Bob Kingdom is returning to Omnibus with The Truman Capote Talk Show. For more info click here.
We got in touch with Bob to find out all about it!
What drew you to Truman Capote as a subject for a show?
His voice and mannerisms i knew i could achieve and that’s what excites me about becoming somebody else. And i love his writing of course.
How did you go about researching the role?
You read as much as you need to and then using your own instinct imagine you are him sitting down and writing a play about himself.
How do you think the cult of celebrity has evolved since the 1950s and 60s?
Well it seems to get more and more important as people seem happy to lose their own sense of identity. It’s easier for other people to do it for you.
Your show has received some fantastic reviews. Do you tend to read reviews when you’re performing in a show or do you prefer to avoid them?
I start reading a review and if it’s not a good one i stop. I’m a coward. But its only one person’s opinion not a whole newspaper.
You’ve performed at Omnibus before. As a new arts venue, how did you find the experience of performing there?
Yes i did a show there last year and really enjoyed it. Intimate and appreciative audience.