I was, putting it mildly, thrilled to see my name connected in any way, shape or form with Oedipus Retold, a show that runs at the Tristan Bates Theatre until mid-February.
Written by Jeremy Kingston, directed by Robert Gillespie, and starring Jack Klaff, Clare Cameron and David Shaw-Parker amongst others, it’s a terrific production with considerable talent in every department.
My very small contribution was to interview actor Jack Klaff as well as director Robert Gillespie for Entertainment Focus.
At the show, press were given a copy of the play text, published by Playdead Press. Flicking through it the following morning as I started my review, I spotted this:
I was shopping in Morrisons when I realised I had a missed call. There was a voice message from Jack Klaff. It was surreal listening to the refined and cultured voice whilst queuing to buy my groceries, and quite thrilling since he is an actor who has been in one of my favourite episodes of Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett, and has been bumped off by Roger Moore (no less) in For Your Eyes Only.
I did get back in touch and he was a real pleasure to speak to, and so eloquent that it was an absolute breeze to transcribe! You can see the results here.