How do you warm up before a show?
I do something physical and something vocal to stretch and warm up body and voice. And it’s good to touch base with everyone involved before you meet them onstage.
Do you have any funny stories or anecdotes from behind the scenes of The Habit of Art?
We’re all on stage most of the time so not much of a backstage life. We had a lights failure in Oxford this week and we onstage weren’t sure if they knew off stage. Frantic moment of wondering whether to stop the show or what. Luckily the system kicked in just in time. Bit of an Adrenalin roller coaster for a few minutes there
How do you make yourself feel at home in a theatre for the week?
I always travel with a camping mat and pillow for pre or between show snoozes.
What is your favourite theatre to work in or are you most excited to visit?
Every theatre is different and special for different reasons, and as you get older each one is attached with different memories of past shows and the fellow actors you shared that time with. I saw my first professional play, as a 14 year old, at Liverpool Playhouse, and have played there a couple of times, plus I was a member of the Liverpool Youth Theatre, and worked in the city when I was 18, so It holds a special place in my heart. But revisiting all the venues brings back memories and great fondness.