Meet the Cast – Abbi Douetil

Abbi Douetil 5

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
Abbi Douetil – and I’m playing Percival.

Where in the world are you from?
North London – Tufnell Park to be precise.

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
I played Viola in Twelfth Night aged 13 for a big Shakespeare school festival – that first adrenaline rush and I was hooked!

What was your first experience of Lord of the Flies?
I knew of the novel but hadn’t ever read it – so my first experience of it was reading it frantically before auditioning for this show.

What’s the event in the play that you’re most excited about discovering?
The Beast! Is it real? Is it in the characters head? Is it themselves? Questions, questions.

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
Roger – what a brilliantly cruel character.

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
Constellations – Nick Payne

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
All these new theatre companies which put on fantastic, relevant pieces of theatre.

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Imelda Staunton, she is also rocking the 5ft mark and has had a cracking career.

What’s your favourite school yard game?
40/40 home

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