Monthly Archives: August 2017

Meet the Cast – Stephen Emery

Stepehen Emery

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
Stephen Emery, Lancaster.

Where in the world are you from?
Hertfordshire, England.

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
Miss Saigon when I was 4!

What was your first experience of Marlowe?
Performing in Tamburlaine the Great with Lazarus in 2015.

What’s the event in the play that you’re most excited about discovering?
The Death of Edward.

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
Mortimer.

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
No Exit.

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
Stephen Sondheim.

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Rory Kineer.

What’s your favourite game show?
Krypton Factor.

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Meet the Cast – Bradley Frith

Bradley Frith

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
My name is Bradley Frith and I am playing Gaveston

Where in the world are you from?
I live in a small village called Harrietsham, just outside Maidstone

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
Watching Doctor Dolittle. I can’t remember much about it other than the two headed llama and the doctor floating through the auditorium in a hot air balloon. It was amazing!

What was your first experience of Marlowe?
Doctor Faustus was my first Marlowe. I remember getting caught in class by the teacher reading it instead of doing revision. He rudely wouldn’t let me finish it. Is it any good?

What’s the event in the play that you’re most excited about discovering?
Getting murdered is always fun.

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
I love the Earl of Lancaster, he’s got such juicy dialogue! Great character!

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
Amadeus by Peter Shaffer. It’s a masterpiece.

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
Mark Rylance was one of the reasons I wanted to become an actor. Always teaches me how to play and find the truth.

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Tom Hollander and Nick Holder always seem like they could do anything. I love watching those guys play

What’s your favourite game show?
100% Decimate with Shane Richie! It’s gold!

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The cast talk about Edward II

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Meet the Cast – Lakesha Cammock

Lakesha Cammock

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
Lakesha Cammock – Queen Isabella

Where in the world are you from?
West London

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
Pantomime

What was your first experience of Marlowe?
This play!

What’s the event in the play that you’re most excited about discovering?
Excited to unveil more about Mortimer and Isabella’s relationship

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
I do love Lancaster

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
The importance of being Earnest

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
Many actors, many people and many things!

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Good Ol’ Leonardo DiCaprio

What’s your favourite game show?
Takeshi’s Castle. Hilarious.

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Meet the Cast – Alex Zur

Alex Zur

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
Hi, I’m Alex Zur and I’m playing The Earl of Kent (Edmund).

Where in the world are you from?
I was born in Leeds, but grew up in North London.

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
Think it was a production of Charlie and the Chocolate factory when I was about 6. I was on for about 10 minutes, then spent the rest of the play backstage eating the chocolate I was supposed to use as a prop.

What was your first experience of Marlowe?
I briefly studied Doctor Faustus while on a course with the National Youth Theatre in 2016.

What’s the event in the play that you’re most excited about discovering?
The big battle between Edward and the Lords.

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
I’d say Gaveston.

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
Tis Pity She’s A Whore by John Ford

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
Acting wise, Kate Fleetwood. The pure commitment, focus and dedication she gives to every moment she’s on stage never fails to astonish me.

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Probably Ian McKellen. The Trevor Nunn production of King Lear with him in the lead was, I think, the performance that made me want to fully pursue acting, and especially classical theatre, as a career.

What’s your favourite game show?
Gotta be Deal or No Deal.

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Meet the Cast – Jamie O’Neill

Jamie O'Neill

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
Jamie Anthony O’Neill – Young Mortimer.

Where in the world are you from?
Wimbledon

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
Seeing the pantomime with my grandmother, and the first time I ever acted was in Oliver at a local drama club.

What was your first experience of Marlowe?
I studied Doctor Faustus for a term back at secondary school, however most of it went over my head, sadly I didn’t fully appreciate the language and themes back then but I still remember the images the play conjured up when I first read it.

What’s the event in the play that you’re most excited about discovering?
Wouldn’t want to give it away!

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
Edward II, I admire how he fights for what he loves.

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
Sweet Bird Of Youth.

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
I saw Kevin Spacey play Clarence Darrow front row at The Old Vic, it was in the round and he captivated the entire audience for two hours completely on his own, hugely inspiring. He also shook my hand mid performance…

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Stellan Skarsgård – his performance in River is mind blowing.

What’s your favourite game show?
Took longer than 60 seconds to even get close to one I like so guess I have to leave it blank, sorry!

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Meet the Cast – John Slade

John-Mark SLade

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
John Slade – Warwick.

Where in the world are you from?
Essex!

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
I directed and acted in my own version of ‘The Life of Henry VIII’ when I was in Year 5 at primary school. We even had Jane Seymour give birth. God knows what the teacher must have thought!

What was your first experience of Marlowe?
Seeing Edward II performed at the National Theatre several years ago.

What’s the event in the play that you’re most excited about discovering?
The battle. I can’t wait to see what Ricky has in store for this part of the play. I have a feeling it’s going to be epic and not what you might expect!

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
It has to be Gaveston. He’s a proper rock’n’roll hipster.

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
Titus Andronicus by Shakespeare. I love the gore!

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
Cheek by Jowl. What a fantastic theatre company.

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Cate Blanchett, every time. I saw her play ‘Blanche’ in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and I’m still talking about it 6 years later.

What’s your favourite game show?
It’s not on the TV anymore but I used to love ‘Supermarket Sweep’. When you’re next at the checkout and you hear the beep, think of the fun you could be having on ‘Supermarket Sweep’.

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