Spotlight profile

“As a kid, I would eat Starburst’s with the wrapper still on.”

© Matt Nalton

What kind of actor do you aspire to be?

Someone who has the privilege of performing to diverse audiences.

What performance piece did you choose for the showcase and why?
I chose to do a monologue from Jacks Thorne’s ‘Glue’. I really like Jack’s writing and I could see myself playing the part of Rob. I wanted a monologue that was flirty, conversational and had a nice twist at the end.

Glue by Jack Thorne

© Matt Nalton

What book, theatre, film or TV production has most inspired you?

I saw ‘Refugee Boy’ at the Leeds Playhouse and it was the first time I left the theatre having conversations about what I had just seen. It made me realise I wanted to be involved in projects that allow people to be moved about what they have just seen and start new conversations

© Matt Nalton

How have you been keeping creative during lockdown?

I have been a part of an R&D group for a new upcoming play. I have performed online Shakespeare and now i’m venturing into story writing, creating short stories about a dyslexic superhero.

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