5 Questions with Claire Lovering

claireloveringWhat is your favourite swear word?
Lord Voldemort. No matter how many times you say it aloud, it still feels naughty.

What are you wearing?
A singlet and sarong… I’ve been lying on a hammock all afternoon pretending I’m on a tropical island. It worked surprisingly well, and it’s cheaper than flights to Barbados.

What is love?
It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around. (Works best when read by Hugh Grant.)

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
Is This Thing On? at Belvoir. It was brilliant. I can’t remember the last time I laughed that much at the theatre. I give it 4 and a half stars. I will deduct half a star because I sat in the front row and due to my irrational fear of audience participation I spent a good 96% of the show terrified I’d be picked on.

Is your new show going to be any good?
It better be; I’ve had to learn to play the xylophone for it… I say that like it’s been forced upon me, but I wrote the show so I only have myself to blame.

How Lord Voldemort is that?!

Claire Lovering is performing in her own one-woman show, River.
Show dates: 18 – 23 Nov, 2014
Show venue: The Old 505 Theatre