Photos of me performing as ‘Amos Hart’ in Chicago at the Arena Theatre (Wolverhampton), 2018. This role taught me the huge narrative importance of the everyman stuck in a world of extremes. Amos is the only genuinely good character in the play, and thus arguably the only true victim. Without him the punchy message of the piece is not delivered. I learnt that despite their normality the everyman character can be of striking importance, impact and interest. This role is also practically designed for rapport building with the audience and tugging on their heart strings! There’s nothing like that feeling of knowing you’ve got the audience in the palm of your hand; knowing that your performance is actually effecting the spectators, the real world, in some way.
“Peter Harrison as Roxie’s long-suffering hubby Amos, brought a tear to the eye with a superb rendition of Mr Cellophane” ~ Express and Star (See the full review here)