A comprehensive and cogent insight into the world [Ruthie Henshall] knows inside out... The book intersperses cautionary tales from her illustrious career with invaluable advice on training, auditioning and how to conduct yourself in rehearsals once you've landed the job. After more than 25 years' experience on both sides of the Atlantic, Henshall very evidently knows what she is talking about. --The Stage
Ruthie Henshall has the kind of brilliant, high-voltage stage personality that can light up whole cities. --Joyce McMillan. The Scotsman
Ms. Henshall, a perennial favorite of the West End in London, seems destined to conquer Manhattan as well. She definitely has what it takes: the voice, the dancer's flair and strength, the confidence and that elusive spark of eccentricity that separates the stars from the chorus. --Ben Brantley. The New York Times
About the Author
RUTHIE HENSHALL's hugely successful theatre career includes playing both leads in Chicago, (Roxie Hart in London and Velma Kelly in New York), Nancy in Oliver! at the London Palladium, Marian Halcombe in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in White and Grizabella in Cats. She created the role of Peggy Sue Kelcher in Peggy Sue Got Married and the title role in Boublil and Schoenberg's Marguerite. She played Fantine in Les Misérables at the Palace Theatre and for the 10th anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Ruthie has been nominated for the Olivier Award for several of these roles, winning for her part as Amalia Balash in She Loves Me at the Savoy Theatre.