What shows or projects have you done with ETT?
Anne Boleyn and Equus
Finish the sentence: Touring is important because…
You can expand your audience and therefore your experience to a much wider scale, sometimes the whole country. The difference in how a show is received can be markedly difference from one place to the next, from one region to the next.
Where is home for you?
London. West London.
Where is your home away from home?
On a golf course somewhere!
How did you bring home with you on tour?
Pictures of my partner and my son help. And some homemade food from week to week helps too if you have enough time to get home and cook it before the next leg of the journey.
Which city was your favourite to visit on tour with ETT?
What gem did you discover on tour with ETT (could be a landmark/park/cafe/pub etc)?
The Blackpool Tower Ballroom. A truly incredible place that you HAVE to visit.
What are your touring essentials?
Double bed, WiFi and a bathroom!
What’s your go-to recipe whilst on tour?
Some kind of stir fry (boringly)
Which artist(s) do you most admire and why?
Scott Walker. He went his own way, had no truck with fame and money and produced some of the most beautiful (and most difficult) music that resonated with me.
What music inspires you?
The list is endless Mark E Smith, Love, The Clash, obviously Scott Walker, Bowie, Captain Beefheart, Elliott Smith. (This list will change tomorrow!)
What image or video inspires you?
The Adoration of the Magi by Jan Bruegel the elder
What, for you, makes a good piece of art?
The unanswerable question! Something that is NEVER done for the money!
What have been your career highlights so far?
Filming in Cuba for a month was pretty cool…
If you were cast away on a desert island, which 5 plays would you take with you and why?
‘Richard lll‘ (the greatest play/baddie ever), ‘Jerusalem’ (I LOVED this when I saw it twice at The Court and was lucky enough to be in the first revival of it in 2018 at The Watermill), ‘The Last days of Judas Iscariot’ (brilliant play by one of my favourite modern writers), ‘Mnemonic’ (Theatre de Complicite, one of the most wonderful nights in a theatre) and ‘A View From The Bridge’ (just a total classic)
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?
Why wouldn’t you want to share your art with as many different people in as many different places a possible? Only by sharing can we learn and explore, evaluate and re-evealuate. And anyway the opposite is too dull and limiting to contemplate.
Window or aisle seat?
Favourite way to travel?
If you could have any superpower, which would you choose?
To turn anything I touch into Lindt chocolate