A co-production between the Royal Shakespeare Company and amateur companies across the UK

This is an arrangement developed between the RSC and Equity

Roger Lloyd-Jones

Roger is a member of the Poulton Drama Group and is playing the part of Starveling

Party Trick:

No party trick. I hope that there is a guitar available and then I can lead some singing.

What would your Midsummer night costume be?

Not sure. Perhaps Robin is not such a good tailor and would be wearing some of his own creations. I’m thinking in modern day, trousers could be ill fitting and at half mast. He would not want to drawer attention to himself but somehow fails.

Favourite Shakespeare play:

Henry V. I once attended a leadership course structured around the Hal’s leadership qualities. The management consultant, delivering the course, had been a professional actor and read some of the relevant speeches. It was very powerful, instructive and reaffirming.

What do you have on your toast?

Honey. Preferably Manuka.

Wildest Dream?

To play rugby for Wales. I once dreamt that I ran on the pitch to play for Wales. My position was Hooker. The ref blew for the first scrum. I ran to take up my position, arms held up to slot in between the two props to find there were two us. I was asked if I would mind leaving the field. I was actually playing rugby then. I am sixty one now and still not over it.

Shoe size?


Tea or coffee?

Both. I allow myself two coffees and half a gallon of tea.

Quill or Ballpoint?


What would your Halloween costume be?

We attend a fancy dress every NY’s Eve. My mission is always to avoid hiring and spending money. Godfather and my namesake Indiana Jones are favourites. The cowboy I have to admit has been a bit overdone.

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Why Not?

The venue

Blackpool Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre was opened on July 23, 1894, by Thomas Sergenson, Blackpool’s first successful theatrical manager.

Sergenson immediately dubbed the theatre ‘Matcham’s Masterpiece’, a title that is even more merited now that there are few surviving examples of the work of Frank Matcham, the leading Victorian theatre architect.