You may recognize Amanda Lawrence from… Kneehigh Theatre’s Brief Encounters (West End), The Wooden Frock and Tristan & Yseult (National Theater) or Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII at Shakespeare’s Globe. Or you may have seen her in Woody Allen’s new film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger or on telly – Little Dorritt, Doctor Who and Above Suspicion!
Tell us about your character
The Post Master is interestingly corrupt and controlling, but also naive. He is a man who opens people’s post and reads the contents – if it’s really good he keeps the letter for himself. He is enthralled by what people write to each other – he’s kind of a geek in this respect. If people send money in the post- he keeps that too.
At the moment – shrew.
Opening night on The Globe stage.
If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
If 28 hour days existed, what would you do with the extra four hours?
Cook and swim.
Inter-railing across Europe when I was 18 and Mexico in 2006 for Day Of The Dead.
There are so many, it’s impossible to say.
If you had one super power, what would it be?
Favourite midnight snack?
A Cornish pasty.
Government Inspector runs from 3 June – 9 July. To see Amanda star alongside The Mighty Boosh‘s Julian Barratt, Smack the Pony‘s Doon Mackichan, Young Vic’s The Glass Menagerie‘s Kyle Soller plus many others… buy your tickets now!