Tell us a bit about your job at the King’s Head Theatre?
I am the Theatre Manager. I am here to make sure the venue is in order. I look after the front of house and technical team along with any peak visiting companies. I work with the team to make sure everything is in order and deal with any of the day to day issues that may occur. I am the main point of contact for the peak visiting companies. I staff the operational side of the venue and also look after all of the in house stock. I also make sure the venue is safe and working the way it should.
What’s the best piece of theatre you’ve ever seen?
On a large scale it would have to be harry potter and the cursed child, truely a technical spectacular and just out of this world. On a smaller scale I would have to say that A show I was lucky enough to work on called Silent at the Soho Theatre. This was just a brilliant piece of performance art by Pat Kinevane produced by Fishamble. It was a very humbling experience to work with such a talent performer who had so much love for what he did. The show won an Olivier Award and will always have a really special place in my heart. I love a powerful one man show and this was everything and more.
The King’s Head Theatre team make lunch for each other every Thursday, what’s your signature dish?
I love food! I would say my signature dish would be Mexican. My husband is part Mexican which means I have insider tips about making it really authentic. I do love food though and these team lunches have meant that I am able to test my knowledge and learn new skills. My other fave would be Thai food. I cannot get enough of thai food...
In an alternate universe, what would your ideal job be?
It would be one of two things. A dance teacher, I miss doing this and loved to dance. My second would be a zoo keeper for penguins. I have a huge love for animals and I find them incredibly rewarding.
The King’s Head Theatre has a stupendous ice cream selection… what’s your favourite flavour?
Ooooo this is very tricky. I think it would have to be Stem Ginger, yum.......
Why does theatre matter?
I think with the way the world is currently more and more people are turning to the arts to express how they feel. It brings people together in a way that no other art form does. Its a great way to get a message out and a great way to get people thinking. Its also excellent therapy for someone who needs to get something out. No matter what age you are and how often you go the excitement of going to the theatre never fades. You never know what your going to get with a performance which is the bit that keeps me returning again and again.