We first worked with Becky on our original production of Three Wise Monkeys. Becky is a brilliant performer, musician and qualified BSL interpreter and has also been helping us to produce this new project. A huge thank you to her for working so hard to make this project happen!
What is your favourite children’s story and why?
‘The Pudding Like a Night on the Sea’ by Ann Cameron, because it always made me so happy to read when I was little. It was descriptive, funny, and at times made me a bit scared – the sign of a brilliant story, I reckon.
If you could be any character from a fairytale, who would you be?
Robin Hood – especially right now…I’d pop down to Downing Street and see if I could have a chat about equality and human rights.
What’s your favourite musical instrument?
This is a really difficult one, as I love different instruments for different reasons. If I had to choose, I think I would say drums. I’m a wind player, so I don’t have much experience of playing percussion myself, but I find it very evocative, and there are so many different types of drums that they’re wonderfully versatile.
Where did you grow up, and what encouraged you to do the job you do now?
I grew up in Cornwall, with a very supportive family who drove me to Devon each week for youth theatre. I always knew I wanted to work in the arts, and when I was 19 I met the Cornish Deaf Community. Their effervescence, patience and generosity were very influential, and I began learning BSL; qualifying as an interpreter in 2011 (Becky Allen RSLI). I’m now very lucky to combine working as a performer, theatre maker and interpreter.