Meet the Cast – Lanre Danmola

Lanre Danmola

What’s your name, where you come from and who do you play?
Lanre Danmola from Mitcham in and I play Theseus/Oberon

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
In primary school I was cast as the changeling baby in Midsummer Night Dream, although i really wanted to play King Oberon. I guess I got there in the end 😉

What was your first experience of A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
Same as above, although I recently saw the play in the Hammersmith lyric and that was entertaining.

What’s the main part of the production or process that you’re most excited about discovering?
The puppetry with fairies in the forrest, it will definitely bring a real magical element to the production. We already had a taster workshop and can’t wait for us to develop these more.

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
Bottom. He is just so over the top. Everyone has a friend like Bottom.

What is your favourite play?
Br’er Cotton. Written by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm. It resonated quite a lot talking about the current black lives movement but was also highly funny and entertaining.

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
Arinze Kene. His play ‘Misty’ at The Bush Theatre made me rethink how theatre can be performed on stage to create an experience and bought a lot of truth to growing up in London.

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Bryan Cranston

What’s your favourite colour?
Blue

What’s the craziest dream you’ve ever had?
Having to save the world against apocalypse, few to many sci-fi’s that night.

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