some early positive reviews, and touring the country. Denise tells the story of auditioning for the musical Yakety Yak! (1982), and we even get an updated rendition of her audition song! Having 'tea' at an all-nighter in North Finchley, followed by visits to Stringfellows in London's West End.


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