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Shows That Shaped Me: Lesley Nicol

In this week's episode, we chat to Downton Abbey star Lesley Nicol

Lesley Nicol
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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 chat to three-time SAG Award winner Lesley Nicol, who has no shortage of incredible parts to her name, including the starring role of Beryl Patmore in Downton Abbey.

She also appeared in the West End production of Mamma Mia! from 2000 to 2002, and the original stage production of East is East in 1996.

She now comes to the Donmar Warehouse, where she appears in the new revival of Peter Gill's The York Realist. The show, set in 1960s Yorkshire, will transfer to Sheffield Crucible from 27 March.

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The York Realist runs at the Donmar Warehouse until 24 March. It then transfers to Sheffield Crucible, where it will run from 27 March to 17 April.