“She is a chatterbox pie-maker ... with a not so secret crush on Sweeney Todd.”
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Your Name: Sarah Jones
Character Name: Mrs Lovett
Tell us about your character: She is a chatterbox pie-maker trying to make ends meet as a widow - with a not so secret crush on Sweeney Todd.
Your favourite lyric your character has: “We have some shepherds pie peppered with actual shepherd on top” from A Little Priest
What’s your favourite song in the show and why? My favourite song is Little Priest because it is comedy. The lyrics are very clever and it is a story changing moment that also develops the relationship between Sweeney and Mrs Lovett.
What other shows have you done? With Simply I have performed in Little Shop of Horrors and Rent, and played in the band for Grease
Has anything ever happened to you, on-stage, that wasn’t in the script? I was in Sweeney Todd playing the part of Toby when I was 13 at school and during one of the scenes my trousers, which were pinned in place, fell down from the weight of the mic pack I was wearing. Of course I picked them up and continued singing, but not my proudest moment. I ran off stage after the scene to have a belt handed to me by my teacher before she pushed me back on stage!
What musical moment first made you think, “I want to do that!”? I can’t pinpoint one moment really, I’ve been singing in public since I was 4 years old and love performing in musical productions and concerts. I was fortunate enough as a child to have been encouraged by my parents to learn instruments and thanks to supportive teachers, had lead roles in school productions since I started school, all leading to my training at Music College.
What are you enjoying most about being part of Simply Theatre? I love working with Simply because everyone is extremely talented and very friendly. We have so much fun and make a great team. Each show features new members and old.
What else do you do besides singing, dancing & acting? Not much really, most of my week is spent teaching instruments, directing choirs, singing at church and performing in concerts. I do also enjoy baking and crochet when I get a minute to myself.