20 Questions With... Ladykillers star Simon Day
Simon Day, best known for his many roles on TV sketch show The Fast Show, plays Major Courtney in the new cast of WhatsOnStage Award-winning comedy The Ladykillers, which returns to the West End tonight (9 July)
Where did you grow up?
Blackheath in east London
What were you like as a child?
A bed wetting genius
What made you want to become a performer?
If you hadn't become a comedian, what might you have done professionally?
Become a singer or a rapper
Where were your biggest influences?
Pretty much everything in the cinema and on television
First big break?
Vic Reeves Big Night Out [in 1990]
All of them
What was the first thing you saw on stage that had a big impact on you?
And the last?
Have you always been a fan of The Ladykillers?
For those who don't know it, what's the story?
A load of dodgy robbers hide out in an old lady's house
How did you go about making the role of Major Courtney your own?
By making my own mistakes
Favourite line in the show?
"It looked like a starving baby in a sock"
What's your favourite post-show hang out?
How do you unwind?
If you could swap places with anyone for a day, who would it be?
My Ladykillers co-star Ralf Little
Who's your acting/comedy idol?
Rififi [1955 French crime drama]
Will The Fast Show ever return?
A new project for BBC4
The Ladykillers opens at the Vaudeville Theatre tonight (9 July 2013, previews from 29 June) and is currently booking until 26 October
Come on our hosted WhatsOnStage Outing on 11 July 2013 and get your top-price ticket, a FREE programme, a FREE poster and access to our EXCLUSIVE post-show Q&A with cast all for £35.00! Click here for details