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Rehearsals for The Marriage of Figaro are now underway, and as Mozart’s beautiful music fills Horti Hall with sounds of marital bliss, we thought it was a good time to ask members of the cast what wedding present they would give Figaro and Susanna to celebrate their upcoming nuptials.
Yes we know. Boys in the Hood but only one boy in a hood. We did ask him to lend his hoodie to the others, but he jumped over the wall and ran away before this was possible.
“Baba the Turk is a cross between Lady Gaga and a circus act,” Roxane Hislop says of her character in The Rake’s Progress. She is the consummate diva and star with her own adoring public.
The bearded lady and the devil (yes, you read correctly), otherwise known as Baba the Turk played by Roxane Hislop and Nick Shadow played by Andrew Collis, surprised and delighted us all at the opening night of The Rake's Progress on Saturday 17th March.
"Tom is like a young AFL star who has gone off the rails," Andrew Collis says whilst sitting in his dressing room. "He's susceptible to Nick's treachery."Andrew describes Nick Shadow, devil incarnate, as having an easy job of turning Tom Rakewell to the dark side. "You just want to give Tom a slap, he's so easy to manipulate, so willing to be degraded."
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