In the run up to the launch of Feel and Feel More we’re spending some time with our brilliant cast and creative team. Next up is our brilliantly bubbly Kelly Gray who chats to us about Feel More and her brand new character (inspired by ABBA no less!) Elise - written by one of our brand new writers Paul Bradshaw!
Describe yourself in Five Words
Positive, Persistent, Loud, Impatient & fun!
How do you feel today?
Exhausted but excited!- i’m currently in panto with just 1 week to go and Santas coming!!
What actor do you most admire and why?
The one actor that I’ve always looked up to and who was actually the reason I wanted to act is Goldie Hawn. I think she is amazing- hilarious, beautiful and talented. I also love how family orientated she seems to be.
If you could be any sort of biscuit what would it be?
I would be a hobnob, because they are slightly old fashioned, a bit nutty, sweet, a sucker for coffee and people are always pleased to see them.
What three things would you take to a desert island with you?
A big lilo, music and gin
What would the title of your autobiography be?
“Following My Dreams (and other bad life choices)”
What’s been the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you on stage?
I once had an incredibly quick change and when I ran on for my next number my dress was tucked in my knickers- I didn’t realise for the whole song!
What’s your favourite line from any piece of theatre?
“Is like what Ginger Rogers said to Fred Astaire… Anything you can do, I can do better… and in heels!”~ La Cage Aux Folles.
What do you like most about the world of Feel / Feel More and why do think people should buy a ticket?
I absolutely love the idea of Feel/Feel more, everyone has things going on in their lives but we don’t ever look at the stranger on the tube opposite and realise what struggles they are going through. If something terrible happens to us we automatically think the world has stopped but it hasn’t, people carry on with their lives and the earth carries on turning. Feel/Feel more really makes you think and for me any piece of theatre that is thought provoking is worth seeing.
Tell us something surprising about you that people might not know.
I have the biggest phobia of Orca whales, its so bad I’ve never been able to watch “Free Willy” without shaking with fear!
Kelly plays “Elise” in “Feel More” at The Space this February. Tickets for “Feel” and “Feel More” are on sale now from www.proforca.co.uk/boxoffice. We’ll make sure that Kelly has a “whale” of a time in rehearsals.
You can find Kelly on Twitter @Kelsmgray and you can also follow Proforca Theatre Company on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @ProforcaTheatre. Check out more from the world of “Feel” and “Feel More” as well as our new prequel “Before Feel” at www.proforca.co.uk