5 Questions with Stephen Anderson

stephenandersonWhat is your favourite swear word?
Flip. I’m currently rehearsing with two brilliant twelve year old actors, so I’ve really tried to cut down on swearing in front of them. It’s been fucking difficult.

What are you wearing?
A black latex catsuit. I’m on my way to rehearse with the twelve year olds.

What is love?
According to a lyric from Falsettos, “Love is crazy. Love is often boring. Love stinks. Love is pretty often debris. Love reads like a bad biography. Love is blind.” So there’s that question answered.

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter by Kneehigh. 4 stars. I left in awe of the wit, charm, heart and theatricality.

Is your new show going to be any good?
I certainly think so. It’s beautiful, poignant and deeply funny. It’s a family drama about love, forgiveness and negotiating adulthood. It’s about relationships – gay, straight and in-between. Full of brilliant songs, it’s also performed by a talented, delightful and almost shockingly attractive cast. And me.

Stephen Anderson is appearing in Falsettos, from Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s 2014 season and part of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014 festival.
Show dates: 7 Feb – 16 Mar, 2014
Show venue: Eternity Playhouse