What was your favourite moment in rehearsals?
For me, harnessing the power and strength of a guy like Theseus has been an intimidating yet skill-expanding ride. To feel that power in your body is an experience that few women get to enjoy. So, the feeling of both intimidation and confidence that comes with playing a man has been a heady mix, and one I've enjoyed so far.
A moment when you were like "Yes, I am making fucking art right now!"
I get this often when I'm at my best creatively. It could be anything - baking knock-out new biscuits, designing websites, mixing the perfect paint colour, experiencing a lightbulb moment on the crest of a high, realising a life lesson learnt, reviving an unloved object and giving it pride of place in my home. I get a kick out of those moments when, after a period of experimentation and play, things turn a corner and just...fall into place. Like it was there waiting the whole time. I get incredible satisfaction from those moments.
Favourite New Wave/Synthpop/Post-Punk/80s song?
Too many of them..."Broken Wings" by Mr Mister, The Neverending Story Theme Song, "Magic Dance" by David Bowie to name a few.
Experience of ritual or ritual transformation?
My husband and I were married about a year and a half ago, and during the time of our engagement I experienced a profound emotional change, which I can only describe as an intense deepening of commitment and appreciation of my new responsibility. I'm not sure how many people actually notice the change that goes through them when a relationship turns from "I could leave any time" to "This is mine and I will defend it with my life". I felt like a child in wonder. I urge everyone to take a moment to reflect on what they're experiencing in times like these. They're the moments that make us.
Have you ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn't have?
Define "falling in love". Define "shouldn't"! Either way, the answer is probably yes. I have a loving heart. It likes to explore.
But these days my heart is well and truly captured, and there's no "shouldn't" about it! Being in love is one of the best feelings I know. Thankfully I've been able to experience it in my lifetime without too much of the bitterness which is ultimately the demise of our heroine Phaedra.
Most challenging line in the play?
"I wish they had not come into my mouth". Watch me make it work! :P