The actor spoke to LLLC’s Emma Clarendon about starring in Beneath the Blue Rinse at the Park Theatre from the 21st May.

Hi Ian thanks so much for talking to me. What are you most looking forward to about being part of Beneath the Blue Rinse? It’s great to be working in the first place at Park Theatre after Loot 2 years ago. The play is relevant and funny but also thought-provoking and challenges preconceived notions about age and ageing.

What can audiences expect from this production? Audiences can expect to have a very entertaining, funny and thought-provoking show and to have some of their ideas challenged.

What was it about Tom Glover’s play that made you want to be a part of this production? There aren’t many plays that deal with ageing outside of ‘King Lear’!

Could you tell me more about your character George? George is a very likable man who is enamoured by Flora and enjoys her sparkling originality and changeable personality.

How have rehearsals been going so far? Rehearsals have been really good and challenging and we are easing our way into the last week. There have also been some chocolate Easter eggs to keep us going!

If people are thinking about coming along to see the show – why should they? People should come and see the show because of its a thought-provoking but ultimately heart-warming take on ageing. It also reveals what life has in store for us as we get older. 

By Emma Clarendon

Beneath the Blue Rinse will play at the Park Theatre from the 21st May until the 15th June.