My first real stage acting role – for the rather excellent Off the Rock Productions – was in fact, three roles in one evening.
The Damask Room was an evening of macabre short plays, each written by a different author, and directed by a variety of top York talent.
I had three roles:
In Anna Rose James’s ‘La Peregrina’, I played Pygot. Submerged up to my neck in a wooden box.
In ‘π’ by Anna Rose James and Matthew Wignall, I played a demented, diseased Jack Spratt, desperately trying to mollify his obese, wheelchair-stricken wife while trying not to be savaged by their feral child.
In ‘How to Make a Killing’ I played Judge, prevailing over a court of imbeciles as they prepared for the greatest send-off a dignitary has ever had.