Ahead of their debut show, LEGO Beach, we sat down with INKBLOC Ensemble to discover a little more about this year’s Made in Bristol troupe.
Here we caught up with Amy to find out all about her Bristol Old Vic theatre background.
What you have been involved in at the Bristol Old Vic and outside of Made in Bristol?
Back in 2013 I did a work experience placement at Bristol Old Vic. The next time I was back was in 2015 when I played the role of Ann in the Young Company show Life Raft that was directed by Melly Still. This led me to discover the Made in Bristol program, and here I am!
Where have you studied?
Last Summer I completed my final year of A-Levels in Theatre and Performance, English Literature and Geography. I have also trained at the National Youth Theatre as an actor.
What is this year for you?
This is my gap year before I enter the world of university education. I wanted to utilise the opportunity to experience setting up a company and work with amazing people to do so, with the intention of carrying this on into future. I want to explore a variety of different theatrical ideas and styles by creating a show from scratch.
Favourite thing about Made in Bristol/INKBLOC?
I find it amazing how we devise as a twelve strong ensemble and are able to making decisions and explore all together to create work and build our company. I love when we are creatively bouncing off each other, saying yes to everything in order to explore all possibilities.
Plans for the future?
From October I will begin studying at Central School of Speech and Drama on the Applied Theatre and Education BA (Hons). I would love to continue with INKBLOC after our July show and grow the company with more exciting projects. My aim is to ultimately become a professional creative producer.
Tell us something interesting?
I am splitting my time between Bristol and London over my gap year, and in London I work at Little Angel Theatre, which is a puppet theatre. I have seen a potentially unhealthy amount of puppet theatre over the past year and am surprised when I see a show that doesn’t contain puppets!