Filed under: Meet The Company | Tags: becky hill, blind faith, comedy, Ghost Boy, madhatters, Theatre, Wishful Thinking
Who are you and what do you do?
Rebecca Hill or Madhatters Dance and Drama Academy
Tell us a bit more about the show you’re performing at Unity?
It’s a story of a group of friends at a festival, dealing with life i guess and the complexities that come with it like the lost hope, trust, breakdowns of relationships, it’s just a story and a journey of a group of friends where the dynamic has changed and how people react to this, it’s a show trying to make theatre for all backgrounds and ages dealing with issues we can all relate to, the show is aiming to make theatre contemporary, exciting and engaging.
They’ve been entertaining to say the least, is it sad to say they’ve been the highlight of my week, we ended up recording them because too much comedy was happening, but gossip wise we’ve had romances blossom LOL, a masterclass from Jo Hartley that was interesting to say the least (hence some of the one liners in the play) but talk about an inspirational woman, our rehearsals have just been a whole lot of fun if i’m being honest, i can’t really pick out any single moments but we did go to the beach for a rehearsal and have people stop and watch us as we rapped Empire State of Mind 😉 they were highly entertained and obviously thought we were Jay Z LOL
What’s the best thing about Unity?
The fact that there not afraid, they take a chance to put on theatre for different audiences, the unity is a theatre providing the opportunities for local people and new talent to do the thing they love and to do it well, The Unity unites people, creating a place where people have the chance to shine.
Best show you’ve seen at Unity?
I’m going to be biased and say Wishful Thinking 😉 but to be fair Christine Tremarco did say it was Inspiring and Nicky Alt called it Brilliant, so yeah Wishful Thinking because on the last night it did feel like electricity in the room, I’ll never forget that play
Best show you’ve seen elsewhere?
I’d have to say Ghost Boy because of it’s style, the lighting was incredible and Tachia Newall was amazing in it and came straight onto our play from it, i went to see that play twice and it still had me hooked- the beatboxer was was unreal
What advice would you give to someone wanting a career in theatre?
I don’t think i’m in any position to give advice on careers; but i just think it’s finding that thing you love and doing it as best you can, i think whatever career you want do, do it because you love it, because it inspires you, for me and writing i guess it’s about not being afraid and trusting what you do- be yourself, if you believe; sometimes it shines through