We had coffee and cake with Charlie Stemp


Following a hugely successful run in Half a Sixpence, Charlie Stemp will return to the West End and lead an all-star cast in the spectacular pantomime Dick Whittington at the London Palladium before he heads over to New York to make his Broadway Debut in Hello Dolly.

We caught up with Charlie during rehearsals for Dick Whittington, which opens on 9 December.

What do you order when you go into a café?

A can of Coke

Cake or cookie?


Favourite musical?


Childhood idol?

Norman Wisdom

Pre-show ritual?

Making someone laugh

Bucket list role?

Burt in Mary Poppins 

Singing, dancing or acting?

All three, but it would be dancing.

Favourite showtune?

“King of New York” from Newsies 

Favourite chill time activity?


Baking or cooking?

Cooking every time

Dick Whittington will run at the London Palladium from 9 December until 14 January