1) What’s your name and where do you come from?
My name is Sherwood Alexander and I am from Tarleton.
2) Who do you play?
I am playing Macheath.
3) What were your first impressions of the project?
Pure excitement to be able to play such an infamous role in a dangerously gorgeous world.
4) What has been the highlight of the project so far?
Playing all the roles, both major and minor, to move the set/create new worlds.
5) What’s the most challenging part of the process?
The singing! Being someone who doesn’t come from a musical background, it was a great challenge!
6) What are you most looking forward to in the remainder of the project?
Getting it in front of an audience and performing this beast!
7) Who is your biggest inspiration?
Alan Rickman/Gary Oldman – their abilities to transform themselves into something fresh and different in each performance is, and will, always be inspiring.
8) What is your favourite musical of all time?
The Book Of Mormon.
9) If you could play any role in a musical, (other than the one you are playing in The Beggar’s Opera) what would it be and why?
Patrick Bateman from American Psycho. Its such a deliciously dark role that demands complete transformation – something I love to do!
10) The Beggar’s Opera is all about chancers and opportunity, a ‘Live-for-today’ kind of attitude, if you could give one piece of advice to your younger self or to anyone else what would it be?
Hindsight is a wonderful thing.