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Meet the Cast – David Clayton

David Clayton

What’s your name, where you come from and who do you play?
David Clayton, born in Germany and I am playing Bottom!

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
When I was in primary school I was one of the Shepard’s in the school nativity and I vomited all over Jesus’ crib.

What was your first experience of A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
My first ever experience was reading it and studying it in English Lit class way back in Secondary school. Have seen some fantastic productions of it since!

What’s the main part of the production or process that you’re most excited about discovering?
I’m really looking forward to the Mechanicals’ play within the play. I don’t know what Ricky has planned but I know it will be explosive, hilarious and a lot of fun for both us and the audience.

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
Peter Quince, I absolutely love the banter Bottom has with him. Very much looking forward to being on stage with Mr. Slade again!

What is your favourite play?
This changes all the time but it is usually something by Philip Ridley. A tie between The Fastest Clock in the Universe and Mercry Fur, fantastic stories, world and characters.

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
I’ll go for Philip Ridley again! I love his work, I think his plays are challenging and entertaining. I’ve also heard that he’s just a really lovely guy as well!

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
A very difficult question as it’s impossible to compare so many different people and performances. If I had to pick I think I’d say Gemma Whealan, I saw her do an amazing one woman show in Edinburgh and was absolutely blown away by her skill – to keep an audience enthralled for an hour and a half all by yourself is such a mammoth task; one which she pulled of perfectly.

What’s your favourite colour?
Leopard Print

What’s the craziest dream you’ve ever had?
I’ve had far too many to pick just one! During rehearsals I dreamt I was the goal-keeper for England and did really well right up until the last minute when I conceded resulting in a 1-0 defeat in the world cup. Everyone throughout the country was extremely upset with me and I thought it very unfair.

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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 – David Clayton

David Clayton

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

Where in the world are you from?
Germany

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
A GCSE production of the Bacchae at Dauntsey’s School.

What was your first experience of Marlowe?
This Production!

What’s the event in the play that you’re most excited about discovering?
The Murder of Gaveston

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
Gaveston, a rogue I love to hate.

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
I’m a huge Philip Ridley fan but if I had to pick I’d choose Mercury Fur.

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
Ian Mckellen

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
At the moment Lena Headey, but that might be Season 7 of Game of Thrones talking.

What’s your favourite game show?
Pointless

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