Here is the first of our interviews with the Springers AOD “Made in Dagenham” Cast:
Introducing Deborah Anderson – Beryl
TL: Hi Deborah, Can you tell me a bit about Beryl?
Deborah: She quite down to earth shall we say, a bit rough but very protective of Rita but she is the one who is up for a fight and she swears a lot. I’ve had to learn a whole new set of vocabulary which I’ve never used before in my life!
TL: How do you think it Compares to other musicals
Deborah: I like a lot of the women’s harmonies, it’s a bit like ‘Bad Girls – the Musical’ which I’ve been in before because it’s got a similar feel musically. It’s not your traditional Oklahoma by any means, it’s an ensemble piece which is really nice with so many characters and lots of big chorus numbers.
TL: So, what attracted you to being in the show?
Deborah: I went to see it and loved it and then when I knew we were doing it, I really wanted to play Beryl. Basically, because I played the Vicars wife in the last show we did and this is completely different. I just thought what a great show with a chance to move about a bit but not too much and I like the character.
TL: What’s the best part of the show so far?
Deborah: I love the music rehearsals because I love learning the harmonies and I’ve never seen so many men in a springers show in a line – and that’s great!
The show runs from 13th – 16th June at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford. http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/ theatres