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Q&A: Sean Campion (Unfaithful, Found111)

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Unfaithful opens at Found111 at the end of this month starring Matthew Lewis, Sean Campion, Niamh Cusack and Ruta Gedmintas, and it is shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated shows of this summer.

Following the critically acclaimed, sold out productions of The Dazzle and Bug at Found111, Emily Dobbs Productions presents the London premiere of this blackly comic new play, written by award-winning playwright Owen McCafferty .

We caught up with Sean Campion to talk about his character and winning a Drama Desk Award.

  1. Describe Unfaithful in 3 words.

Funny-Dark- Intense

  1. Tell us about the character you play?

Tom is a plumber in his mid-50s – married to Joan for 30 plus years.  Their daughter, who no longer lives at home, is approaching her final year at university. We meet them in the play at a potential crisis point in their relationship.

  1. There’s some pretty strong Irish talent in this production, have you worked together before?

Ah yes, the wonderful Niamh Cusack , who plays my wife. Our only other time working together was a recording of Ulysses for BBC Radio 4. I was Blazes Boylan to her Molly Bloom.

  1. After sell-out productions of Bug and The Dazzle, Found111 is quickly becoming a destination for staging exceptional pieces of theatre, is that daunting?

Not so much daunting as exciting. We would be very happy to continue previous form.

  1. Last production you saw at the theatre?

People, Places and Things.

  1. You were nominated for an Olivier and received a Drama Desk Award for Stones in His Pockets – that must be a pretty big career highlight?

Absolutely- a roller-coaster. Wonderful that our little play seemed to break the perceived rules.

  1. What do you normally do on your day off?

Varies but almost always a coffee at the local cafe and watch the real world go by.

  1. Who’s your hero?

There are many but very personally, my niece who suffers with Cystic Fibrosis and is a bigger fighter than Tyson.

  1. Who would you most like to work with?

The list is way too long.

  1. Best place for a post-show night cap?

The French House is always a favourite but I am really liking the look of the bar at Found 111.

  1. Theatre you’d most like to be locked in overnight?

Regents Park Theatre with a bottle of Rioja looking at the stars.

  1. What’s next for you?

ALL THE ANGELS” by Nick Drake and directed by Jonathan Mumby at the Sam Wannamaker.

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