What's In My Dressing Room? – Speech and Debate's Patsy Ferran

The actress takes us backstage at Trafalgar Studios

Patsy Ferran
Patsy Ferran
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Patsy Ferran's previous theatre credits include Treasure Island (National Theatre), The Merchant of Venice (RSC) and Blithe Spirit (Gielgud Theatre). She is currently starring alongside Douglas Booth in Speech and Debate at Trafalgar Studios.

She took us backstage at the theatre to show us what she keeps in her dressing room.

The Script

PF: "My script/bible/brain. Every note, thought, doodle made during the rehearsal process is in this book. Without it, I wouldn't have a clue."

The Pot Plant

PF: "My potted daffodils given to me by Nat (costume supervisor) on press night. Accessorised with a paper flower and a fitting Speech and Debate badge."

The Mug

PF: "My dressing room mug (originally chosen ironically, but now grown an attachment to it) which holds emergency chocolate, a sharpie pen and some disposable cutlery. You never know."

The Make-Up

PF: "My make-up station. Believe me, without it, it can get scary."

The Card

PF: "Press night card from one of my best friends. She has unfailingly homemade her press night cards for me since my very first job and I just love them! One day I'll get them framed."

The Comrade

PF: "My dressing room comrade: Charlotte Lucas. This photo says it all. An absolute rockstar"

Click here to watch our video with the cast of Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate runs at Trafalgar Studios until 1 April.