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Stacey Dooley gets candid ahead of theatre debut: 'Element of snobbery'

Stacey Dooley opened up about the dynamics of the theatre world

By Web Desk
May 20, 2024
Stacey Dooley opens up about working in theatre
Stacey Dooley opens up about working in theatre 

Stacey Dooley recently admitted that there has been an "element of snobbery" in the theatre world ahead of her West End debut in A Ghost Story.

The 37-year-old Luton-born presenter is said to take on the role of Jenny, which was previously portrayed by singers Cheryl and Lily Allen respectively.

Dooley was reportedly asked if she was nervous about theatre critics being harsh in their reviews.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast on Monday, May 20, the 2018 Strictly Come Dancing winner responded: "I think there has always been an element of snobbery surrounding that world."

"And that's why it's felt like certain sections of society, they can't tap into ... you know I mean, (a) certain demographic," she added.

"But I feel like this play, I like it for that reason, actually. It doesn't feel too highbrow or (like) people (are) sat there with their arms folded, saying, 'right, you know, impress me'. It's an experience and it's a ghost story ... it's quite thought provoking."

"So I'm not too fussed about the critics and again, it's so subjective."

In addition, Dooley said that she spent some quality time with other actors, including James Buckley, who served as the colourful dinner guest Ben.