Introducing…Helen Winley Bell who is on the road to ‘Oliver’.

Helen plays Old Sally and is also part of the adult ensemble. Here she talks a little about herself.

* What do you work toward in your free time?  

Free time?? So many things…but if my time were truly free I’d be working on my guitar practice.

* What’s the most interesting thing about you?   

….well I’m an accountant by day, so….haha. There are photos of my legs in medical (dermatology) textbooks.

* Why did you want to be involved in this production?  

The chance to work with my DMS ‘family’ again and learn something new — Old Sally has an onstage experience that I haven’t acted before. Also excited for my kids to see for the first time what Mummy’s shows look like.

* What do you do when you’re not doing theatre?  

Listen to showtunes while I’m at the gym, teach myself guitar with the help of my husband.

* What are you most afraid of?  

My kids encountering tough things in life that I can’t protect them from.

* What’s the last thing you do before you step out on stage / the curtain goes up?

Sip of warm lemon and honey, and mental focus on what my character is about to experience.

* What is your best childhood memory?

Tie between trips out in my Dad’s vintage soft top racing car, and my Gran teaching me how to bake.

* What do you feel most proud of?

My kids!! Especially when I catch them singing songs from shows I’ve done 😉

* If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?  

I’d go see my best friend who lives interstate. 

* If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?  

Just one!?  I’d have to go back and see a Beatles performance, probably the infamous rooftop concert.

Thanks Helen. See you in the show.

Interviews from our younger cast members…

Introducing Olivet…

What are your top three favourite books? 
•Percy Jackson
•Harry Potter
•Tashi
What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?
•Sign language. It’s a beautiful language that I’d like to learn. 
How do you spend your free time?
•Playing games. 
What are your best subjects in school?
•Art and Maths
What would you change your name to?
•Grace
What sports do you enjoy doing?
•Dancing
What is your favourite song?
•’You’re welcome’ from Moana
If you could only do one dance move the rest of your life, what would it be?
•Spinning
What was the last gift you gave someone?
•I gave chocolate to my dad for no reason
What is your favourite joke?
•What’s big, green and sits in the corner? -The incredible sulk. 

Introducing Grace…

What are your top three favourite books?                                                                     
My top three favourite books are Friday Barnes, Twilight and Curious Dog in the Night.
What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?
The skill I would like to learn is improving my head voice because my head voice isn’t strong.
How do you spend your free time?
I like to dance, sing and watch shows.
What are your best subjects in school?
English and Sport.
What would you change your name to?
Catherine. 
What sports do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy dance and netball. 
What is your favourite song?
I love all kinds of songs.
If you could only do one dance move the rest of your life, what would it be?
Illusion.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
Body lotion.
What is your favourite joke?
I don’t have any jokes.

Introducing Isaak…

What are your top three favourite books?
All the Harry Potter books because they are just the best books ever!
“The Giver” because it has a great storyline.
The Gone series because I love the idea of a world without adults.
What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?
To play the piano because I love music and learning new instruments and the piano is a great skill to have.
How do you spend your free time?
Playing guitar, reading, kicking a ball. 
What are your best subjects in school?
Music, drama and Science
What would you change your name to?
Harry Potter
What sports do you enjoy doing?
I love soccer and cricket
What is your favourite song?
Any Ed Sheeran song
If you could only do one dance move the rest of your life, what would it be?
Dab
What was the last gift you gave someone?
I think it was a playstation gift card for my friends birthday
What is your favourite joke?
A Canadian psychologist is selling a video that teaches you how to test your dog’s IQ. Here’s how it works: If you spend $12.99 for the video, your dog is smarter than you.

Thanks kids for sharing your thoughts and giving us insights into what you like through these interviews. We look forward to seeing you on the stage. 🙂

An Interview With … Sarah (Nancy)

Presenting Sarah – Actor (Nancy)

  1. You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What colour would you be?

Purple because I played purple in a Year 12 drama performance.

  1. What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?

My next holiday.

  1. How would you rate your memory?

8/10 for my short term memory.

  1. Name an actor that inspires you.

Matt Damon

  1. If you were a biscuit, what would you be?

Powdered shortbread

  1. What kind of roles do you prefer?

A diva or a dramatic role that makes a statement.

  1. What’s the toughest character you’ve ever played?

Anita in “Westside Story”.

  1. Who in the show is most like their character?

Isaac who plays Dodger because he’s a real gentleman and is approachable and funny.

  1. What’s your perfect Sunday afternoon look like?

Watching a movie with my family.

  1. What’s the last photo you took with your phone?

My new tattoo.

An Interview With … Ben (Mr Bumble)

Presenting Ben – Mr Bumble

  1. You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What colour would you be?

Green because I like the colour.

  1. What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?

All the things I need to do.

  1. How would you rate your memory?

Reasonable to good.

  1. Name an actor that inspires you.

Jimmy Stewart

  1. If you were a biscuit, what would you be?

Pffernussen

  1. What kind of roles do you prefer?

Don’t know as it’s been a long time since I’ve been on the stage. I’m just happy to be here.

  1. What’s the toughest character you’ve ever played?

Myself.

  1. Who in the show is most like their character?

Sarah, who plays Nancy.

  1. What’s your perfect Sunday afternoon look like?

Golf

  1. What’s the last photo you took with your phone?

Toystore photo for my daughter’s birthday.

An Interview With … Laura (Assistant Director)

Presenting Laura – Assistant Director

  1. You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What colour would you be?

Magenta because it’s my favourite colour and it’s bright and happy.

  1. What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?

Sing

  1. How would you rate your memory?

8/10

  1. Name an actor that inspires you.

Anne Hathaway

  1. If you were a biscuit, what would you be?

Shortbread Cream

  1. What kind of roles do you prefer?

The villain.

  1. What’s the toughest character you’ve ever played?

Evil Queen in “Snow White”.

  1. Who in the show is most like their character?

Dylan as Oliver because he’s sweet and endearing.

  1. What’s your perfect Sunday afternoon look like?

Relaxing and reading a book.

  1. What’s the last photo you took with your phone?

My friend’s Hens Night.

An Interview With … Julian (Director)

On the road to “Oliver” we’d like to introduce you to some of the cast and crew in a more personal way…

 

Presenting Julian – Director

  1. You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What colour would you be?

Electric blue

  1. What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?

Nothing. I listen to music.

  1. How would you rate your memory?

0/10

  1. Name an actor that inspires you.

Hugo Weaving

  1. If you were a biscuit, what would you be?

Kingston

  1. What kind of roles do you prefer?

A dramatic role with a breakdown.

  1. What’s the toughest character you’ve ever played?

Freddie, from “Mother England” for the Anzac  Centenary.

  1. Who in the show is most like their character?

Ben as Mr Brownlow

  1. What’s your perfect Sunday afternoon look like?

Walk along the beach.

  1. What’s the last photo you took with your phone?

Family at Wooloomooloo Wharf