Scarlett Strallen



Simon Beresford


Beyond The Sea Dir: Kevin Spacey
The Snow Queen Dir: Martin Gates


Nell Gwynn

Dir: Christopher Luscombe
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Travesties Dir: Patrick Marber
Roundabout Theatre
A Midsummer Night's Dream Dir: Darko Tresnjack
Hartford Stage
New Yorkers Dir: Rob Berman
City Center Theatre New York
She Loves Me Dir: Matthew White
Menier Chocolate Factory
A Gentleman's Guide To Love & Murder Dir: Darko Tresnjak
Walter Kerr Theatre, Broadway
Macbeth Dir: Kenneth Branagh & Rob Ashford
Park Avenue Armory, New York
Candide Dir: Matthew White
Menier Chocolate Factory
A Chorus Line Dir: Bob Avian
London Palladium
Mary Poppins Dir: Richard Eyre
Capitol Theatre, Sydney
Singin' In The Rain Dir: Jonathan Church
Palace Theatre, West End & Chichester Festival Theatre
Passion Dir: Jamie Lloyd
Donmar Warehouse
Mary Poppins Dir: Richard Eyre
The New Amsterdam Theatre
The Music Man Dir: Rachel Kavanagh
Chichester Festival Theatre
The Shawl Dir: Emma Taylor
Canal Cafe Theatre
Merry Wives Of Windsor Dir: Greg Doran
HMS Pinafore
Twelfth Night
Dir: Ian Talbot
Dir: Rachel Kavanagh
Dir: Timothy Sheader
Regents Park
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Dir: Adrian Noble
London Palladium
Peggy Sue Got Married Triumph Entertainment
The Witches Of Eastwick Dir: Eric Shaffer
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Mamma Mia Dir: Phyllida Lloyd
Annie Get Yer Gun Dir: Roger Redfarn
Prince of Wales Theatre


No Sweat Dir: Esther Charkham/Alex Kirby
BBC Television


2014 Whatsonstage award for Best Star Actress in a musical for Candide and A Chorus Line


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“And the two lead actors are outstanding. The test for any Cunegonde is inevitably the big coloratura number, Glitter and Be Gay, and it is one that Scarlett Strallen passes with banners flying: she wittily turns the high notes into a mark of Cunegonde’s rapacity as she avidly seizes on jewels, tiaras and even shards of an overhanging chandelier.” - Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“The perpetually excellent Scarlett Strallen” - Fiona Mountford (The Evening Standard)

“Scarlett Strallen is the frisky love object, and all aficionados will be waiting for her take on “Glitter and be Gay.” She does it brilliantly, virtually humping her own jewellery box, varying her tempo for skilful dramatic effect, discharging the coloratura trills with aplomb and finally raiding even the Venetian chandelier for more baubles.” - Michael Coveney (

“She exceeds all expectations as Cunegonde, tossing off a knockout version of the dizzying coloratura showstopper “Glitter and Be Gay” that would leave many classical sopranos gasping.” - David Benedict (The Arts Desk)

“Glitter is thrillingly performed by Scarlett Strallen, who also has a mean high kick in Adam Cooper’s mostly under-utilised choreography that looks at its best in the second act opening number.” - Mark Shenton (The Stage)


“Scarlett Strallen’s sensational angst here brings to mind the manic edge that Lynn Seymour brought to Kenneth MacMillan’s tormented heroines.” - Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Scarlett Strallen movingly captures the desperation of Cassie, who was once romantically involved with the director, and now longs to be taken back into the ensemble after failing to make it as a star. Her solo performance of the challenging number ‘The Music & the Mirror’ proves both a technical tour de force and deeply touching” - Charles Spencer (The Daily Telegraph)

“Scarlett Strallen’s Cassie is an intriguing blend if high kicking exhibitionism and confessional despair.” - Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Strallen who began her career on this very stage in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang before taking over the lead role in that show lives and breathes the part. She also once spent time searching for work in LA and this helps bring the fibre of lived experience - as well as her extraordinary dancer’s limbs - to Cassie” - Mark Shenton (The Stage)

“...And Cassie - A spectacularly agile Scarlett Strallen - begs Zach, the lover she left, to take her back into the chorus because solo life is too hard for her. Her cry of ‘Give me a job, and the rest of the crap will get sorted!’ speaks for all of us.” - Libby Purves (The Times)

“Scarlett Strallen’s terrifically committed and wonderfully danced Cassie, the featured dancer who never quite made stardom and whose failed affair with John Partridge’s authoritative Zach, the director almost deprives her of the job she so badly needs. No matter how many times you see it, when the curved mirrors descend for her big (and how) showstopper ‘The Music & The Mirror’, the multiplication of her fluid form in that iconic scarlet (how apt) dress will always set the pulse racing” - Edward Seckerson (The Arts Desk)


“The undisputed star is Scarlett Strallen, who is the spit of Debbie Reynolds from the film. She has a voice like mountain spring water and shapely dancing pins to match.” - Patrick Marmion (Daily Mail)

“Scarlett Strallen is a sweetly accurate and demure Debbie Reynolds clone, singing beautifully” - Michael Coveney (

“Scarlett Strallen radiates warmth as Kathy.” - Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Scarlett Strallen combines sweet innocence with a touch of poignancy as his beloved Kathy” - Charles Spencer (The Daily Telegraph)

“There’s a triple treat of triple threats in the central trio of Cooper, joined by Daniel Crossley as his sidekick Cosmo and Scarlett Strallen as the girl that Cooper’s Don falls for - each of them is glorious, three times over.” - Mark Shenton (The Stage)

“The setting is Italy during the 1860s with the gorgeous Clara—sung and acted with beautiful clarity by Strallen…” - Ray Bennett (The Hollywood Reporter)


Eyes: Blue   
Hair: Blonde   
Height: 5'7"   

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