An Interview with Euan Wilson
Hello Euan, you are currently touring with ‘Stick Man,’ can you tell us about the play?
Stick Man is a fantastic story about Stick Man trying to find his way home and everyone he meets on the way. It’s a brilliant adventure that sees him meet numerous exciting characters and travel to equally exciting places.
What do you hope the audience will take away from the production?
I think the audience will take away the wonderful story of adventure – as well as having the songs stuck in your head!
What was your initial response to the Stick Man script?
I absolutely loved how bursting with fun and energy the script is – it’s never slow and has bundles of excitement around every corner. The script works brilliantly for only three performers onstage and I can’t wait to start performing it around the country.
Have you found it hard bringing a character to life from the book?
So far, I’m actually finding it really easy! The multiple characters I play are really different but all full of life and energy and a joy to play. As well as that my character plays a lot of music on stage and the music is brilliant and really fun to play.
Did you always want to be an actor? How did you get to where you are today?
After deciding that being an astronaut wasn’t for me, I always wanted to do something creative. I loved music from a very early age and then got involved with drama at my school and the local amateur theatre company which I absolutely loved. From there I joined the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and after leaving sixth form studied Actor Musicianship at Rose Bruford.
What was your favourite book growing up?
I loved reading when I was growing up. I absolutely adored the adventure and excitement in Harry Potter and the Young Bond series, which is one of the main reasons I love Stick Man.
What would you say to encourage people to buy a ticket?
You absolutely don’t want to miss this show. There’s more fun, music and puppetry than you can shake a stick at.
Any advice for budding actors?
Go and see as much theatre as you can! Find out where you can get the cheapest tickets from and go see whatever you can. It really is a learn by watching kind of art and the more you see the more you’ll realise what kinds of theatre you love. I would also strongly suggest auditioning for the National Youth Theatre, it’s a great introduction into the world of acting and you’ll have the time of your life!
You can catch Euan & Stick Man as they tour the UK,
22 – 23 SEP GLASGOW King’s Theatre 0844 871 7648 BOOK NOW
24 – 25 SEP DUNFERMLINE Alhambra Theatre 01383 740384 BOOK NOW
26 – 27 SEP FALKIRK FTH Theatre 01324 506850 BOOK NOW
30 SEP – 1 OCT SALFORD QUAYS The Lowry 0843 208 6010 BOOK NOW
2 – 3 OCT NEWCASTLE Tyne Theatre & Opera House 0844 249 1000 BOOK NOW
6 – 7 OCT BLACKBURN King George’s Hall 0844 847 1664 BOOK NOW
8 – 9 OCT MIDDLESBROUGH Theatre 01642 81 51 81 BOOK NOW
10 – 11 OCT NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal 0115 989 5555 BOOK NOW
13 – 15 OCT WINCHESTER Theatre Royal 01962 840 4405 BOOK NOW
16 OCT LEAMINGTON SPA Royal Spa Centre 01926 334418 BOOK NOW
18 – 19 OCT LOWESTOFT Marina Theatre 01502 533200 BOOK NOW
21 – 22 OCT LONDON artsdepot 020 8369 5454 BOOK NOW
23 – 24 OCT PORTSMOUTH New Theatre Royal 023 9264 9000 BOOK NOW
26 – 27 OCT BURY ST EDMUNDS Theatre Royal 01284 769505 BOOK NOW
28 – 29 OCT SOUTHEND Palace Theatre 01702 351135 BOOK NOW
1 – 2 NOV BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion Theatre 0844 576 3000 BOOK NOW
4 – 5 NOV BRISTOL Old Vic 0117 987 7877 BOOK NOW
6 – 7 NOV MALVERN Forum Theatre 01684 892277 BOOK NOW
8 NOV TEWKESBURY Roses Theatre 01684 295074 BOOK NOW
12 – 14 NOV NORTHAMPTON Royal & Derngate 01604 624811 BOOK NOW
17 – 18 NOV SOUTHPORT The Atkinson 01704 533 333 BOOK NOW
19 NOV NORTHALLERTON The Forum 01609 776230 BOOK NOW
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18 – 24 DEC MILTON KEYNES The Stables 01908 280800 BOOK NOW
26 DEC – 12 JAN BIRMINGHAM Town Hall