Caleb Roberts stars in I Think We Are Alone, the centrepiece in a year’s worth of activity marking Frantic Assembly’s 25th anniversary – it will head out on an extensive UK tour beginning on 3 February at Theatre Royal Plymouth.
Caleb Roberts recently appeared in Headlong’s Richard III and She Ventures and He Wins at the Young Vic– he plays Manny, a young boy on the brink of flying the nest walking a fine line with his mother who desperately wants him to thrive but is struggling to let him go.
You’re starring in Frantic Assembly’s I Think We Are Alone, what can you tell us about it?
It’s a story about people wanting to connect. And the consequences you can face by shutting out people in your life that you’re desperate to connect to.
How would you describe your character?
A hard worker. Thoughtful. A growing man.
What has impressed you the most about Sally Abbott’s writing?
The thing that’s impressed me most is how accurate it is to real life. Which is an obvious thing to say but, I think that many audience members would be able to relate to something in the show, which is great!
Tell us about working with co-directors, Kathy Burke and Scott Graham?
It’s a lot of fun, they have a very different way of getting their point across but both of them are incredibly clear and really guide us to try and find the root of our character’s turmoil. They both have a very similar opinion on what makes good theatre but they have a slightly different way of getting there which is really exciting and useful. They compliment each other beautifully.
What are you looking forward to most about heading out on tour?
Visiting all the different cities and getting to perform in all of those wonderful theatres around the country.
What would you say to anyone thinking of coming to see I Think We Are Alone?
I hope you enjoy it.
Main Image: Caleb Roberts, I Think We Are Alone in Rehearsals. Photo Tristram Kenton.