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Meet the Cast – Samuel J Weir

Sam

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
Samuel J Weir,  Adjutant/Inkeeper

Where in the UK are you from?
Bath

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
Performing in an adaptation of “The Handless Maiden”, as part of a youth theatre. I played the Devil. I peaked early.

What was your first experience of Brecht?
Briefly studying his style at college.

What was your first experience of The Caucasian Chalk Circle?
The audition process/reading the play after being cast!

What was your first thought when you heard about a production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle?
Sounds very interesting, and not something I’d done before. I always enjoy a challenge.

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
Accidents Happen.

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
An old acting teaching of mine, Andy Burden.

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Javier Bardem or Jon Bernthal, they both blow me away.

What’s your favourite party game?
Beer Pong!

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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 – Robert Metson

Rob

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
Robert Metson, The Singer/Simon

Where in the UK are you from?
Little Dunmow, Essex

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

What was your first experience of Brecht?
A-Level Drama Studies studying the ‘Alienation Effect’

What was your first experience of The Caucasian Chalk Circle?
Reading the play for the first round of auditions.

What was your first thought when you heard about a production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle?
I was intrigued. I’d never seen a Brecht piece performed professionally but knew how he like to construct his work and his ideals when doing so; I wanted the opportunity to explore that.

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
Glengarry Glen Ross

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
Stephen Sondheim, David Mamet and Harold Pinter.

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Antony Hopkins

What’s your favourite party game?
Shut the box

shut the box

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