What's been your favourite moment so far in rehearsals?
My favourite moment in rehearsals so far has been developing an incredible bond with my fellow Chorus members. They are one killer group of talented beings. I have especially loved developing our fluid kinesthetic response. We are like one organism. Limbs, if you will.
How is this production different?
Phaedra is unique. It's a doomed New Wave roller-coaster-tragedy-bloodbath. Sink your teeth in.
Tell us about a time you made art.
Our director, Michael, asked the chorus to lay on the floor in the dark - fully clothed, stay with me here - and make a freeform soundscape. It became primordial and animalistic. Our noises were wonderful art.
Favourite synth-pop song?
Have you ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn't have?
Yes. Iggy Pop.
If you could be one 80s/New Wave/synthpop/post-punk artist, who would you pick and why?
I would choose Bowie, because, well, I mean.. have you SEEN the awesome silver ensemble he reprises in the promo for Ashes To Ashes? Also, "my mother said / to get things done / you'd better not mess with Major Tom" is one of my favourite loops of all time. ALSO he had an affair with Iggy Pop. Can I be Bowie now please?
Number of productions of Hamlet you've seen?
I've seen one production of Hamlet. It was Ewen Leslie's first night in the role at Belvoir last year. He performed as if it was the last thing he'd ever do, and I doubt I'll ever be as inspired by a performance again. I was weeping by the curtain call, as were all of the other audience members I could see. Grown men bawled. It was phenomenal.