Sheila plays Una in “Peacefully At Home”
Sheila also joined us in January after answering our casting call and successfully auditioning for the role.
Tell us about your character
Una is pretty cool and trendy; enjoys a relatively unconventional lifestyle. She has never married and enjoys the freedom that this gives her to travel and generally to have a good time. She’s very close to Bridget – her best friend. Bridget means a lot to her. So do the two boys, James and Chris. She is an auntie figure to them – the groovy type of auntie. The boys can have fun with Una in a way they cannot with their parents. Una has no regrets about having no children of her own but the presence of these two young people in her life is very important. Una has had one big love in her life and nothing else will ever be good enough. Una is part of the family. They are her anchor.
Last night of Shirley Valentine December, 2009
Happiest family memory?
Summers in Talacre, North Wales
If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
If 28 hour days existed, what would you do with the extra four hours?
Watch movies and sleep
Trinidad Mardi Gras 1997
Shirley Valentine, Willy Russell.
If you had one super power, what would it be?
Favourite midnight snack?
chocolate coated peanuts
How did you get into acting?
did a 3-week acting summer school in New York and was hooked..
How did you prepare for this?
tried to focus on the parts of Una that I feel are most like myself
What is your favourite part of the show?
the penultimate scene when we’re all on stage together because being on stage together feels so great