I have been privileged to play some amazing roles in my acting career to date, but I have to say that playing Martha in That Face has to be the most fascinating, and challenging one yet! What an incredibly complex and wonderful character she is, changing on a moment by moment basis, pushing things to the limit, drawing people in and shoving them away. She is sometimes to be pitied, sometimes admired; she makes me angry, sad, confused, frustrated, and yet like a moth to the fl
As a director I'm often plagued by the misconception that my job is spent ordering people around on stage, providing them with their 'motivation' and giving them places to stand. I'm certain that in some instances this does happen and that maybe at times this is highly appropriate for a director but on the whole if I was describe what I do and what is at the heart of my job it is this: to create an environment where the actors feel enabled to create truth and beauty. Now, I d
Hello Henry... Hello First Blog! For the past three months i have been discovering and enriching my knowledge of the character of Henry. From the first time i read Stenham's play i couldn't help but feel utterly sorry for this character. At first i think when you learn lines from a play or have that first initial read through and especially in this case, you really get a grounding of where these characters sit with each other just by the context of the writing, but for the pa
What a banger of a play! We are almost there, under a month until our first performance! The atmosphere in rehearsals is semi relaxed! Which is nice because being in year 11 means my GCSE’s are coming up which of course is really stressful. Of course, drama for me is enjoyable but when a show is round the corner and you are juggling learning lines, historical dates, parts of the body and algebraic sequences it can get a bit much! However, I do like to keep busy! The play itse
So here we are, the year that see's the emergence of 'That Face' our latest production in all it's glory. First to Bristol, then to compete at the AETF, Swindon Arts Centre then the mighty Edinburgh Fringe. Amazingly, in just eight rehearsals we have managed to find our way through two thirds of the play, it's a rollercoaster and really lends itself to an intense process and as well as getting through the dialogue the cast have immersed itself in a great journey of discovery.