This summer I have been lucky enough to be part of the prestigious Cambridge Shakespeare Festival; now in its 29th year!
For the first half of the festival, I was cast in 'Coriolanus', directed by David Salter. We managed to put up a show within 2 weeks! I had many small roles in this but still have had a glorious time, with a talented director and cast. It is always tough being cast in these seemingly smaller roles - you always think that you may be cast aside (excuse the pun) and not given much focus. Totally the opposite. Salter was as thorough with the minor roles as with the major so that the company felt like a real ensemble; which is difficult in such a large piece like Coriolanus. I was so proud to be part of it - I also got to sing during the interval. A short snippet of it live can be found in the
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The second half of the festival I got my 'bigger' role. I played Dromio of Ephesus in 'Comedy of Errors' directed by Sean McGrath. We were rehearsing during the day whilst still performing Coriolanus in the evening. Comedy I find is hard to rehearse - especially something so farcical - without having an audience. I was fortunate again to be part of a wonderfully talented cast! Which meant stressful rehearsals, lost voices, tired actors still meant that we bonded extremely well making a delightful comedy family as well as everyone has excelling on stage - and I'm not the only one who thinks so -