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I’m working!

I’m working!

I’ve meant to update this page but I’ve been in rehearsal (so nice to type that). I’m part of the Skills Ensemble for English National Opera’s production of Cosi Fan Tutte which is a co-production with Improbable Theatre. I’ve been a fan of Phelim McDermott since I saw his production of Shockheaded Peter in 2002. It’s a dream to work with him.

My first opera! I’m loving it. The Principals are amazing. I don’t think I ever fully realised how talented these performers are – to sing in tune, remember your lines AND do all the acting and blocking – serious skills.

Talking of which – what is a skills ensemble you may ask? Well look at the picture above…

The opera is set in 1950’s Coney Island and the skills ensemble are kind of the freak show element. As you can see from the picture! We have real circus and cabaret performers, a giant, two little people. a strong man, a contortionist, an acrobat…and various others. I’m one of two professional actors who have been brought in to add our performance skills to the mix. It’s amazing. We’re rehearsing in Three Mills Studios in East London and we open on 16th May.

Dan Ayling, our AD has been writing a blog for Improbable that you can read here

And you can see an interview with Phelim here

I’m having the time of my life. Devising and developing physical performance is how I started way back at Leicester Poly. And now I’m learning from a master and working with an amazing group of people. AND I get to make my West End Debut.

Life is good!

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