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In Conversation with Mark Evans
How did you end up playing Sam in Ghost the Musical?
I went to see the show when it first opened at the Piccadilly Theatre and loved it. I really wanted the role of Sam, so I bought a guitar and learnt how to play it. I had two auditions on the Friday, then one more on the Monday, where I had to sing with some potential Mollyís, including Siobhan Dillon (who is currently starring as Molly in the show). I waited two or three weeks and got the call.
How did you pick the songs on the album?
Oh my god, it is so tough to pick the songs. I know everyone says that, but it really is! There was a real demand for a Welsh sung through album.
Whatís your favourite song on the album?
Itís so hard as theyíre all so special, but itíd have to be To Where You Are which I sung at my grandmothers funeral.
And a couple of random questions, How do you boost your friends on Twitter?
Be nice to people, be interesting. I often tweet funny things, including some photos. I posted one of my socks recently!
Favourite Place in the World?
New York Ė Iím hoping to get there near the end of the year. I also love somewhere hot!
What do you do with your time off?
I actually run a Summer School in North Wales (see notes below). Iíve been doing them every year for a while now. Itís great to give something back. This summer is the last one. I was very lucky to come and study in London, but itís very expensive, so itís a great chance for the kids to work with performers at the top of the game.
Who is the favourite person you have worked with?
I think at the moment itís Louise Dearman. Iíve been lucky to work with so many great performers.
Who would you like to sing with?
Finally, Where can people see you?
Obviously on stage in Ghost, but Iím singing three songs at West End Live on Sunday 24 June. Hopefully there will be some television appearances around the launch of the album.
Mark Evans hosts West End in Wales in St Asaph. The site also contains more information and advice for up and coming actors hoping to make it into the theatre business. Click here for more information
Mark Evans album THE JOURNEY HOME is out now on Sain Records
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