Tré Medley stars in Omnibus Theatre’s production of Charlie Dupré’s Compositor E as part of the theatre’s 10th Birthday Season.
Set in a print shop working on what would become Shakespeare’s First Folio, Compositor E is presented in line with the 400th anniversary of its printing. Artistic Director Marie McCarthy directs Tré Medley (John Leason), Kaffe Keating (Isaac Jaggard) and David Monteith (Richard Bardolph).
Running until 7 October, Compositor E explores the many unlikely fingerprints that write and re-write history. Dupré’s play follows 17-year-old apprentice typesetter, John, working on a commission of Shakespeare’s first-ever complete works as he processes his turbulent upbringing.
You’re starring in Compositor E at Omnibus Theatre, what can you tell us about the show?
It’s a show with a lot of emotion, each character has clear intentions throughout the whole play, its will be a real roller coaster.
What was it about this play that made you want to be a part of it?
I really like working on Shakespeare and a play where they’re focusing on creating the first folio is exciting.
You’re playing John Leason, what are you looking forward to most about playing this character?
He goes on a journey of emotions and it’s exciting as an actor to be able to play a character with so much challenges.
And what do you think will be the biggest challenge?
Probably the wonderfully amazing text, it’s got a lovely rhythm so you have to make sure you’re saying every line correctly.
How does it feel to be part of Omnibus Theatre’s 10th Birthday season?
It’s a huge privilege being part of the 10th year, The Omnibus Theatre is amazing, the team (Family), atmosphere, the building and the shows.
What would you say to anyone thinking of booking to see Compositor E?
Make sure you book your tickets ASAP!