• Lu Kemp Artistic Director

Day 218 - An Actor's Choice No. 10!

Updated: Nov 6, 2020

Continuing our thread of actors we love, talking about plays they love...

Here's Pitlochry Festival Theatre Ensemble's Richard Standing, on a favourite soliloquy from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Like us, Pitlochry Festival Theatre started their online series #PFTLightHopeJoy at the start of lockdown. It was created to bring light, hope and joy to the people of Scotland and beyond.

'Like keeping ourselves nourished with 3 meals a day, #PFTLightHopeJoy posts 3 times a day to keep the soul nourished. PFT is delighted to have been asked to partner with Perth Theatre on Actor's Choice. The PFT Summer Ensemble 2020 loved the opportunity!'

Here is Richard introducing Claudius's soliloquy::

And here is the soliloquy:


Theatre credits include: Faith Healer (Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Highlands and Islands Tour); Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, York 2018/2019); A Short History Of Tractors In Ukrainian, Richard III (Hull Truck); Mamma Mia! (International Tour and West End); Blood And Chocolate (York Theatre Royal/Slung Low); Glee Club(Cast Theatre); Rutherford And Son (Dir. J Miller, Tour and West End); Swallows And Amazons (Bristol Old Vic); Othello (Northern Broadsides/West End); Richard III, Henry VI (Parts I, II and III), Comedy Of Errors, Sweet William, School For Scandal, The Merchant Of Venice, Henry V, A Woman Killed With Kindness, Macbeth (all Northern Broadsides); Anthony And Cleopatra, The Flag, Casement (Moving Theatre); Mother Courage And Her Children (National Theatre); The Mortal Ash, Pond Life (Bush Theatre).

Television credits include: Silent Witness (BBC); The Bill (ITV); If... (BBC ); In Denial Of Murder (Hat Trick Productions); The Guardian (Meridian TV); Casualty (BBC); Grange Hill (Mersey TV); Doctors(BBC); Coronation Street as Danny Hargreaves (series regular - 2 years) (Granada); Holby City (BBC); Joe Brand TV Show (Channel X); Dalziel And Pascoe (BBC); Picking Up The Pieces (Carlton); Stone Cold(BBC); The Grand (Granada); One For The Road (Channel X); Harry (Union Pictures); Families(Granada).

Film credits include: When Did You Last See Your Father (Father Features Ltd)

For further Actor's Choices:

An Actor's Choice No. 1 - Grant O'Rourke

An Actor's Choice No. 2 - Caroline Dyega

An Actor's Choice No. 3 - Irene MacDougall

An Actor's Choice No. 4 - Emily Winter

An Actor's Choice No. 5 - Leah Byrne

An Actor's Choice No. 6 - Barrie Hunter

An Actor's Choice No. 7 - Annie Louise Ross

An Actor's Choice No. 8 - Liz Ewing

An Actor's Choice No. 9 - Matthew Hinchliffe

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