Our brand new People’s Company production, All Your Gold opened on Friday night. Over the weekend we are speaking to members of the cast about the production and getting some exciting behind-the-scenes insight into creating a new production.
Next up, we sat with Emma Owens, who plays Jasmine in the show.
Hi Emma. So tell us, why did you get involved with this People’s Company production?
I saw an advert for the audition on Facebook, and as I read on I realised what a cool idea it was. I really wanted to be involved in a show that was written around the cast, rather than fitting a cast into ready-made molds of characters, and I think it’s worked fantastically well.
What is All Your Gold about?
At its heart it’s about a woman struggling to remember what her purpose is, so she throws herself a living wake. But built around that is a community of intricate lives all trying to figure out their own worth too…
…It’s a comedy I swear.
How have you found the rehearsal process? Have there been any surprises or unexpected challenges?
It’s been great! It’s amazing to get the chance to work with such a large cast and we all bounce off of each other so well.
But with that has come challenges: it’s sometimes hard to dedicate time to an intimate scene between two people when there’s 20 other actors that need that same attention.
And there’s only so many hours in the day we can rehearse!
What are your hopes for production week?
I’m hoping it’ll go smoothly! I think once we see the set and really get the feel of a closed garden party it’ll really take things up a notch.
What do you hope to come away from the process having gained? What’s next for you?
I went into this process pretty fresh from my drama degree at uni, and because of that I’ve mainly worked with people my own age. It’s been amazing to work with a massive variety of people of all ages and has given me a fresh new perspective when approaching acting. After this I’ll be continuing to audition for drama schools to continue my education.
Who should come and see the show?
Anyone wanting to see a heartfelt comedy of errors and a story that keeps you guessing the whole way. I honestly can’t recommend it enough.
All Your Gold runs until tonight, Sunday 30th June, at 7.45pm. Limited tickets available so don’t miss your chance to see the show.