Georgina Leonidas talks of starring in Poirot play
Recently, Georgina Leonidas (Katie Bell) has taken to theater stages around the UK as she stars in Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee, the only play featuring the famous fictional detective Hercule Poirot. The synopsis for said play is as follows:
The plot follows a group of characters at an English country estate belonging to eccentric inventor Sir Claud Amory. But his murder and the theft of his new earth[-]shattering formula leaves the characters fighting to prove their innocence.
Leonidas plays Italian Lucia Amory, Sir Amory’s daughter-in-law and the first to be blamed for the murder. In a recent interview with the Evening Express, she gives a brief description of her character and what it’s like to portray her:
She’s a wonderful character to play and has a rich back story [that] you can really get your teeth into. She’s a very strong woman and quick thinking on her feet, and she keeps her cards close to her chest.
Like a lot of other actors and actresses, Georgina is excited to perform in front of a live audience and expresses just what it feels like:
There’s nothing quite like the buzz you get before you walk out live on stage. You have to be concentrating and really make the character yours. There’s a great energy in the theatre that you don’t really get in film and TV.
She continues by describing her theater experience, stating,
Each night is different, which is really exciting because you’re constantly reacting to what the other characters do and say.
Rather than being monotonous for us, it feels fresh every single night. Obviously, the plot remains the same, but you might get a slightly different reaction from a character, which evokes a different response.
The next stop on the tour is at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen, the play starting its stint there tomorrow and staying there until Saturday (October 25). About visiting the Scottish city, Georgina says,
I’ve never been before, so I’m really looking forward to it – although I’ve been told I’ll need to bring a couple of [sweaters], so I need to go shopping.
Also starring in the play is British actor James Durr, whose role as the Belgian detective was a rule of “perfect casting,” according to Georgina. A list of the play’s stops after Aberdeen can be found here.
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