Kevin McNally Will be the Next Guest in Playbox Theatre’s Chatterbox Series

Kevin McNally Playbox Theatres Chatterbox
Kevin McNally Playbox Theatres Chatterbox

Playbox Theatre continues its Chatterbox series this Friday with guest Kevin McNally.  The ongoing series of online interviews with renowned performers and artists from across the world is hosted via ZOOM Webinar.  100 participants, predominantly members of Playbox Theatre, will be able to take part in the interviews via a live Q&A with the panellists.

Kevin McNally  is a graduate of RADA and is one of only three actors to appear in all five PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN films as Joshamee Gibbs. His other film and TV credits include: JOHNNY ENGLISH, THE CROWN, CATHERINE THE GREAT (with Helen Mirren), FLEABAG, DOWNTON ABBEY, VALKYRIE (with Tom Cruise) and SUPERNATURAL. His theatre work includes: HAMLET (with Jude Law), HAY FEVER (with Olivia Coleman), and most recently he took the title in KING LEAR (Globe Theatre).

As well as allowing young people the opportunity to engage with the wider arts community during this period of isolation, viewers will be able to donate to Playbox Theatre to support the work they do and to help them through this period of financial instability.

Previous guests have included Juliet Stevenson, Paapa Essiedu and Niamh Walsh.

The interviews will be hosted by Playbox Associate Artist, Alumni and actor Calum Finlay. He said: “Playbox Theatre was, and continues to be, an incredible resource for young people who have an interest in the arts – whether you want to act, work backstage, make films or join the circus, Playbox has a workshop that can help you explore those ambitions. The training I received nearly 15 years ago was fundamental in me achieving a place at LAMDA and continuing to work as an actor. I hope these interviews will inspire young people in isolation as well as introduce the fantastic work Playbox does to a wider audience.”

The company’s Artistic Director, Emily Quash, added: “It is incredibly important to all of us at Playbox Theatre that our young people stay creatively charged, engaged and feel able to develop their skills and knowledge during this unusual time. We’re inspired by the explosion of positive interaction that we’re seeing amongst our own community, and the wider world, in terms of ‘virtual’ interaction, as this shared experience is undertaken. As a young people’s theatre, our members are perfectly placed and fully energised to seize the opportunities that are arising from the current crisis. We are excited at the potential these new, online interviews have to inspire and inform, not only our own membership, but also the wider community experiencing isolation. What a fantastic opportunity to share such immediate contact with artists with a wealth of exciting experience. We can’t wait!”

All details of how to participate in Chatterbox will be published weekly on Playbox’s Twitter account or you’ll be able to register via: https://www.playboxtheatre.com/chatterbox. The live stream will be hosted via YouTube on Playbox’s channel.

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