Great little article on theatre's unsung heroes - the understudies!

Including an actually quite stirring little video of none other than Hugh Jackman talking about their importance and the role they play (pun very much intended) in keeping theatres going through Omicron…

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They really are heroic. From my working in a theatre days, I remember hearing tales of performances where the understudy was also sick, and someone from the London production being put on a train up to Manchester to do a lead role with about 3 hours notice…