As an actor, it is so important to get to the theatre as much as possible. You will learn so much about being an actor from going and seeing plays. And when you are having that down period, when you haven’t had an audition in a while and you are starting to doubt your choice to be an actor, it will seriously lift your spirits and remind you why you want to be an actor. I know it can be expensive, but if you are 25 and under you can get £5 tickets at The National on Entry PAss and £10 tickets at The Royal Court. I turn 26 in January, so it’ll be back to expensive tickets again, which will throw me into deep depression!
Last night I went to see Othello at The National. If you haven’t seen it then get tickets now. It was phenomenal! I laughed and I cried, and at the end of the performance I couldn’t speak (which doesn’t happen very often). I just couldn’t put into words how truly spectacular the performances from Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear were. These two are big name actors, who were unbelievably true in their portrayal of Othello and Iago were not the only people who stood out for me. Lyndsey Marshal as Emilia and Jonathan Bailey as Cassio were also outstanding.
At the start of the show, as I took my front row seat in the Olivier Theatre, I made the vow to myself that one day my career will lead me there. To perform on that stage would be incredible and the lucky cast of Othello were doing that every night. Sitting there watching these performance remind me why I want to become an actor, because I love it! It may be the hardest profession but it is certainly the best – in my eyes anyway!!
To book tickets for Othello (which I strongly recommend) click the link: Othello at The National