Meet the Cast – Leo Garrick

Leo Garrick

1)    What is your full name, and who do you play?
Leo Garrick and I am playing Nestor I’m Troilus and Cressida Commander B in Coriolanus. 

 2)    What was your fist experience of theatre?
I joined a local youth theatre group in my hometown of Norfolk when I was 11 and was cast in The Refugees as a young Jewish boy. 

 3)    Who is your biggest theatrical hero?
Probably has to be David Tennant. To be honest I used to love him just because he was Doctor Who, but after seeing plenty of his work after, he remains my favourite and most inspirational role model. 

 4)    What are you most looking forward to in the process and performance of Troilus & Cressida and Coriolanus?
I’m really excited to bring these two lesser known Shakespeare plays to life, with our own style and high energy, and showing how much Shakespeare is still relevant to our modern day!

 5)    What was the best piece of theatre you have seen this year?
Ironically, it was Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse, with Tom Hiddleston as Coriolanus! 

 6)    What Shakespearian role would you most like to play next?
I may still be a little young to play him yet, but I’ve always aspired to play Hamlet at some point in my life! Although I would also love to have a crack at Edmund in King Lear!

 7)    Who would you say is the biggest influence in your life?
Without a shadow of a doubt it’s my parents. They’ve always been 100% behind me with the choices I have made, and I want to keep making them proud of me. 

 8)    If you had to be a cake, what cake would you be and why?
Does a gingerbread man count? If it does, I’m going with BECAUSE IM GINGER. 

 9)    If you wanted one thing for an audience to get out of Our World at War rep what would it be and why?  
To enjoy the stories. Shakespeare was a master storyteller, and unfortunately a lot of people in our generations seem to have a stigma after a bad experience at school with it. I would want people to not think of it as Shakespeare, and just enjoy the story!

 10)  We are playing with the idea of both plays are games, what’s your favourite board game and why?
I don’t play board games very often to be honest! I do enjoy Cluedo though. I love the satisfaction of deducing a puzzle through asking questions of your fellow players. Very satisfying to win, when you know everyone else who was playing helped you haha!



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