Q’s with the cast of Government Inspector: Amanda Lawrence

Amanda Lawrence & Julian Barratt in rehearsal

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.

Favourite word?
At the moment –  shrew.

Proudest moment?
Opening night on The Globe stage.

If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
Trees.

If 28 hour days existed, what would you do with the extra four hours?
Cook and swim.

Favourite holiday?
Inter-railing across Europe when I was 18 and Mexico in 2006 for Day Of The Dead.

Weirdest quirk?
DIY haircuts.

Favourite play?
There are so many, it’s impossible to say.

If you had one super power, what would it be?
To fly.

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!

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3 thoughts on “Q’s with the cast of Government Inspector: Amanda Lawrence

  1. Saw Amanda Lawrence last night at Warwick Arts Centre and her performance was simply great. I love it when you see an actress or actor who has ‘IT’. From the moment she came on stage she was fizzing with this eccentric, frusty postmaster character and together with the moustache and twinkling eyes it was great. That’s acting and a half !

  2. I saw this production at The Young Vic and the performance I’ll remember is that of Amanda Lawrence as the postmaster – brilliant!

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