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Mike Noble

What shows or projects have you done with ETT?

Reasons To Stay Alive, Cougar.

Finish the sentence: Touring is important because…

the world doesn’t stop at the edge of the M25. If it hadn’t been for brilliant touring and regional productions when I was young I wouldn’t be an actor at all. Plus there are amazing people and places all over this country and what an absolute perk of the job to get to discover them all.

Where is home for you?

Liverpool

Where is your home away from home?

I’ve been stationed in London for thirteen years.

Which city was your favourite to visit on tour with ETT?

Newcastle.

What gem did you discover on tour with ETT?

Folk sessions at the Cumberland Arms in Newcastle.

What are your touring essentials?

A decent cast.

Touring is important because the world doesn't stop at the edge of the M25. If it hadn't been for brilliant touring and regional productions when I was young I wouldn't be an actor at all. Plus there are amazing people and places all over this country and what an absolute perk of the job to get to discover them all.

Listen to your heart not your agent.

What’s your go-to recipe whilst on tour?

Barley Soup, Berocca.

Which artist(s) do you most admire and why?

Roberto Firmino.

What music inspires you?

All the good stuff. Smart lyrics.

What image or video inspires you? 

Roberto Firmino highlight reel.

What piece of writing or quote inspires you?

These Things I Know by Kate Tempest. Especially: “Let it be magic. These are not engines we are making.”

What, for you, makes a good piece of art?

Something which is accessible, inspiring and empowering.

What have been your career highlights so far?

I’ve a fierce loyalty to the Stabilo Boss Original.

If you were cast away on a desert island, which 5 plays would you take with you and why?

Crave by Sarah Kane, Bluebird by Simon Stephens, Road by Jim Cartwright, A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller and Look Back in Anger by John Osbourne.

Please can you tell us what you would say to emerging artists to encourage them to take their work on the road or join an ETT tour?

Listen to your heart not your agent.

Window or aisle seat?

Window.

Favourite way to travel?

Bicycle.

If you could have any superpower, which would you choose?

Super vaccinator.

Our industry is currently experiencing an incredibly challenging time. Do you have any recommendations for others of how to stay hopeful and creative during this time? 

Get in touch with me if you want to read a play over Zoom.

Get in touch with me if you want to read a play over Zoom.

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Instagram: @roberto_firmino