Meet our acting team, one by one!
Starting with the wonderful Rebecca Bloom: Rebecca has played a number of TWTC characters, from Annie FairBottom, to Burns’ first love Handsome Nell, to Nancy Boyz, it’s clear she is wonderfully talented, taking on each diverse role and making it her own! We are very lucky to have her here at TWTC, and we wanted to show her off, so we asked Rebecca all about her experience at TWTC, and here’s what she had to say! Enjoy!
Q1: If you could sum up TWTC in three words, what would they be?
RB: Imaginative, Creative, Fun!!
Q2: Why do you like being a TWTC actor?
RB: I have been with TWTC from the early stages and it has been fantastic seeing it evolve and I feel privileged to be part of its development. I love performing with the company because as an actor it can be quite a challenge. Unlike being on a stage where a play will run more or less the same every time you perform it our shows can be affected by the elements, the surroundings and your audiences, so as a TWTC actor you have to be very flexible and aware of everything that is going on….whilst remembering your lines!!!! What I enjoy most about our work is the way we interact with our audiences making them feel part of the play rather than just being there to watch it. Both the Murder Mystery plays and The Walking Theatre plays are highly entertaining but I particularly enjoy The Walking Theatre work as working outside, whatever the weather and fighting off the midges is the most natural way to perform and you can’t beat it!!!
Q3: What is your favourite role to play, and why?
RB: I have played so many roles over the years and I love all of them, so it is very difficult to choose just one!!! I particularly like the role of Bottom in Conference of the Fairies (our adaptation of The Dream) Its a very funny role to play and according to my wonderful colleagues….my ASS is great!!!!! Thanks guys!
Q4: If you could perform with TWTC in any location, where would it be and why?
RB: I have been very lucky over the years as I have performed in some amazing places but I quite like the idea of performing on station platforms and moving on to each scene by steam train! Now that would be a challenge but very different!
Q5: To date, what has been your most favourite moment at TWTC?
RB: Again, another difficult question as so many choices. I did enjoy performing MacBeth at Holyrood last August but one of the funniest moments that I will never forget happened last year at a performance in Inveraray Castle. I came running in to the room screaming and as I came closer to the audience, I slipped and fell….both feet came up in to the air and I fell back on to the hard floor, bounced, (my whole body came off the floor) then my head made contact with the floor – ouch!!! Being a true professional I lay on the floor, stayed in character and shouted “don’t worry, I’m always doing that!!!”
*Editor Note: We can assure you Sadie jumped into health-and-saftey mode to ensure Rebecca was 100% okay following her impromptu meeting with the floor of Inveraray Castle!!