The press reviews have started to tumble in and I’ve received fairly fabulous responses so far, even though I’m ignoring them, well, mostly. You can click this link to read the reviews about my performance (along with the other members of the company)
As you can see, below, I’m still bonding with the Director, Andrew Hilton. He was very pleased with this review: ‘….there’s no denying that the dog is well directed.’ (The Arts Desk)
But my best friend is Merlin. His human, Lisa Kay, plays Silvia. Merlin and I have great fun together backstage, he helps me with my costume, each evening and in return I share my secret stash of Chorizo (which I keep well hidden from the other actors).
‘Much is made at the beginning of the play of an important meeting between my character Lucetta and Crab, Launce’s dog played by Lollio. You never actually see this event taking place, but it is described in graphic detail, and Lollio and I did think long and hard about whether we should improvise this encounter, as it is a key turning point in the story, but decided between us that it might be too upsetting for both of us. Lollio is after all, the ultimate professional and perfect canine gentleman, and I’m not at all bitter or twisted about the spontaneous rounds of applause and laughter that his appearance seems to inspire on a nightly basis.’
(Nicky Goldie as Lucetta)
And I’ve had many press enquiries about my pedigree – my mother was a black Labrador and my dad was a cross between a Border Collie (hence the intelligence) and a Lurcher or Whippet.