Amy catches up with Halle Brown, who is set to star in Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol as Sadie and Others.

Hi Halle, how are you feeling ahead of opening night?

I’m so excited to share this story – from rehearsals at the moment it’s literally so fun and I think people are going to enjoy bringing their families to watch it. My family are coming on Boxing Dayand I cannot wait for them to see it. I am excited for people to sit down, listen to the brilliant music and see this amazing story be told in a really different way. 

This is a unique twist on a classic, can you tell us about this production and what audiences can expect?

They can expect the story to be told like they’ve heard it but also in the same breath ina  completelydifferent way. The music ties it all together brilliantly and makes it so exciting. The Tennessee twist makes it absolutely hilarious, so enjoyable, warm and funny. 

You play Sadie and Others can you tell us a bit about the roles you play?

Sadie is, I think, a sweet, confident woman who knows what she wants. She has seen the ups and downs of the town and she is strong in her decisions. When Ebeneezer comes back he is able to see that, which makes the story really beautiful.

What’s your favourite moment in the show?

All the dance moments are so fun, the choreography is brilliant and so fun. It’s always lovely to see people having fun on stage. 

How have rehearsals been going?

The rehearsals are going so well, but so quickly! Everything is starting to come together and looking absolutely brilliant. 

And finally, with so many shows on throughout the festive season in London, why should people book this one?

It’s Dolly Parton! Who doesn’t love a bit of Dolly Parton? It’s going to be so lovely, and the perfect thing to do at Christmas.


Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol runs at London’s Southbank Centre from 8th of December to the 8th of January. Tickets are from £18.50!


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