WOS Radio: Mackichan & co at Jumpy Q&A
Billed as a "frank and funny family drama questioning parental anxieties and life after fifty", the play centres on Hilary, played by Greig, former Greenham Common radical, who now finds herself mainly protesting against her promiscuous teenage daughter and shop-owner husband.
Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Amanda Root, Seline Hizli, Doon Mackichan and Bel Powley. Photo: Rosie Bannister The cast talked about the portrayal of adolescents in the play, and Bel Powley told us how her friends had reacted to seeing her character’s behavior. The cast talked about how teenagers have changed throughout the generations, and made some predictions as to how future generations will be.
Amanda Root and Doon Mackichan also talked about the portrayal of the older generation in the play, and the dynamics of mother-daughter relationships. Ben Lloyd-Hughes also talked about the portrayal of men in the play.
The cast talked about how different people have reacted to Jumpy, and many of our audience gave their own views on the characters. Finally, Doon Mackichan revealed all about her infamous pony dance in the show, and Ben Lloyd-Hughes almost gave us a demonstration!
To listen to the Q&A, which was hosted by Theo Bosanquet, click the 'play' button below; or to subscribe and download from iTunes, click here.
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- by Rosie Bannister