LIVER­MORE EVERMORE

The great roles

Time Out (Sydney) - - THEATRE & DANCE -

HAIR (1969)

“I played Berger af­ter I pestered my way into the show. My sis­ter was in it, and I thought it was go­ing to be a pile of rub­bish, but when I saw it I was cap­ti­vated by the freedom on that stage.”

THE ROCKY HOR­ROR SHOW (1974)

“That was very much about get­ting off the stage and down among the au­di­ence, if nec­es­sary. If they weren’t re­act­ing the way my Frank N Furter thought they ought to re­act, I’d get down and slap them about a bit.”

BETTY BLOKK BUSTER FOL­LIES (1975)

“Un­til I played Betty Blokk Buster, do­ing a one-man show had never re­ally crossed my mind. But af­ter Rocky, I was able to use my skill in di­rect com­mu­ni­ca­tion with an au­di­ence.”

BARNUM (1982)

“I was in Lon­don and my show [ Sa­cred Cow] had flopped. Then I got a call. Would I like to play PT Barnum in Australia and would I like to see it in New York? I said ‘yes, but could I fly over on Con­corde?’ There was a ter­rific in­take of breath but they said yes.”

MY FAIR LADY (2016)

“Doolit­tle was a great ex­pe­ri­ence for me. I used to lis­ten to the orig­i­nal Broad­way cast record­ing as a young man and I never thought that one day I would meet and be di­rected by Julie An­drews.”

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