Gorton lass Althea Burey takes on the role of The Gruffalo’s Child in the live stage play of the same name. We chatted to her before she treads The Lowry boards on Fri 9 – Sun 11 November 2018.
Who do you play in The Gruffalo’s Child and what attracted you to the character?
I play the Gruffalo’s Child. I was attracted to the role because she reminds me a lot of the child that I wished I could be when I was younger! She’s so cheeky and daring! I wish I had a bit more of the courage that she has!
What is your favourite part of the show?
That is a tricky one. When I’m playing mouse, I love to sing Mouse’s song because I love how it shows another side to her, but when I am the Gruffalo’s Child my favourite song to perform is Fox’s song because it’s so jam packed, but then I love Stick With Me which is The Gruffalo’s Child’s song. I think it is safe to say that I love all the songs
The Gruffalo’s Child shows how brave she is by leaving her cave, but what is the bravest thing you’ve ever done?
The bravest thing I’ve ever done is moving to Colchester in Essex to do my degree. Moving out of your parents’ house is a big thing, but to move across the country away from all your friends and family is a whole different thing altogether (I am originally from Manchester). I’m very proud that I managed to stick it out and fend for myself.
Where are you most excited to go on The Gruffalo’s Child tour?
I’m really looking forward to going to all the places I’ve never been to before! I love a good adventure me! Obviously, I’m most excited to go to the best city in the world, my hometown Manchester, you can’t beat your home comforts!
What should families expect from the show?
Families should expect to be taken on a wonderful journey of courage and discovery with the Gruffalo’s Child. Be prepared to laugh out loud!
‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ is brought to The Lowry by Tall Stories theatre company. The show will run at the Salford venue Fri 9 – Sun 11 November 2018. For more information and tickets visit the website or call box office on 0843 208 6000.