Actors Janie Dee, Peter Forbes, Alexander Hanson and Joanna Riding reflect on the challenges and rewards of performing in Follies.
Janie Dee originated the roles of Jacie Triplethree in Ayckbourn’s Comic Potential, for which she won multiple awards and Caroline in Bett’s Monogamy, both written ‘with Janie in mind’. Dee’s NT credits include Johnny on a Spot, The Women of Troy, and Carousel (Olivier Award). Most recently, she appeared in Pinter Four as part of the Pinter at the Pinter season.
Peter Forbes' work in theatre includes Singin' in the Rain and Mamma Mia! in the West End; Allelujah! at the Bridge Theatre; Black Watch for the National Theatre of Scotland; and Never So Good, The James Plays, Our Country’s Good, Afterlife and The Observer for the National.
Alexander Hanson’s work in theatre includes Committee at the Donmar Warehouse; 42nd Street at Théâtre du Châtelet; Stephen Ward, A Little Night Music and The Sound of Music in the West End; Jesus Christ Superstar on arena tour; and Troilus and Cressida, The Merchant of Venice, Candide and The Villain’s Opera at the National Theatre.
Joanna Riding’s work for the National Theatre includes Oh What a Lovely War!, Guys and Dolls, A Little Night Music and Carousel (Olivier Award), and the West End transfer of the NT’s My Fair Lady (Olivier Award). Work in the West End includes The Girls, Stephen Ward, Billy Elliot and The Witches of Eastwick.
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