"I played Bill and Ben the Flowerpot men" - An Interview with Sreya

An interview with Sreya, aged 26, Ensemble.

Is this your first show with Simply Theatre?
Yes and I’ll keep coming back!

Did you know the show before you auditioned?
I’d heard of it as the show that started some of the people from Glee in the business.

What attracted you to the show that made you want to audition?
I haven’t done a musical in a very long time and I wanted a challenged. I was quite excited to be involved in a different type of musical with some dark themes and much more modern songs.

What is your favourite part of the show and why?
I love Mama Who Bore Me - that has been on constantly in my car. But the lyrics of Left Behind and The Dark I Know Well get me every time and I think the audience is going to be really drawn into those stories.

Favourite show you’ve been in and part you played?
I played Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream a couple of years ago which was my ideal part. I got to run around a lot and my costume was fantastic - a steam-punk themed military jacket with hot pants and a bright blue wig.

What’s the most embarrassing costume you’ve had to wear?
Many many years ago, my twin sister and I played Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men on stage and had to wear some incredibly uncomfortable papier mache flower pots which would only allow us to waddle around!

Why do you think people should come to see the show?
This is not your usual musical - something a bit different and featuring an incredibly talented cast. I’m really proud to be in the show and I can’t wait for the run!

Photo courtesy of Hannah Bracher