An interview with Steve Graham playing the Mysterious Man
How many shows have you done with Simply Theatre?
Tell me about your character
He’s a bit of a weirdo who keeps popping up at random moments, usually from behind a tree, to meddle with the characters.
Did you know much about the Into The Woods before you auditioned?
No. Absolutely nothing. Not even the name of the song I was supposed to sing at the audition. So I sang something else. I think the reason I got the part is because no one else auditioned for it…
What’s your favourite part of the show/song?
I love the Mysterious Man’s song with the Baker - it’s a lovely song about two characters finding out their past and realising they have a lot more in common than they think.
What’s been the best/worst show you’ve been in or best/worst part you’ve played?
A play called ‘Generation Sex’. It was so bad it wasn’t even published. Our director pulled it off the internet and it was originally written as a ‘safe sex’ educational piece for American teenagers.
Describe Into The Woods in 3 words
- Sondhiem is…very hard
If you were trying to sell the show, what would you say?
Iconic show, talented cast…