We caught up with Pippa Winslow, leading lady from You Give Me Fever, the Phaedra Cabaret about what why she loves performing in Guildford so much.
Nick Wyschna: What is it about performing in Guildford that you love so much?
Pippa Winslow: I love performing in Guildford because I’ve lived in and around here for so many years now it feels like my hometown – although you wouldn’t think from hearing my accent – still remarkably American sounding even after all this time. My kids grew up here, went to school here, and I have lots of friends here. I love Guildford audiences – always ready for some great entertainment.
Nick: What other shows have you done in Guildford in the past?
Pippa: I’ve done lots of shows in Guildford over the years, some of my favourites are Follies, The Secret Garden and A Little Night Music all at the Yvonne Arnaud and then my one woman cabaret Just A Housewife at the Yvonne Arnaud Mill Studio before touring a couple of years back.
Nick: Wow, so you have performed in Guildford a lot! What was your favourite and why?
Pippa: Just A Housewife has got to be my favourite. I love shows in a cabaret setting, it’s almost as if the audience is another character in the piece. Each night is different based on the vibe in the theatre at that moment.
Nick: You Give Me Fever is set in cabaret style as well so we are expecting this to be your new favourite! What is next for you after this production?
Pippa: My next stage appearance will be at the Royal Festival Hall in the new Christopher Green piece, Prurience. I also have a couple of films making the festival rounds at the moment and two new films shooting next year – one of them about a jazz singer, I can use all of my You Give Me Fever for character research.
Nick: Thank you so much for chatting to us and for bring this production, with LynchPin, to Guildford Fringe. We cannot wait to host you.
Pippa: After being away for a year with the UK Tour of The Sound of Music it’s nice to be able to perform in my hometown again so I am equally looking forward to performing with LynchPin and Guildford Fringe.
What You Give Me Fever, the Phaedra Cabaret
When Tuesday 23 May – Saturday 27 May 2017 @ 8pm
Where The Back Room of The Star Inn, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3TY
Tickets £14 (£12 concessions) fees apply