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

This is an arrangement developed between the RSC and Equity

Tony Stone

Tony is a member of the Poulton Drama Group and is the group’s director

Party Trick:

None really, although after sufficient alcohol my singing tends to start.

What would your Midsummer night costume be?

A fairy.

Favourite Shakespeare play:

The Merchant of Venice

What do you have on your toast?

Flora

Wildest Dream?

Direct a West End Production

Shoe size?

9

Tea or coffee?

Tea

Quill or Ballpoint?

Ballpoint

What would your Halloween costume be?

Darth Vader

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Yes

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.