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Meet the cast – Lakesha Cammock

Lakesha

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.

Lakesha Cammock
Tractor Woman, Young lady, Merchant Woman, Aniko, Old Peasant Woman

Where in the UK are you from?
Hayes and Harlington, Greater London

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

What was your first experience of Brecht?
A Level Theatre Studies

What was your first experience of The Caucasian Chalk Circle?
Researching the play during the audition process.

What was your first thought when you heard about a production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle?
Interested- I wasn’t too familiar with this work

Tell us the title of your favourite play?
The Importance Of Being Earnest

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
Currently Viola Davis

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Currently Leonardo DiCaprio

What’s your favourite party game?
Charades

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Meet the Cast – Elizabeth Appleby

Liz

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
Elizabeth Appleby – The Nanny (and Cook) / Peasant Woman

 

Where in the UK are you from?
The South East

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
I remember singing ‘little donkey’ on a rocking horse at nursery school

What was your first experience of Brecht?
I played Mother Courage at drama school

What was your first experience of The Caucasian Chalk Circle?
My pal was in it and commented ‘it’s f#####g long’

What was your first thought when you heard about a production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle?
‘its f-##’ – no, I was really excited because I’ve been doing a lot of Shakespeare and wanted a change

Tell us the title of your favourite play?
The Events (David Greig)

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
Many, many but Mary Anne Duff

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Again many, many but atm Meryl Streep

What’s your favourite party game?
Cards Against Humanity

cards against humanity

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Meet the Cast – David Thackeray

David

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
David Thackeray – Jessup/Shauva

Where in the UK are you from?
Rayleigh, Essex
What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
Midsummer Nights Dream playing Bottom.
What was your first experience of Brecht?
Back to lovely senior school days. Didn’t have a clue what was going on.
What was your first experience of The Caucasian Chalk Circle?
This project.
What was your first thought when you heard about a production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle?
Epic classic

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
The Duchess of Malfi.
Who is your theatrical inspiration?
I can’t decide…. ahhhhh
If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Robin Williams, Robert De Nrio

 

What’s your favourite party game?
Ooooo erm… some sort of board game with questions.

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Meet the Cast – Carly Thoms

Carly

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
Carly Thoms- The Governors wife and Ludovica

Where in the UK are you from?
Essex

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
On stage- Curtain up Theatre school shows, I was 11
Auditorium- Starlight Express
What was your first experience of Brecht?
Studying Brecht at The Brit School

What was your first experience of The Caucasian Chalk Circle?
This is my first experience of the play!
What was your first thought when you heard about a production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle?
That sounds like a challenge!
Tell us the title of your favourite play.
Hedda Gabler

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
Imelda Staunton

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Emma Thompson

What’s your favourite party game?
Pin the tail on the donkey

Pin the tail on the donkey

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Meet the Cast – Tom Woodward

Tom

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
Tom Woodward – The Fat Prince, Lavrenti, and many many others.

Where in the UK are you from?
Newtown, Mid-Wales

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
My first memory on stage is playing a boy who lost his teddy in a ‘Safeway’ supermarket…original.

What was your first experience of Brecht?
I was lucky enough to be Lazarus’s first production of Chalk Circle last year, this was the first time I had ever come into contact with Mr Brecht.

What was your first experience of The Caucasian Chalk Circle?
See above!

What was your first thought when you heard about a production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle?
Interesting title.

Tell us the title of your favourite play?
I honestly can’t pick one, but I saw Mary Stuart at the Almeida earlier this year, I’d be happy to throw that in the mix.

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
It changes week to week. I saw Tom Rhys Harries play ‘Cosmo’ is The Pitchfork Disney last month and he blew me away. I’m always inspired by people’s work.

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
I don’t have one but I’m on a big Ruth Wilson buzz at the mo. Love her in Luther, The Affair, and I saw her in Hedda at the National, I think she’s one of the best out there.

What’s your favourite party game?
I was introduced to ‘In the manner of’ over the Christmas holiday and  could not stop laughing, but I think the alcohol prior heightened the fun!

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Meet the Cast – Owen Pullar

Owen

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
Miles Owen Pullar – Azdak

Where in the UK are you from?
Matlock, Derbyshire

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
Buxton Panto!

What was your first experience of Brecht?
A Level Drama.

What was your first experience of The Caucasian Chalk Circle?
I saw a University of Sheffield production. I remember it was long!

What was your first thought when you heard about a production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle?
I thought the play was boring… But having read it 10 years later I was wrong. I really like Frank M translation too!

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
Jerusulam 

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
To work at the RSC.

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Mark Rylance or Adam Godley or Samuel Barnett

What’s your favourite party game?
Cards Against Humanity

cards against humanity

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Meet the Cast -Elizabeth Hollingshead

elizabeth-hollingshead

1)    What’s your name and where do you come from?
My name is Elizabeth Hollingshead and I grew up in Wiltshire.

2)    Who do you play?
Lucy Lockit

3)    What were your first impressions of the project?
First impressions – creative, fun, current, political.

4)    What has been the highlight of the project so far?
Highlight so far- the singing. Bobbys score is fabulous.

5)    What’s the most challenging part of the process?
Challenge- attempting to be a triple threat! Singing dancing and acting at once is not easy!

6)    What are you most looking forward to in the remainder of the project?
Looking forward to tech to see Sorcha’s design for the play and it’s visual impact.

7)    Who is your biggest inspiration?
Inspired by strong classical women- Harriet Walter, Juliet Stevenson, Glenda Jackson, Michelle Terry.

8)    What is your favourite musical of all time?
It’s a close call between West side story and Into The Woods! 

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?
Probably the Witch in Into The Woods because she is wonderful and she has some beautiful solos.

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?
My advice to my younger self would be to stop caring so much about your appearance and what others think! People worth keeping close will see past any facade. And also never to drink vodka neat.

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