Adam Bayou took some time out to speak to The Pickwyck about his role in Les Mis in the West End, his unconventional journey to theater and the transformative moment in his career.
Tell us about your first theater and/or music experience or earliest memory of it. What or who inspired you to perform?
What was your first car and your first job (doesn't have to be creative!)
What is your favorite movie, book, TV show?
Tell us about your educational experiences and musical training at London School of Musical Theater. Was there a particular instructor and/or experience that inspired you? You had a slightly unorthodox path into musical theatre!
What advice would you impart to future performers?
What initially attracts you to a role, as an artist?
Was there an experience working in the theater thus far that stands out to you as a transformative moment in your career?
Congratulations on your new role in Les Misérables! Apart from being the Factory Foreman, you also understudy Jean Valjean. What was the rehearsal process like? What has it been like performing in this production thus far?
In your opinion, why do you think the musical Les Mis has endured for so many years?
What is your favorite sequence from the show (to perform and in general!)
What is your favorite London spot (food, hangout, etc)?
What does theater mean to you?
What is your guilty pleasure?
If you could switch places with anyone, who would it be and why?