Wednesday, 10 January 2018

2017 was a good year!

Theatre poster
2017 was a big year for me, I played Richard III in Northern Broadsides’ 25th year anniversary production, at Hull Truck Theatre during their year of being City of Culture, and was the first disabled actor to take on the role in the UK. It was a glorious experience, being directed by the legendary Barry Rutter, and working with all those talented actors to make a seminal exciting prooduction, which was recieved well critically and had great audiences. Channel 4 News did a feature article on it, ditto The Guardian and other broadsheets, BBC Radio, and I’m thrilled to say that as a direct result, I got a few more theatre auditions in the UK.
Part of Barry’s style is to use percussion for the battle sequences, so I found myself drumming on stage again, flourishing away on a tiiiight snare in deep Shakespearian battle. The drumming theme was to accompany me all year…