Spotlight On… William Rodell

William stars in Of Mice and Men which is touring  the UK at the moment, at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 8 – 12 March 2016 and then continuing around the country, finishing at Leicester Curve Theatre on 28 May 2016.

Hi Will, thanks for chatting to Break A Leg Review, How has the tour of Of Mice and Men been going so far and how are you enjoying your role of George?

I’m really enjoying the tour, the cast get on so well and as we’re doing a long tour together, we need to, so it’s been cast really well. Kris (who plays Lennie) and I get on well off stage and on stage and I think that you have to have a good relationship if you’re playing those two characters or it doesn’t work. George is a dream role to play.

What’s your favourite part of the play and why?

Oddly I like the ending, because George is setting Lennie free and although it’s the saddest part of the play, it’s also moving. I also like the scene where Candy has become involved in the boys’ dream to own their own ranch, it’s the first time that we see George really get excited about it.

If you were to switch roles and play another part in the play, who would it be?

I’d like to play Slim, he’s cool. Although I’m not tall enough….

What made you decide on a career in acting?

It was all I ever enjoyed at school. I bunked off at school, but I enjoyed drama lessons. I went to a performing arts college, then I worked in The Old Vic bar so I was still surrounded by performing. I finished at drama school 6 years ago.

What has been the most memorable moment of your career?

This, Of Mice and Men, it’s an amazing production, I’m privileged to be part of the company. The Director and Casting Director have cast it perfectly and it really is an ensemble piece.

What would you say to potential audience members to encourage them to see this production?

There are so many layers to this piece, the amount of work that has gone into it can be seen happening on stage. It’s aesthetically beautiful, the designer has done an amazing job. You won’t be able to take your eyes off the stage.

Thanks to William for chatting to us, we wish him and rest of the cast luck with the tour and you can find further tour details including information on booking tickets here: http://touringconsortium.co.uk/show/of-mice-and-men/

 

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