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Meet the Cast – John Slade

John Slade

What’s your name, where you come from and who do you play?
John Slade, I’m from Essex and I play Peter Quince.

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
Playing Joseph in the school nativity.

What was your first experience of A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
At secondary school. We did a production in the woods.

What’s the main part of the production or process that you’re most excited about discovering?
I want to know just what effect the love potion has on people and is it the same for everyone and does it behave differently on different people.

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
Puck. Tessa is perfect casting for it too and I can’t wait to see what she does.

What is your favourite play?
I recently saw ‘Things I Know To Be True’ by Andrew Bovell. Some big life lessons in that one.

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
Madonna. She’s the epitome of not worrying about what others think of her. I think we could all do with a good dose of that.

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Samantha Spiro. She’s such a talent. I missed her in ‘Lady windermere’s Fan’ though.

What’s your favourite colour?
Blue.

What’s the craziest dream you’ve ever had?
This dream still haunts me to this day. When I was a kid, I dreamt bees had built a nest inside my feet. What would Freud say about that?

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Meet the Cast – John Slade

John-Mark SLade

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
John Slade, playing Warwick.

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

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
Being Joseph in the school nativity. I took it so seriously! Ha!

What was your first experience of Marlowe?
Gaveston’s death. Going to be such a tense moment.

What’s the event in the play that you’re most excited about discovering?
Gaveston, of course. He’s fascinating.

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
Gaveston. I love the chaos he causes with the barons.

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
Titus Andronicus. All that blood!

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
Cheek by Jowl or Frantic Assembly or Headlong. Brilliant work always.

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Cate Blanchett, every single time.

What’s your favourite game show?
 I used to love that snooker game show with Jim Davidson. Think it was called ‘Big Break’.

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Meet the Cast – John Slade

John-Mark SLade

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
John Slade – Warwick.

Where in the world are you from?
Essex!

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
I directed and acted in my own version of ‘The Life of Henry VIII’ when I was in Year 5 at primary school. We even had Jane Seymour give birth. God knows what the teacher must have thought!

What was your first experience of Marlowe?
Seeing Edward II performed at the National Theatre several years ago.

What’s the event in the play that you’re most excited about discovering?
The battle. I can’t wait to see what Ricky has in store for this part of the play. I have a feeling it’s going to be epic and not what you might expect!

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
It has to be Gaveston. He’s a proper rock’n’roll hipster.

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
Titus Andronicus by Shakespeare. I love the gore!

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
Cheek by Jowl. What a fantastic theatre company.

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Cate Blanchett, every time. I saw her play ‘Blanche’ in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and I’m still talking about it 6 years later.

What’s your favourite game show?
It’s not on the TV anymore but I used to love ‘Supermarket Sweep’. When you’re next at the checkout and you hear the beep, think of the fun you could be having on ‘Supermarket Sweep’.

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