Meet the Cast – David Clayton

David Clayton

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
David Cameron Clayton, The Archbishop of Canterbury

Where in the world are you from?
Born in Germany, grew up all over the world.

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
I was Joseph in my primary school Nativity and I threw up on Jesus

What was your first experience of Marlowe?
The August run of Edward II in the Tristan Bates.

What’s the event in the play that you’re most excited about discovering?
 (Spoilers) The death of Edward II, in the huge Greenwich space it is going to be epic.

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
Implying anyone is better than Canterbury! I think Gaveston is great, he’s such a lovable rogue.

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
Journey’s End

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
Philip Ridley

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Natalie Dormer

What’s your favourite game show?
This Japanese one where four contestants have to get up really slippy stairs

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Meet the Cast – Timothy Blore

Tim Blore

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
Timothy Blore, Edward II

Where in the world are you from?
Billericay, Essex.

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
First theatrical experience was playing Benjamin in Joseph! In a production at my school, KEGS in Chelmsford.

What was your first experience of Marlowe?
First experience of Marlowe was studying Dr Faustus in sixth form

What’s the event in the play that you’re most excited about discovering?
Most excited about exploring Edward relinquishing the crown

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
Gaveston (obvs) everyone loves a maverick.

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
Favourite play is Bent by Martin Sherman

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
One of my tutors from DSL: Chris Pickles. Learnt a shed load from him.

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
James Norton

What’s your favourite game show?
 The Chase (Love a bit of Bradley Walsh).

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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 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 Peter Pan with my Grandmother.

What was your first experience of Marlowe?
Dr Faustus when I was at school, went over my head if I’m being honest, love reading it now.

What’s the event in the play that you’re most excited about discovering?
I’m really excited to see what the dynamic throughout the play between Mortimer (myself) and Edward will be like this time round.

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
Edward, I can relate to him in plenty of ways.

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

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
I saw ‘Blasted’ by Sarah Kane at the Lyric Hammersmith when I was 16 and that completely transformed my concept of what theatre could be.

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
I have so many, but the last performance I saw that stunned me was Steve Carrell in ‘The Big Short’. He’s up there.

What’s your favourite game show?
The Chase, lol.

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Meet the Cast – Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
Stephen Smith, playing Elder Mortimer

Where in the world are you from?
Watford

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
I played beggar no. 3 when my secondary school put on ‘Les Miserables’

What was your first experience of Marlowe?
This!

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

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

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
‘Mojo’

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
Tim Minchin

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Gary Oldman

What’s your favourite game show?
Hell’s Kitchen

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Meet the cast – Alicia Charles

Alicia Charles

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
Alicia Charles playing Queen Isabella (aka Queen badass).

Where in the world are you from?
I’m from Leicestershire. Heritage part Welsh, Irish, British, Jamaican.

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
First Theatrical experience was playing a Chorus girl in Guys and Dolls at Secondary school (I still have part of the costume- one single white stocking).

What was your first experience of Marlowe?
(Edward II!) Marlowe gives it to you straight. No Mr nice guy.

What’s the event in the play that you’re most excited about discovering?
I’m excited to discover the moment I realise I have power. I can change things.

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
Younger Mortimer. He just gets on with it.

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
The people I meet everyday. Human behaviour fascinates me; we’re incredible beings.

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Gena Rowlands

What’s your favourite game show?
It’s a toss up between Who wants to be a millionaire and Take me out.

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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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