We sat down with some of our brilliant cast and crew prior to our production of "Feel / More" which returns to the King's Head Theatre next week! We'd love to take this opportunity to introduce you to Malcom Jeffries who features as "Angelo" in a piece by the very talented Simon Marshall and asked him some leading questions about his role, his life as an actor, and some random wildcards to see how he'd cope with some tough questioning!
1) How would your friends introduce you?
He’s alright when you get to know him .
2) Tell us a bit about your character and what you like most about them?
Angelo is a lovely guy. A little disconnected from the world being the son of an immigrant. With the result being he’s nor quite sure where he fits in. But despite this fact, even because of it he longs to connect with people. His job as an Uber driver means he can indulge his love of life and people and life a little of their lives.
3) What is it that you like most about Feel / More and why do you think people should buy a ticket?
In this modern connected world we are in fact more distant and disconnected from each other. Feel/More paints these individuals who are a little lost in some way. These stories illustrate that we all just want to be noticed. To belong. To love and be loved.
4) If you could play any role yet that you haven’t what would it be and why?
Tough question. I’m a big Beckett fan so any character in one of his play. Also Richard III would be wonderful to play.
5) What's the best piece of advice you've been given?
6) If you could swap lives with someone for the day who would it be and why?
I wouldn’t swap my life. I’m doing exactly what I want.
7) What scares you and excites you most about acting?
I’m not sure I ever feel scared by acting. When I played Macbeth I do remember thinking I could never do it. It’s such a big role. It’s such a lot of lines. I do remember on numerous occasions I was going to call the director and tell him I just wasn’t up to it and had to pull out. But then I always thought if it scared me that much I should do it just to overcome. Just to prove it wasn’t that scary.
As far as excited me. Well, I just love the fear of getting up with the text. Working with other actors and directors. For me it’s truly a team effort. I love making mistakes. They teach you so much. But it having the courage to try and knowing that failure is nothing wrong. My favourite Beckett quote is ‘Try again. Fail again. Fail better’.
8) What's the most challenging thing you've done on stage that you're most proud of?
Macbeth was a massive challenge and supremely enjoyable. But to be honest I’m so proud of my work with Angelo in Feel/More. I mean that honestly. I was so very lucky to have the part written for me by the fantastic playwright Simon Marshall. Plus the creative duo of Erin Read directing and David Brady as artistic director ensured that the character and the production really shone
9) If you were president for a day, what three laws would you enact?
Ban nuclear weapons. Unlimited funding for the NHS. Make crisps free for all
10) What three luxury items would you take to a desert island?
A clockwork/solar powered radio
Malcolm is an actor from London and originates the role of "Angelo" in Feel / More written by Simon Marshall on June 10 / 11. He f**king loves crisps. You can follow Malcolm on Twitter @malcolmjeffries. You can also follow Proforca on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @ProforcaTheatre and via our website at www.proforca.co.uk.
Malcolm also features as "Guardian" in Reading Gaol July 23rd - August 2nd at TheatreN16 - for more information on that production visit www.proforca.co.uk/ReadingGaol2. Tickets are available now and can be found at our website at www.proforca.co.uk/boxoffice