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Tell Us In 10: Nikki Bentley

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood First Published 29 October 2019, Last Updated 6 November 2019

In our profile series, Tell Us In 10, we ask cast members and creatives of top London shows to tell us all about themselves in just 10 questions.

This week, we’ve got Nikki Bentley, who currently plays everyone’s favourite Wicked Witch, Elphaba in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria.

1. My route into theatre was…

I started weekly dance classes and a weekend Stagecoach class when I was about 5 then went onto a full time performing arts college at the age of 18 for 3 years.

2. My West End idol is…

I’ve always LOVED Idina Menzel.

Nikki Bentley interview: Idina Menzel performing at the 2013 Olivier Awards. Photo by Rex Features.Idina Menzel performing at the 2013 Olivier Awards. Photo by Rex Features.

3. My colleagues would describe me as…

Fun! (I hope!)

4. My favourite show present or past (that isn’t one I star in) is…

I love Lord of the Rings! One of the best things I’ve ever seen on a stage!

5. The career moment I’m most proud of is…

This one right now!!

Nikki Bentley interview: Kim Ismay as Mme Morrible, Simeon Truby as Dr Dillamond and Nikki Bentley as Elphaba. Photo by Matt CrockettKim Ismay as Mme Morrible, Simeon Truby as Dr Dillamond and Nikki Bentley as Elphaba. Photo by Matt Crockett

6. The hardest part about my role is…

Constantly finding green in my ears I’ve missed! Haha!

7. If I didn’t work in theatre I would be…

A dog handler.

8. Something people don’t know about me is…

I make the best homemade popcorn!

Nikki Bentley interview: Helen Woolf as Glinda and Nikki Bentley as Elphaba. Photo by Matt Crockett.Helen Woolf as Glinda and Nikki Bentley as Elphaba. Photo by Matt Crockett.

9. The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is…

Breathe….and remember we’re not saving lives!

10. The one thing I wish I could tell my younger self is…

You’re going to be okay!

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