We chatted to Georgina about starring as Mog the Forgetful Cat in the stage adaptation of Judith Kerr’s book, now playing at the Old Vic Theatre as part of its UK tour.
Could you tell us more about what Mog the Forgetful Cat is about? Mog is the Thomas family’s beloved cat. She is silly, loveable and very very forgetful! We follow Mog on her escapades at home, in the garden and even at the V.E.T!
How does it feel to be playing Mog? Mog is the nation’s favourite feline, so it’s an absolute honour to get to be her every day. The physicality of being a cat is challenging – especially one as clumsy as Mog – but I have loved exploring the world of this charming little cat.
What has it been like being part of this production? This Wardrobe Ensemble production is the first ever stage adaptation of the iconic Mog series, and it has been a privilege to join this amazing cast and creative team. They have welcomed and supported me in my professional debut and have allowed me to have such fun bringing Mog from page to stage.
Did you read Judith Ker’s work growing up? Yes, I did! My grandparents had the book of The Tiger Who Came To Tea, and we would always read it together when I went to their house. I also introduced it to my sister – it was the first book she ever read!
What can young audiences expect from the show? A lively and enjoyable hour of laughter and music, following Mog on her unexpected adventures! The show is engaging and fun for the little ones, but also a blast of nostalgia for the adults who grew up reading the books. I can’t wait for everyone to fall in love with Mog!
By Emma Clarendon