West End Stars & their pets: Sonia Friedman with Teddy and Buddy

West End Stars & their pets: Sonia Friedman with Teddy and Buddy

Updated On: Oct 11, 2017
By LOVEtheatre Staff
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    Proud owner of the gorgeous Teddy and Buddy, Sonia Friedman is the West End's most prolific producer. Founder of Sonia Friedman Productions, behind such critically-acclaimed shows as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Dreamgirls, The Ferryman, The Birthday Party, Ink, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Hamlet, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Nice Fish, Sunny Afternoon, King Charles III, The Book of Mormon and Funny Girl.

    LOVEtheatre: Name three personality traits you and your dogs both share.
    Sonia Friedman: Affection, endless energy and a love of treats.

    LOVEtheatre: How and why did you become a dynamic duo (dog)?
    Sonia Friedman: It’s a trio actually. Teddy and I became the dynamic duo originally. She’s been with me for 11 years - as my company has  grown -  and always been by my side through meetings, techs, and sometimes even dress rehearsals! Pinter has always been her favourite writer and she likes King Charles III too! Buddy joined the gang almost 3 years ago. And she makes me laugh every day with her bubbly, bouncy personality. Buddy loves Dreamgirls.

    LOVEtheatre: What makes Teddy and Buddy woman’s best friend?
    Sonia Friedman: The unconditional love they offer me and a kiss and wag of the tail when they can see it has been a difficult day.

    LOVEtheatre: Who's the under-dog in the relationship?
    Sonia Friedman: I wouldn’t like to admit it but I think it’s me. I can’t resist their puppy dog eyes when I get home from the theatre and end up playing with them well after my bedtime!

    LOVEtheatre: What’s been the best moment you’ve shared together?
    Sonia Friedman: One of the best was the Opening Gala of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as I had Teddy and Buddy walk the red carpet with me, each wearing a little witches hat… Actually, Teddy wore hers, but Buddy chewed hers! It was a very special moment to share with them both. And I have the paparazzi shots to prove it.

    LOVEtheatre: Showtime - What party tricks do you have up your sleeve?
    Sonia Friedman: Both Teddy and Buddy know how to work a room…especially on Opening Night!

    LOVEtheatre: Catnapper or Curious Creature?
    Sonia Friedman: Teddy is definitely a catnapper but Buddy is the most curious creature around.

    Interviews presented by LOVEtheatre in celebration of our partnership with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. During the month of September, we will be giving our £2 booking fee from participating event tickets to help Battersea find fur-ever homes for the dogs and cats in its care. Including Dreamgirls, the Olivier Award-winning musical produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

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