Thursday, 3 July 2014

Meet the As You Like It Cast: Georgina White

Georgina White
Today's meet the cast is with Georgina White, who has been receiving critical acclaim for her role of Rosalind in this year's SFS production. She also performed with us in Twelfth Night in 2009 and A Midsummer Night's Dream in 2013. Here's what she had to say about returning to Stafford Castle...
Stafford Gatehouse Theatre: How does it feel to be part of SFS again Georgina?

Georgina White: I'm very excited to be part of such a wonderful team.

SGT: What made you want to be involved again?

GW: Having done SFS before I know how brilliant the show is and that we are guaranteed a gorgeous summer come rain or shine! I love working with Peter Rowe (Director) and Greg Palmer (Musical Director) and the Gatehouse Team. Rosalind has always been a dream role for me.I also LOVE Stafford and feel at home here!

SGT: Have you performed at any other unusual venues? 

GW: Buckingham Palace.

SGT: Could you tell us a bit more about Rosalind?

GW: She makes the most of being banished to the forest by dressing up as a man, and she totally delights in it! Rosalind is so complex in her emotions and contains such an anarchic recklessness that there is drama where ever she goes. She is madly in love with Orlando and desicdes to teach him lessons in love and toy with him in her disguise.

Georgina, as Rosalind.

SGT: What do you think Rosalind adds to the play?

GW: She is a heroine of such intelligence, wit and practicality that you can't help but admire her. She's totally dramatic and crazy, but with a naughty side and a cheeky glint in her eye too. I think she portrays herself in such a way that everyone can identify with a certain part of her character.

SGT: Do you believe in love at first sight like the characters in As You Like It do?

GW: No! But I believe in lust at first sight, and this is certainly true for Rosalind and Orlando. This lust gradually progresses into a deep love.
SGT: What do you think the audience will enojy the most about this year's setting?

GW: The gorgeous 60s music, the humour, the drama, the cross-dressing and the sheer absurdity of the play! Everyone goes a little bit bonkers in the Forest of Arden...

Georgina is performing in As You Like It at Stafford Castle until July 12th.


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