Five Minutes with…Harriet Thorpe

The actress will be co-hosting the Mousetrap Theatre Projects 21st Anniversary Gala this Sunday alongside Christopher Biggins. She spoke to Love London Love Culture about the importance of the charity… 

Mousetrap theatre projects gala

Hello Harriet – how excited are you for the upcoming gala? I’m super excited about the gala and absolutely thrilled to have been asked to host this evening which celebrates all the glorious work that Mousetrap Theatre Projects have done in the last 21 years.

How important do you think the Mousetrap Theatre projects has become in recent years? They’re unbelievably important, they are innovative and insurmountable in the good that they bring, there’s nothing else like them.

Give the fact that there are more calls for theatre to become more inclusive how do you think the mousetrap theatre projects have helped open up further debate about giving those with less opportunities to become involved with theatre? I think Mousetrap Theatre Projects absolutely has helped inclusivity and create more opportunities for the youth of today to be involved in theatre. Which amongst other things is why the MTP are so special.

Do you think that there could be any other ways that theatre could provide opportunities for disadvantaged young people? there’s always room to extend accessibility for disadvantaged young people in our culture, in fact it’s vital for our future. Throughout history, theatre has always done that and must continue to do so in our world.

What are you most excited about for the 21st anniversary gala?  I can’t wait to host it with the wonderful Christopher Biggins and bring more brilliant West End stars to the stage in a wonderful celebration of this extraordinary charity.

The Mousetrap Theatre Projects 21st Anniversary Gala will take place at the Prince of Wales Theatre on Sunday 18th March. For more information visit:


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