When did you join Churchdown players?
This is my first production with them! So since first rehearsals in January.
Have you been in any other drama groups?
I did my first production with Phoenix Players at the Kings theatre last year with the comedy farce of ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’. Having not done any performing since university about 10 years previous! So I feel like I’m pretty much a newbie.
Can you remember the first production you were in and who you played?
I did a school play when I was very young of Floppy the dog from a Christmas play of The Magic Key (which I only recall as I saw a photo of me all in costume, tail and all!).
What has been your favourite character that you have played?
I really enjoyed playing Smike in a production of ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ as it was a new but memorable experience of having to play someone both physically and emotionally battered but determined. Though playing King Herod in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ was a treat, plus I had a whacky costume!
Who do you play in the hound of the Baskervilles?
Jack Stapleton, Kathy’s brother.
Can you tell me a little about the character you play?
Mysterious butterfly collector, where everything involving him is not as it seems. Quite a different version of the character in this play, compared to the book and tv productions aired where he’s more a key component to the unravelling of the plot and encountered in his element on the moors.
Which would you rather be, a hero or a villain?
Honestly, I love a good anti-hero where everything is not as black and white and the lines can be mixed. But I think a villain is more fun to play around with in working out their motivations and their reasoning for doing the bad stuff they do.