Lee-Anne on Me

April 20, 2018

Tell us a bit about your job at the King’s Head Theatre?

I'm the Campaign Co-Ordinator, primarily focusing on the move to our new location in Islington Square.  I work closely with the Executive Director, Project Manager and Development Co-Ordinator to maintain momentum and ensure the success of the campaign.  I'm very privilege to be involved in a big part of King's Head's future.

What’s the best piece of theatre you’ve ever seen?

I would have to say LOVE by Alexander Zeldin, which was at the National Theatre in 2016.  I've seen many plays that have affected me in the moment, but LOVE has stuck with me for a long time.  Zeldin develops his plays with the cast, giving them a stake in their character and their story.  He also fully involves people who are living the subject matter in the development of his plays, he fully immerses himself in their story.  It makes intense, intricate and beautiful theatre.  With LOVE, I was so emotionally drawn into each character's story that I forgot that I was watching a play performed by professional actors.  I felt like I had been placed in an extremely uncomfortable situation, and had been forced to observe a situation which I'd rather not.  When the play ended, I broke down into inconsolable tears and I wasn't the only one in the theatre that did so.  It took a rather long time for Front of House to clear the theatre.  Alexander Zeldin and his cast broke me.

In an alternate universe, what would your ideal job be?

My dream is to be a theatre producer, specialising in touring theatre.  My absolute dream would be to produce arts festivals in the UK and New Zealand (where I'm originally from) during their summer seasons, so I have a year long summer.  In saying that, I've recently taken a keen interest in culture regeneration and how arts can bring positive change to the local community.  Also how arts organisations and movements can work together to influence policy.  I have an ambition to be work in this area.

The King’s Head Theatre has a stupendous ice cream selection… what’s your favourite flavour?

This is a difficult question because I absolutely love ice cream.  If I had to pick one particular flavour it would be mint chocolate chip.

Why does theatre matter?

It's give everyone a voice, especially those who don't have one in this current political climate.  It also questions society and educates.

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