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Centre Stage with… Amy Mathews

NAME: AMY MATHEWS // ROLE: PERFORMER // SHOW: TOAST

Which three words best describe your show?

Family. Home. Loss.

What was your first experience with theatre?

I have a really strong memory of seeing A Midsummer Night’s Dream with these over sized upside down umbrellas floating around the stage that the performers moved between. It was like a strange colour filled tiny town. I have no idea if it was any good but I loved it.

What was the last show you saw?

One Flat Thing, Reproduced by Strut Dance. Incredible choreography, we were very lucky to see it reproduced here. Talk about bodies in conversation with each other, wow.

What’s the most rewarding thing about what you do?

Getting to collaborate with lots and lots of insightful, sensitive and brave creatures we call artists.

Who has been your biggest influence in theatre?

My wonderful partner who is also an actor, director and writer. All the conversations we’ve had late into the night talking about the theatre have helped shape who we both are as artists.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to get into theatre?

Read the classics. Be rigorous. Be brave. Listen well. Say yes to everything (at the start at least).

 

Find out more about Toast here.

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