First produced over 20 years ago in Australia, Faulty Towers the Dining Experience has sold out in places like Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Sydney Opera House. The show returns to the Civic, where it made its Irish Premiere in June 2009. We got a chance to get to know the cast a bit better! Next up it’s Katie Grace Cooper who plays Sybil.
Can you tell us a little but about your background and where you grew up?
I was born in Suffolk and then moved around South of England, eventually ending up in Essex. So I wouldn’t say I am a true Essex girl although I have been known to wear some very fetching mini skirts and white stiletto heals in my time. I have definitely been 50 shades of orange too!
Tell us about your background in performing?
I have been performing for as long as I can remember, always been a show off, me. My first ever role was a man… Burlington Burty from Bow. I had a lovely beard. I used to enter all the talent competitions and dreamt of my name in lights. I still do! I am still in love with performing and still plan for world domination. Mwhahahahah. I now mostly perform in theatre, comedy for that matter. I also love a straight play.
What has been your career highlight to date?
Writing and devising my own one woman show. I took her on three tours and performed at The Edinburgh Fringe. Simon McBurney came along and gave me a rather wonderful tweet!
What can audiences expect from the show?
Laughter, lots of laughter.
What other TV comedy shows do you enjoy?
The Green Wing, Smack the Pony, The Office, The Royal Family, The Vicar of Dibley, Ab Fab. To name a few!
Faulty Towers the Dining Experience
Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 April