Sophie is originally from Nottingham where they are very proud to have a Mythological thief as their city’s emblem. She has been "daaan saaaff", clinging onto her accent, since she left home to train at Performers College. She graduated the college as Winner of the Music Award and with the 3rd Year Award.
Sophie has gone on to a career across the world in Musical Theatre. Some of her roles to date include 'Glinda' in Wicked (West End); 'Janet' Rocky Horror Show (Italian Tour and Oxford Playhouse). Sophie was also lucky enough to be asked to play 'Columbia' in the 42nd Anniversary Gala performance of Rocky Horror Live in cinemas and Sky Arts alongside Richard O'Brien, Stephen Fry, Mel Giedroyc, Ade Edmonson, Anthony Head and Emma Bunton.
Sophie has most recently played ‘Mary Pickford’ in The Biograph Girl at the Finborough Theatre and the 'Mermaid' in Big Fish the Musical at The Other Palace starring Kelsey Grammar.
Sophie's next project sees her in Magic Mike LIVE (Hippodrome, London).
After taking Las Vegas by storm, Channing Tatum is bringing a brand-new production of MAGIC MIKE LIVE to the stage in London.
Other Theatre Credits Include:
Ensemble and understudy 'Lisa' in Mamma Mia (Prince of Wales) ; 'Stone Rockmanbrock' Silence! The Musical (Barons Court Theatre) ; singer/dancer in Apollo Victoria 80th Anniversary Gala (Apollo Victoria) ; lead vocalist on P&O Cruises (Stadium Theatre Company); singer/dancer in Broadway’s Spirit of Christmas (US tour); Dance Captain on Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella (Towngate Theatre) and Dance Captain on Cinderella for QDOS.
Television Credits Include:
Royal Variety Performance (ITV) X Factor (ITV) ; The Slammer (CBBC); Top of the Pops (BBC) and Halifax (commercial).
Film Credits Include:
Rocky Horror Live , Mamma Mia! The Movie (pre-production workshop).
Other Credits Include:
Recordings ; Don’t Stop Believin’ (UK tour).
Sophie also writes daft songs on her Ukulele for fun and often gets asked to perform them for people that like daft songs on Ukuleles. There is an album pending which stretches more into the musical theatre realm, which she will finish. Promise.
As well as working in the industry for over 14 years Sophie is an accredited Life Coach and certified in Counselling skills and looks after Performers Minds in many Performing Arts colleges running mental health workshops.
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MAGIC MIKE LIVE: Hippodrome, London
The cast has been announced for the first London production of Magic Mike Live, which opens in London in late November 2018.
Conceived and co-directed by Channing Tatum (who starred in the two films the show's based on), the piece will star Samantha Baines, Jake Brewer, Harry Carter, Pip Hersee, Sophie Linder-Lee, Jack Manley, David Morgan, Ross Sands, Dean Stewart, Manny Tsakanika, Aaron Witter, Daniel Ralph, Antonio Donadio, Sebastián Melo Taveira, Maxwell Trengove and Brian Siregar.
The production, which runs at London's Hippodrome Casino will also release 10,000 additional tickets for performances across its run, including 20 new performances in January. The show will run at 90 minute and guests must be over 18 – photo ID is required for entry.
Billed as a 360-degree dance and acrobatic spectacular, the show is co-directed by Tatum, and Alison Faulk (with Teresa Espinosa as associate director), with choreography by Faulk, Espinosa and Luke Broadlick. The show is designed by Rachel O'Toole with scenic design by Rob Bissinger and Anita LaScala, costume design by Marina Toyvina, lighting by Philip Gladwell and video design by Luke Halls.
Jack Rayner is musical supervisor with sound design by Mick Kourtides, aerial choreography and apparatus design by Dreya Weber. Production management is by Simon Gooding and Matt Jones and casting is by Jason Styres CSA.
Big Fish: The Musical
Sophie recently played the 'Mermaid' in in the UK premiere of Big Fish the Musical at The Other Palace alongside Kelsey Grammer.
What is it to really know your own father? Meet Edward Bloom, played by Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe award-winner Kelsey Grammer. An ordinary man, and an extraordinary father. He has always told his son tall tales filled with beauty, love and imagination but when his son confronts him about what is truth and what is fiction, they go on a life-affirming journey that will change them forever...
Adapted from the much-loved book and Tim Burton movie, this brand new musical is directed by Nigel Harman and is set to a beautiful score by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party), with a new book by John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
Bursting with heart and humanity, Big Fish the Musical will leave you holding on to your family and friends just that little bit tighter.
What Would Julie Do? LIVE
The Pheasantry Chelsea
Sophie was the Headline act for ‘What Would Julie Do?’ at the Pheasantry for an evening of musical theatre therapy.
"Linder-Lee is quite a find. Her powerfully flexible and wonderfully accurate voice, as well as her attractive stage presence virtually monopolised the stage."
The night was created by Blogger, Rosie Williamson. She shares ideas about how to solve problems (like Maria), find the fun (until even the dullest job is a game), and tell you about a few of her favourite things.
The Biograph Girl
Sophie appears as Mary Pickford "The Biograph Girl" in the musical of the same title at the Finborough Theatre.
Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre as part of their acclaimed ‘Celebrating British Music Theatre’ series, the first professional UK production since its 1980 premiere, The Biograph Girl by Warner Brown and David Heneker.
Weaving together the heartbreaks and triumphs of the flawed genius director D. W. Griffith and the first movie stars Lilian Gish and Mary Pickford, The Biograph Girl is a love letter to the stardust and scandals of the silent movie era.
"Terrific Sophie Linder-Lee...invests her with a soaring soprano, killer tap moves, a delightful sense of fun but also strongly suggests a woman not to be messed with."
"Sophie Linder-Lee’s Mary Pickford has vim"
THE OBSERVER ★★★★
"It is very easy to fall in love with the burst of energy that Sophie Linder-Lee brings"
UPPER CIRCLE ★★★★
If we could hear Mary sing… she would have Linder-Lee’s ass-kicking exuberance!
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