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West Finish star Lee Mead described his return to the London Palladium as a “dream come true” and stated not performing in lockdown had been mentally robust.
Mead, who has carried out in exhibits together with Depraved and Joseph And The Wonderful Technicolour Dreamcoat stated he confronted some robust months and nothing beat the thrill of being again on stage.
“It feels wonderful I can not consider I am on the London Palladium, it has been a year-and-a-half since I have been on stage,” he Mead stated.
“The longest time in twenty years might be two or three months that I have never sung for an viewers. To return again right here with my present is a dream come true.
”It has been actually, actually robust as anybody will let you know the final year-and-a-half mentally, my job, I like what I do.
“I feel additionally for audiences simply being within the theatre and lacking that reference to a stay viewers. It is great we have accomplished streaming exhibits and managed to adapt however you may’t beat that stay buzz of being in a theatre,” he added.
Mead is performing at the Palladium on Thursday evening as a part of his fortieth birthday celebrations, singing well-liked songs from the West Finish and Broadway.
He’s additionally making ready for a significant 35-date tour beginning in September after managing to re-schedule the whole occasion when the Covid disaster first hit.
“I pulled my tour actually early on and we managed to rebook for the top of this yr however there have been lots of of exhibits and acts throughout the nation in theatres that could not get the a slots and at the moment are wanting in 2022 – I really feel very fortunate that the total tour has been rebooked for this September and October,” Mead stated.
The pandemic has had a catastrophic financial impact on the theatre industry and lots of remained closed regardless of the easing of Covid-19 restrictions because it wasn’t financially viable to open with diminished capacities.
Mead stated that due to the rollout of the vaccine “we’re at a much better place than we had been this time final yr”.
“Going in direction of the top of this yr, begin of subsequent yr it is wanting very constructive and hopefully issues will likely be again on their ft inside the subsequent few months,” Mead stated.