It is during rehearsals between previews for The Woman in Whitethat I catch up with ASHLEY STILLBURN who plays Walter Hartright and CHRIS PELUSO who is Sir Percival Glyde. We’re in the bar at Charing Cross Theatre accompanied by Peluso’s rather engaging, very patient dog Peety.
“This is my favourite part of the process,” says Stillburn. “Each preview has – shall we say? – a character all of its own. Things happen sometimes spontaneously and then we rehearse them and work on them to see whether we’ll go on using them. Our director Thom Southerland is very relaxed and collaborative.”
Peluso agrees. “It keeps a show fresh if you’re innovative but …
Read the rest of Susan Elkin’s interview at Musical Theatre Review: http://musicaltheatrereview.com/interview-ashley-stillburn-and-chris-peluso-on-re-imagining-lloyd-webbers-the-woman-in-white-at-the-charing-cross-theatre/