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HANNAH DUNN (CLOPIN TROUILLEFOU)

Updated: Jul 1, 2018

Introducing Hannah Dunn as Clopin Trouillefou, 'The Leader of the Gypsies!'


* Some answers have been edited for length or clarity.



Hannah Dunn. PHOTO: C the World Photography

HANNAH DUNN: CLOPIN TROUILLEFOU (AGE: 18)


Favourite Musical: The Phantom of the Opera

Favourite Musical Character: Phantom, The Phantom of the Opera

Musical I Think is Underrated: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Favourite Song From a Musical: "Drink With Me," Les Miserables

Musical Dream Role: Christine Daae, The Phantom of the Opera

Favourite Musical Role I've Played: Fantine, Les Miserables



Q1: HOW MANY PRODUCTIONS HAVE YOU BEEN IN?

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HANNAH: I've been in thirteen productions. This will be my sixth with Penny & Pound!


Q2: WHAT'S BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE ROLE YOU'VE PLAYED THUS FAR? WHY?

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HANNAH: My favorite role has been Fantine in "Les Miserables," because her character was so deep and thoughtful which made becoming her an amazing experience. And, her songs were beautiful! 


Q3: WHO IS CLOPIN TROUILLEFOU?

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HANNAH: Clopin Is the leader of the Gypsies and Master of the Feast of Fools. 


Q4: WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF PLAYING CLOPIN TROUILLEFOU?

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HANNAH: Fleshing out a character without much to go on in the script, and giving Clopin her own personality. 


Q5: WHAT'S THE STRANGEST THING A ROLE HAS REQUIRED YOU TO DO?

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HANNAH: Paint my entire arms, neck and face pale grey for my role as Lady Joan the Graveless in P&P's 'The Canterville Ghost.' I also had to wear a full white contact that made me blind in one eye and drench my hair with gel. 



(L-R) Alexander Reed (Musical Director), Hannah Dunn.

Q6: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SONG IN 'THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME?'

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HANNAH: "Made of Stone!" It is so relatable and touching, and has a powerful medley.


Q7: HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR A PERFORMANCE?

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HANNAH: Drink lots of lemon tea, do ALL the vocal warm ups, and I start getting into character long before I reach backstage. 


Q8: WHAT DOES YOUR PRE-SHOW PLAYLIST LOOK LIKE?

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HANNAH: It's full of classic musicals that make me cry, as well as a few 80's songs!


Q9: WHAT'S YOUR MUSICAL THEATRE DREAM ROLE?

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HANNAH: I would love to play Christine Daae in "The Phantom of the Opera!"



Hannah Dunn

Q10: WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ASPIRING ACTORS?

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HANNAH: Audition for everything! Even if you aren't cast, an audition is an experience on it's own. Besides, you never know if you'll get the job or not!


Q11: WHAT IS ONE OF THE MORALS IN 'THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME?'

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HANNAH: "Don't judge a book by it's cover!"




Hannah Dunn

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