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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