5 Questions with Craig Meneaud

craigmeneaudWhat is your favourite swear word?
Probably ‘bloody’ – it’s such a versatile, common-use, utility swear word that I no doubt end up using everyday in relation to something or other. Plus it’s quite OK to use in everyday conversation, hardly anyone would be offended by it.

What are you wearing?
My knock-about jeans that fit me so very well after years of clinging to my form. Also a striped polo shirt with a front breast pocket on the left-hand side. Have never used the pocket but a mate just mentioned to me how good shirt pockets are. Am yet to find out.

What is love?
I’m reminded of a John Lennon lyric, “Love is real, real is love. Love is feeling, feeling love. Love is reaching, reaching love”.

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
All My Sons at the Eternity Playhouse. Beautiful, heart-wrenching and studied, truthful performances. 4/5

Is your new show going to be any good?
I think so. I reckon the plays themes of a common humanity and standing up for what you believe still resonate very soundly today. I’d like to say we’ve done a pretty good job of translating those themes into a living and breathing reality on the stage.

Craig Meneaud is appearing in To Kill A Mockingbird, from New Theatre’s 2014 season.
Show dates: 18 Mar – 19 Apr, 2014
Show venue: New Theatre