Meet Katie Edwards! She’s graced the Lighthouse stage as Grace in RUM RUNNERS and as Danny in ONE MOMENT but she’s very excited to be starring in Lighthouse Festival’s first Pantomime of Jack and the Beanstalk. We chatted about what she does before going on stage, why she wanted to be involved in our pantomime and how she’s similar/different from her character.
Lighthouse Festival (LF): Why did you want to be involved in this production?
Katie Edwards (KE): I’ve had the privilege of performing with Jonny Ellul two times throughout my career. I think he is one of the kindest and most creative artists I’ve ever worked with. So, when I heard that Jonny was directing a panto at the Lighthouse, all I could think was, “That show is going to be so much fun. I have to be a part of it!”
(LF): What’s the last thing you do before you step out on stage/the curtain goes up?
(KE): I recite any monologues I have in the show to make sure I haven’t forgotten any lines!
(LF): How is your character like you? Different?
(KE): I think the princess and I are quite similar, as we both like to fight for marginalized communities and we love the great outdoors. How are we different? Alas, I am not royalty, nor am I trained in hand-to-hand combat, sword fighting, ju jitsu and karate.
(LF): If you had a magic wand, what show would you do next?
(KE): Definitely Urinetown!
(LF): What sort of person is going to love this show?
(KE): Anyone of any age who enjoys funny, musical entertainment.