When did you join Churchdown players?
In March of 2023; this will be my first performance with the group.
Have you been in any other drama groups?
Yes, when I lived in Rotherham. First the Wombwell Thespians, then the Phoenix Players. I'm also a keen improv comic: formerly with Trouble Salad (Sheffield) and now Comic Sans Script (Cheltenham).
Can you remember the first production you were in and who you played?
Excluding school nativity plays, the first I remember was a production of Cinderella at Formby High School in 1998. I was 11 years old and I played Buttons. My Mum made my costume, which included a red and blue tailcoat. I had to sing "She Loves You" by the Beatles, but the lyrics were changed to "She Loves Me". It was terrifying.
What has been your favourite character that you have played?
Last year I was in Blackadder II with the Playhouse Company, in Cheltenham. I was Lord Flashheart and I very much enjoyed shouting "WOOF!" and thrusting a lot.
Who do you play in the hound of the Baskervilles?
Sir Henry Baskerville.
Can you tell me a little about the character you play?
Sir Henry returned from the Americas on hearing of his uncle Charles' death, inheriting a vast fortune and falling for his enchanting new neighbour, Kathy. But as well as becoming the new lord of the manor, he also became the target of mysterious, murderous forces beyond his comprehension.
Which would you rather be, a hero or a villain?
I've never played a villain, so I would like to have a go at that. But I do very much like people applauding and cheering me, so perhaps playing a hero is more my thing...