My London: Lucie Shorthouse – Actress

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Currently making her mark on London’s West End, actress Lucie Shorthouse is receiving rave reviews from critics and the public for her role as Pritti in the hit new musical EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE – “Lucie Shorthouse is a standout success…” The Times. This has earned Lucie a well deserved WhatsOnStage award for ‘Best Supporting Actress In A Musical’ and a nomination at the upcoming Mousetrap theatre awards for ‘Best Female Performer’.

Lucie’s television work includes, popular BBC hit crime thriller LINE OF DUTY, BBC’s DOCTORS and THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE for ITV.

 

Fave neighbourhood:

Brixton – it offers so much culture, spirit and history. The art work, music being pumped out into the streets, the vendors it’s all so vibrant!

 

Favourite brunch place:

Batch and co has a real chilled vibe in Streatham Hill. It’s got a real industrial aesthetic and it’s very intimate. Their avocado smash is dreamy! Millennial cliche – I know!

 

Best coffee in London:

Wilton Way coffee. I’m a self confessed coffee addict but I’m really not a snob when it comes to it. Also partial to a filter coffee from Pret when I’m on the go!

 

Favourite museum:

The V&A, it’s so rich with history – it’s a real catalogue of peoples’ imaginations. I’m always inspired after a visit.

 

Tell us a secret:

I have a fear of buttons!

 

Favourite place to shop:

Online! But I do like to support local arts and craft fairs and independent businesses.

 

Favourite place to find inspiration:

The Rookery Gardens at Streatham common – it’s so calm and it’s a great place for reflection and people watching!

 

Favourite date destination:

Any park in summer! I’m easy to please! There’s something so special about British summertime and people’s attitudes on a hot summers day I think it’s the perfect setting to sit, chat and get to know someone better.

 

Favourite park:

Kensington gardens. It just feels very beautiful and slow paced there. It’s refreshing to access a part of London that seems almost still for a moment.

 

Favourite place for inspiration:

Any bookshop. There is a great row of independent book shops near Leicester Square and I love sifting through the titles.

 

Favourite food market:

Vegan Hackney downs market.

 

What Inspires you:

In London, it is moments of humanity in a very busy city that can sometimes starve people of actual interaction. Buskers, street vendors and activists who inspirit conversation are important. They give London it’s character.

Fashion wise, it’s people who take risks and wear their personality and mood with boldness. I love mixing vintage and high street.

 

Sanctuary in the city:

Again the rookery at Streatham common! So peaceful.

 

This season I’m loving:

A clash of aesthetic – different eras brought together. A 70s roll neck jumper and with 90s track pants for instance. It allows you to rework and style old pieces.

 

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is playing at the Apollo Theatre and is currently taking bookings until October 2018.

 

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