1) What’s your name and where do you come from?
Josie Mills from Chester.
2) Who do you play?
Lockitt. Though usually a man, this time she’s a woman. Just as devious as the blokes!
3) What were your first impressions of the project?
Couldn’t wait to work with Lazarus. The audition was such a great insight and the grotesque clown dance made me 100% sure I wanted in.
4) What has been the highlight of the project so far?
Getting to spend every day creating something with such an amazingly talented and diverse group of individuals, cast and crew. And laughing. A lot!
5) What’s the most challenging part of the process?
Breaking down what’s behind Gay’s writing. The story is actually really complex with characters that seem on the surface quite shallow, but when you delve in you find they are people like you and me. Going through the same challenges and issues that we have today.
6) What are you most looking forward to in the remainder of the project?
The audience reaction!
7) Who is your biggest inspiration?
Madonna. That girl got balls.
8) What is your favourite musical of all time?
The Rocky Horror Show. It will always stand the test of time. Plus it’s full of nutters.
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?
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?
Believe in yourself as much as your friends believe in you.