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INTERVIEW: Through the Mill’s ‘Young Judy’, Lucy Penrose

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After graduating from Mountview Academy in 2015, Lucy Penrose made her professional debut in the world premiere of Ray Rackham’s Through the Mill at the London Theatre Workshop. For her role as Young Judy, one of three Judy Garlands at different stages in the diva’s life, Penrose was nominated for My Theatre Mates’ #AlsoRecognised Award for London Newcomer of the Year.

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INTERVIEW: Championing Judy Garland’s capacity for survival

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Through the Mill, a new play about Judy Garland at three different points in her life, is currently in its premiere season at London Theatre Workshop. The theatre’s dramaturg Carolyn Scott-Jeffs interviews author (and artistic director) Ray Rackham about the writing process and how it compares with his acclaimed 2014 musical Apartment 40C…