Here’s an interview with some of the cast of Pygmalion! This week we asked them about their initial impressions of their characters, their starting point for playing them, and what they’re looking forward to about the production and/or the rehearsal…
The Brighton Fringe brochure is out, the play is cast and it’s the first week of rehearsals! We began with a read through of the whole play so that the actors could get a feel for the characters and their relationships, as well as the pace of the story. Eleanor, the director, has made a few cuts…
First production blog mapping the progress of my show for Brighton Fringe!
A, E, I, O, U…how many vowel sounds can you pronounce? Henry Higgins claims to be able to hear 130 distinct vowel sounds, but we’re not sure we can! Why not try the vowels on this chart to start you off in your career in phonetics?
After the success of our production blog for Doctor Faustus, my company has started another for our current production of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion (directed by me!) We’ll be performing at the Brighton Festival Fringe in June! Please go and follow it for rehearsal blogs, beautiful inspiration images, backstage bits and pieces and special offers!
Because horrifyingly bored…go play tumblr friends!
Pick 5 TV shows you like without reading the questions:
Game of Thrones
1. Who is your favourite character in 2?
Difficult to choose but have to say Crowley! Can’t resist an sharp-suited businessdemon with a sexy voice. Also for reasons of a Good Omens related nature.
2. Who is your least favourite character in 1?
Chris Argent…I mean, I sort of love to hate him? He’s very sinister! But wouldn’t get rid of him.
3. What’s your favourite episode of 3?
Very difficult to choose. They’re all incredible - so much detail and gaaaah. But I’ll say ‘Blackwater’ in Season 2 as that one just grabbed me by the throat and punched me repeatedly in the feelings.
4. What is your favorite season of 5?
Season 1! It’s where all the strangeness started and I just love Agent Cooper in the first season <3
5. What’s your favorite relationship in 3?
There are lots of characters so going for a few of my favourites - Jaime and Cersei, Renly and Loras, Robb and Talisa and/or Robb and Theon. Also Theon and Ramsay oh god I’m going to hell
6. How long have you watched 1?
I only started it last week!
7. How did you become interested in 3?
I watched it on the off-chance, got completely hooked, then read all the books. Now biting my nails and counting down to Monday to see what horrible tortures are inflicted on my babies this season.
8. Who is your favorite actor in 4?
Leighton Meester as Blair. Favourite character and flawless performance.
9. Which show do you prefer 1, 2, or 5?
Definitely 2 - Supernatural. Breaks my heart, makes me giggle, tickles my demonological fancy.
10. Which show have you seen more episodes of 1 or 3?
Game of Thrones - I’ve only just started Teen Wolf so I’m still catching up.
11. If you could be anyone from 1, who would you
be? Lydia - super smart, sassy and her hair’s so bouncy I swear she sold her soul for it.
12. How would you kill off your favorite character in 5?
I’d put razorblades in his cherry pie and watch the look of ultimate betrayal as he died. (It’s Cooper of course).
13. Would a 3/4 crossover work?
Game of Thrones/Gossip Girl? Oh hell yeah! Oh my god my mind’s going wild with possibilities. The warring houses of Westeros brought low by the mysterious Gossip Girl who spreads poisonous rumours by raven! The rise of House Waldorf and Queen B on the Iron Throne! Gossip Girl is later revealed to be Jon Snow.
14. Give a random quote from 4.
'A hot lifeguard is like a kleenex! Use once and throw away!' - Blair (OF COURSE)
15. Pair two characters in 1 that would make an unlikely, but strangely okay couple.
Hmmm…crackship time. As I haven’t finished s. 1 yet any of these could turn out to be canon (and probably will, because TW is kind of ridiculous) but Lydia/Allison (super hot amIright), Chris Argent/Sheriff Stilinski (wolfhunting law enforcement sex duo), Stiles/Common Sense OH WAIT JUST KIDDING STILES AND COMMON SENSE WILL NEVER MEET.
16. Overall, which show has the better cast, 3 or 5?
Game of Thrones. I constantly marvel at how perfectbeautifulawesome the cast are and what an amazing job they do of bringing such interesting characters to life.
17. Which has the better theme music, 2 or 4?
Well Supernatural doesn’t really HAVE theme music, so Gossip Girl I guess? Although…
'Where has she been?'
'And who am I? That's one secret I'll never tell. You know you love me - xoxo, Gossip Girl'