About the actors….

Here is what Mike Orriss (who plays Thompkins) had to say in response to his questions…IMG_2861

What other ALP productions have you been in? 
Abigail’s Party – I played Tony, a quiet and grumpy ex footballer.

What other drama experience or interests do you have?
I was a precocious child actor! I appeared in West End musicals and TV Adverts. As a teenager I had a spell in Repertory Theatre before I ran out of money and had to get a proper job!

What appeals to you about your character?
I usually play comedy characters or those that are larger than life. Thompkins is much more restrained.

What have been the challenges of your role in DbFM?
Allowing the text to be funny and not turning Thompkins into a buffoon.

What is your ultimate acting ambition?
To play Archie Rice. (The Entertainer by John Osborne)

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