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Shows That Shaped Me: Drew McOnie

We chat to the Olivier Award-winning director and choreographer

Drew McOnie
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Shows That Shaped Me is a new theatre podcast from WhatsOnStage in which we ask leading theatre actors and makers about their most memorable productions, the production they wished they'd seen and the person, dead or alive, that they'd most like to work with.

In this week's episode we speak with Drew McOnie, one of the most in-demand director-choreographers in British theatre.

McOnie's choreography credits include Bugsy Malone, Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar and In the Heights – for which he won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Choreography.

As both director and choreographer, his credits include The Wild Party at The Other Palace, On the Town at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and Strictly Ballroom, which opened at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2016 and transfers to the West End this month.

In October he makes his Broadway debut at the helm of Jack Thorne's new musical take on King Kong.

Subscribe to the Shows That Shaped Me podcast on iTunes.

Strictly Ballroom opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on 24 April, with previews from 29 March.