In the first of a series of special Tea With Wilma interviews, I speak to the cast of the Broadway transfer of HAND TO GOD which opens at the Vaudeville Theatre on 5 February 2016. This week I speak to Kevin Mains…
For those who may not be familiar with your work, can you give me a little rundown of some of your career highlights so far?
Having so many fans all over the world. I don’t like to brag Wilma but I’ve now got 578 followers on twitter and 103 followers on Instagram.
You are about to star in Hand To God at the Vaudeville Theatre. For anyone not familiar with the story, what is the show about and what can people expect if they come to see it?
I don’t kiss and tell…Wilma 😉
But I will tell you this.. it’s a devilishly delightful dark comedy.
Hand To God has been described as ‘dirtier than the Book of Mormon’ and ‘Sesame Street meets The Exorcist’. If you had to sum it up in a sentence, what would you say?
I’d say if Martin McDonagh and Tennessee Williams had a love child HAND TO GOD would be the result…it would also be a medical miracle.
Do you have any dream stage roles that you would like to have a go at playing?
A one man version of 12 Angry Men
If you could be the opposite sex for the day, which female theatre role would you like to play?
A one woman version of 12 Angry Women
Have you ever had any funny/disastrous on-stage experiences?
Come on Wilma, you know I’m a pro 😉
We are living in a time where films are often being turned into stage plays and musicals. If you had to choose one, what film would you like to see adapted to the stage?
Les Miserable. I was blown away by that film. Someone absolutely must adapt it for the stage. If not I’ll do my own one man version… of 12 Angry Men.
Why do you think people should come and see Hand To God?
It’s an amazing piece of writing with a young ambitious director and a very committed and talented cast.
Thanks for having Tea With Wilma