New Young Vic short film launched today – Bed Trick, inspired by The Changeling

Sinead Matthews in Bed Trick, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins

Sinead Matthews in Bed Trick, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins

Joe Hill-Gibbins, director of our sold-out hit productions of The Changeling, has written and directed a new short film inspired by the play.  Watch it now and read more from Joe in The Guardian about his experience.

Check out our other short films, coproduced with The Guardian, here.

Plus see behind the scenes photos on Facebook!

Bed Trick is sponsored by Bloomberg.
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The Changeling… behind the scenes

We dropped into The Changeling rehearsals – here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes.

Grab a ticket for The Changeling – now extended until 22 December.

Photos by Keith Pattison.

11 Questions with the cast of The Changeling: Howard Ward

Howard Ward

Tell us about your character.

Vermandero is an angry, passionate man.

Favourite word?

Family.

Proudest moment?

Having a family.

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

Light dusting.

Favourite holiday?

The last one, and the next one!

Weirdest quirk?

Talking out loud to myself in public.

Favourite play?

The one I’m doing at the moment.

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

The power to take away undeserved bonuses from overpaid people.

Do you have any regrets?

Nothing to speak of.

Favourite midnight snack?

Crumpets.

What were you doing at 17?

Doing my A levels, playing rugby and training to be a potter.

11 Questions with the cast of The Changeling: Charlotte Lucas

Charlotte Lucas. Credit: Johan Persson

Tell us about your character.

I play two characters – Diaphanta and Isabelle.  Diaphanta is Beatrice-Joanna’s lady in waiting and Isabelle is married to Alibius. They are both victims of circumstance.

Favourite word?

Belisha beacon.

Proudest moment?

Watching my dad get a BAFTA.

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

Learn more.

Favourite holiday?

Cuba.

Weirdest quirk?

Lighting candles as soon as I get up in the morning.

Favourite play?

Don’t have one.

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

To make Henry Lloyd-Hughes zip it when I say so.

Do you have any regrets?

Not yet.

Favourite midnight snack?

Corned beef sandwich with English mustard.

What were you doing at 17?

Suffering with glandular fever.

11 Questions with the cast of The Changeling: Alex Beckett

Tell us about your character.

I play two characters – Lollio, who is in charge of the fools at the madhouse, and Jasperino, Alsemero’s right hand man.

Favourite word?

I’m useless with words.  They’d all be swear words.

Proudest moment?

I don’t think I’ve ever felt 100% proud of myself – not in a bad way, just haven’t.

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

Attend a butchery course.

Favourite holiday?

Haven’t been on it yet.  Lots of lovely ones, but couldn’t choose a favourite.

Weirdest quirk?

All volumes of stereos and TVs must be on an even number.

Favourite play?

Too many, but if I could only have one: Good by C P Taylor.

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

Time travel.

Do you have any regrets?

Yes…

Favourite midnight snack?

Cheese & Branston Pickle.

What were you doing at 17?

Learning to drive in Wales.  Falling in and out of love.  Learning to smoke.

11 Questions with the cast of The Changeling: Jessica Raine

Tell us about your character.

Beatrice-Joanna, or BJ as everyone has taken to calling her, is in love with the wrong man.  She is clever and lusty and murderous.  Great combination.

Favourite word?

Imagination.

Proudest moment?

I was very proud of a lemon drizzle cake that I recently made.  And I suppose getting into RADA.

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

I would love to say I would become fluent in French, thus enabling me to star in fantastic French films.  I’d probably just nap a bit more.

Favourite holiday?

I fell in love with New York last year.

Weirdest quirk?

Pretending to be someone else for a living.

Favourite play?

Why, The Changeling of course.

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

It would be fun to fly.

Do you have any regrets?

Probably, but there’s not much point.  Onwards and upwards.

Favourite midnight snack?

Something involving cheese.  Melty cheese.  Mmmmmm…..

What were you doing at 17?

Worrying.

11 Questions with the cast of The Changeling: Danny Cerqueira

Tell us about your character.

He’s called Deflores. He is in love with Beatrice Joanna, who thinks he’s disgusting, but he will still do anything for her in the hope that she will love him.

Favourite word?

Genau (German for ‘exactly’).

Proudest moment?

Learning to drive a pony and trap for The Woman In Black and being allowed to drive it in the actual film.

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

Learn something.

Favourite holiday?

Hitching from Paris to Berlin to climb the wall in 1989.

Weirdest quirk?

Talking to myself.

Favourite play?

Long Day’s Journey Into Night .

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

I would be invisible.

Do you have any regrets?

No.

Favourite midnight snack?

Cheesy toast.

What were you doing at 17?

I had left home and was working in a hotel.