Meet the Director of RAVENSCROFT – Madeleine Stout

madeleineWhat is your role on the production? I’m the director

What is your background in theatre? At Walterdale?  I’ve been acting from a young age and started directing a few years ago and never looked back. Most recently, I co-directed FAITH at the 2014 StageStruck One Act Festival which was held at the Walterdale.

Why did you want to direct Ravenscroft I really love the script’s exploration of truth and the nature of reality. It’s something I spend a lot of time thinking about myself. I’ve worked on a couple Don Nigro’s plays previously and I love how he creates scripts driven by a cast of vivid and dynamic characters and it’s really a pleasure to see them come to life onstage. I also thought the script would work perfectly for the Walterdale, with it’s range of female parts and mix of genres and themes.

It’s a mystery… what’s your favourite mystery movie/play/book and why?  I’ve always loved the Sherlock Holmes stories, Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation of mystery and solution is really marvellous. But I’ve also got mention Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None,  it’s definitely one of my all-time favourite books.

If you were in the Game of Clue, Who/Where/With What would be your preferred murder method?  Professor Plum in the Ballroom with the Knife.

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