My blog has quite a lot of posts about Samuel West (Julius Caesar, On Chesil Beach and Darkest Hour) and Charles Edwards (My Fair Lady Australian tour and Henry IX).

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Charles Edwards - Richard II and Waste

Richard II is in this year's Globe on Screen season (Shakespeare's Globe press release, p. 3). It will be shown in the UK from 24 June (Arts Alliance) and Australia in July (Village Cinemas).

Olive Williams (Amy O’Connell in Waste) mentioned Charles in a Q&A on the National Theatre's tumblr (via the @nationaltheatre).

"Do you have any pre-performance rituals?
I like to run my scenes with Charlie playing Trebell. We choose a different accent for every performance which sounds like a silly actor’s game but has really revealed some new nuances in the text and myriad different ways to play the scene...
Who’s your backstage hero?
... Charles Edwards who is invincible. Whatever crazy performance I throw at him he catches the ball and lobs it back."

Waste closes 19 March.

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