5 Questions with Alexander Butt

alexbuttWhat is your favourite swear word?

What are you wearing?
Boxer shorts and a doona. Obviously I’m sitting in a cafe doing some work.

What is love?
Love is unconditional. Until you come home early from work one day…

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
Beached at The Griffin. 3 stars. I thought it really sucked you in and packed a punch, Kate Mulvany was terrific and really showcased her versatility. For some reason every show I see with live feed has technical issues when I see it (Measure For Measure, The Hoax) and Beached was no exception.

Is your new show going to be any good?
The script is fantastic and it is a role Nick was born to play. I don’t think there are many actors in Australia that could pull this show off. I am blown away in the rehearsal room as I meet the characters he is bringing to life, it will be a terrific showcase of his skills and a fun night out.

Alexander Butt is directing Fully Committed, part of Sydney Fringe 2013.
Show dates: 26 – 28 Sep, 2013
Show venue: New Theatre

Update: The show is revived at The Old Fitzroy, 24 Feb – 1 Mar, 2014.