"Smile for the gentleman and you shall have a sweetie"
Time is running out! - 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' opens tonight. You may still be able to buy tickets from our online box office for tonight, Friday, Saturday matinee or Saturday evening at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking. Go to our website and check now.
Your Name: Paul Weems
Character Role: Mr Fogg the asylum owner
Tell us about your character: He is essentially a rapey asylum owner who sells the hair of his inmates in order to start his own business as a fork manufacturer.
Your favourite line: Favourite line must be 'smile for the gentleman and you shall have a sweetie' it's not said enough these days and I'm thinking of bringing it back
Everyone knows something of the Sweeney Todd story, but what extra will we get from the Simply version of this Sondheim telling? The audience can expect a lot of things they've never seen before in Sweeney, this cast, probably the clothes, most of the haircuts, I think there's an owl in there somewhere. Oh and the different setting of the 40's
What’s your favourite song in the show and why? ‘Never gonna give you up’, Rick Astley. What do you mean that's not in it?!
What other shows have you done? Most recently I was in Jerusalem where I played a frightened sheep. Well the character was Davey but I played it like a frightened sheep. Actually it was more a pensive sheep
Has anything ever happened to you, on-stage, that wasn’t in the script? Well I was on stage with the original West End cast of Cats until they told me I wasn't in Cats
What musical moment first made you think, “I want to do that!”? The musical moment would have to be watching Cats
What are you enjoying most about being part of Simply Theatre? I'm enjoying the fact that we're not doing Cats. And the professionalism and desire people have to put on a good show, not dressed as cats
What else do you do besides singing, dancing & acting? Golf and watching beetles