Blog by Dafydd Howells

“You multi-role in the show. Is it hard to play two contrasting characters?”


 

I’m playing Long John Silver and Blind Pew in the show (Plus a little two line cameo in the opening scene). Even though the two characters are both pirates, they have such a great contrast both vocally and physically that it’s easy to separate and define them.

One big help is that they appear in the show sequentially, so after I’ve done Pew, he’s gone and I can move onto Silver. I’ve played multi-roles in shows before where I’m constantly switching between characters and back again.

I love playing the characters, but it’s early days and they’re both still developing. Helpfully there are only 2 of them. I was in Cyrano de Bergerac a few years ago and played 12 parts (Including a nun)!

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