How would you describe the play in one sentence?
A quirky take on the reality of the variety of people and their relationships that you would see in a bar! It's bonkers, but sooooo good!
What's the biggest discovery you have made as an actor during the rehearsal process?
As my degree is in Musical Theatre, I'm used to telling a story through song. For this process, I have learned to adapt my story telling skills through mostly speaking, keeping the audience and myself engaged in a non musical way.
It sounds like the Man and Woman in the play have quite a frenetic relationship dynamic in the play. What is your relationship like in real life and how have you cultivated this dynamic?
My own relationship with my fiance is solid and so I felt that I couldn't draw much from that to this frenetic relationship of Man and Woman, only that of complete love for one another. When Chris and I first met, we clicked straight away and we were both on the same page along with Andrew Beban, the director, in terms of the general dynamic of the characters and their relationship. We spent a lot of rehearsals creating a back story for these characters both individually and as a pair in conjunction with some of the lines that the characters say. It was when we got on our feet and began to explore the different motivations of lines that the relationship really developed. Every rehearsal we attended, we discovered more and more layers to the story, to the characters, their relationship and therefore to the whole play. We will constantly be finding things out through the actual performances and so I cannot wait to see what Man and Woman will be like on the final show.
Why do you think this play will appeal to audiences?
It's so different to anything they would have seen in a while, and we want the audience to go away and for them still to be figuring out what the play is about days after. It's funny, exciting, fast paced and a true representation of the types of characters you see in a bar.