ANNE REID at The Capitol Horsham on 6th March
Anne Reid and her musical director Jason Carr present an evening of songs and stories…music and memories… filming with Daniel Craig… performing Shakespeare at Buckingham Palace… making Last Tango in Halifax!
Anne is one of Britain’s most-loved and respected actors, star of the very popular Last Tango in Halifax, Ladies of Letters, Dinnerladies and The Mother.
What is less well known is her life as a cabaret performer. Over the past two years her cabaret has sold out at numerous venues across London and now she embarks on a UK tour.
Ahead of her show I Love To Sing! at The Capitol on Sunday 6 March, we chatted to Anne ….
How would you sum up your show?
An evening of cabaret songs, stories of my life, showbiz and a few laughs for good measure. It’s always been a dream of mine to do cabaret & I’m so thrilled I get to do this now! After all “I Love to Sing!”
What has influenced your song choices for the show?
The lyrics! They must be good, they’re vital.
What made you decide to do this style of tour?
There’s a lot of “Last Tango” fans around the country. I thought they may like to see it.
Does the show reflect much of what you’ve done before, perhaps drawing inspiration from some of your previous acting roles?
No, not at all. This is very much a new adventure for me. Although there are some stories that touch on my previous roles.
Do you mind being on stage alone?
I’m not alone! I have Jason Carr with me.
How much of the show is scripted and how much will be ad-libbed?
It’s mostly scripted by me. Occasionally I like to ad lib a little if I feel like it and the crowd is right.
Do you encourage audience interaction / participation?
I don’t mind at all.
What’s the one thing you have to have with you when you’re on the road?
And what do you have to have on your dressing room rider?
don’t ask for anything in particular. But a nice cup of coffee is always appreciated.
What are your pre and post show routines?
I like to try and have a nap for an hour before when it’s possible…and then a large glass of red after the show!
Who do you look up to in the business?
Anyone who is taller. I recently met Michael Fassbender, he’s much taller. I liked looking up to him.
What do you hope audiences will take away from your show?
That they’ve heard some good songs, had a few laughs, have had a happy relaxed evening, a good time and feel they’ve learnt a little more about show business.
Ticket Prices £21 Concessions £19. Tickets available on line: www.thecapitolhorsham.com or via our Box Office 01403 750220