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Answer Me Yes: A Q&A with Sian Frost  
More from the Starlight Express Bochum cast as in our third interview, we speak with the show's Sian Frost (Buffy).
Ashley, Buffy, Dinah and Pearl, Starlight Express, Bochum

Full Name: Sian Frost

Role in the Show: Buffy

How long have you been in the show in Bochum?
This is my 3rd year.

Have you appeared in Starlight Express anywhere else in the world? If so, where?
No, I hadn’t appeared in Starlight Express before.

What do you think of the show?
I love it!

How does playing in Bochum differ to playing the show elsewhere in the world?
I don’t know as I’ve only appeared in Starlight Express in Bochum!

What is it like playing in the specially-built Starlighthalle?
It’s the biggest theatre I’ve been working for. It’s incredible!

What are the Bochum audiences like?
They have a lot of fun with the show. We have a big organised Fan-Club here, they support us a lot.

What is it like performing the show in German?
It was difficult in the beginning, but after I took a German school for 3 months, it was easier.

How far does the skating element of the show make Starlight Express different from performing in other musical theatre productions?
The show is extremely different. Singing and dancing on skates is definitely a challenge.

Did you know how to skate before you appeared in Starlight Express?
No, I didn’t.

Did you take part in skate school? How was it – do you have any interesting stories?
Yes, I took part in skate school. It was difficult but a lot of fun as well. It’s good to see how everybody gets better.

What are you like on your roller skates now?
Well, I feel a lot more comfortable on them now…

Have you experienced any skating-related injuries?
I had some injuries on both knees!

How do you get about offstage during the show – do you keep your skates on?
No, I don’t keep them on.

Have you any disasters onstage – skating-related or otherwise?
Yes – I fell into the audience once!

What is your favourite song of the show?
My favourite Song is “Nur mit ihm”. But I also like the duet “Im Licht der Sterne”.

What is your favourite part of the show?
The races. For me they are the most spectacular scenes in the show.

What do you like most and least about performing this role?
I like Buffy’ s busy character. It’s a lot of fun to play – however I would really like to sing more during the show.

Are there any other roles in the show that you would like to play?
I would like to play Pearl.

Was appearing in the show a personal ambition for you?
Appearing in a big musical was a personal ambition – so yes, it was.

What inspired you to pursue a career in musical theatre?
I love musicals like West Side Story and this inspired me to pursue a career in musical theatre.

Who has been the biggest influence on your career?
My parents and Laura Bell Bundy have been the biggest influence.

What would your dream role be?
Elphaba in Wicked and Elle in Legally Blonde.

Do you miss anything about home when you are performing in Bochum?
I miss my family and friends and also the performing atmosphere in London.

Are the cast in Bochum very close?
Yes, we are close. Most of us are also friends outside the show

How would you spend your perfect day off?
Sleeping, do some shopping, go to the gym and after that just relax.

Posted on: 26th February 2010

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