Stage is a happy home while Ray’s away from TV
veteran says he couldn’t be happier to be back on stage playing the role of outback mechanic Bob in the 10th anniversary tour of musical
“It’s a lot of fun out on that stage,” he said. “It’s a very different feeling to being in front of the camera, and I love them both the same.
‘’Of course, there’s less room for error. Once the gun goes off, that’s it.
‘’If something goes wrong, you have to think on your feet to keep the momentum going. It’s not like on set, where you can just shoot the scene again.
“And I love the immediate response you get from the audience. It’s unbeatable.”
Having played the role at various times throughout his career since 2007, Meagher is familiar with the script, which he says has been useful when working with a new production team.
“Each time I’ve played the role, it’s been slightly different, which keeps it refreshing, but it’s nice to have that familiarity.”
Yesterday fellow actors Emily Symons and Radovich (above with Meagher) touched down in Brisbane to attend the matinee show at QPAC.
Speaking to Confidential, Symons said they were missing Meagher on the
set. “We’re holding down the fort, but missing him terribly,” she said. playing at QPAC until November 4.
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