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Ask A Theatre Professional

Have you got a burning question you always wanted to ask about working in a theatre, but didn't know where to start or who to ask?

Well now is your chance! In our 'Ask a Theatre Professional' programme, we'll be introducing a different member of the Watford Palace Theatre team over on our Facebook page, giving you the opportunity to ask them anything you like in the Facebook post comments. The following week they’ll respond to your questions via a video posted to our page.

Week 6 - Ask An Artistic Director - Your Questions Answered!

Thanks for all your questions for Watford Palace Theatre Artistic Director, Brigid Larmour. Check out the video below to hear what she has to say about her years of experience working within the theatre industry.


Week 5 - Ask An Artistic Director

Brigid Larmour directing I Capture The Castle

My name is Brigid Larmour and I’m Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Watford Palace Theatre. 

As part of my role I direct productions (as you can see from the photo of me on the left, directing I Capture The Castle!), from panto to Shakespeare, and everything in between.  It’s a wonderful job and every day is different (especially now!). I’d love to answer any questions you might have about what the job involves, or anything you’d like to know about the Palace, or theatre more generally.

I look forward to receiving your questions, and in the meantime stay safe, and keep in touch with us!


Week 4 - Ask An Actor - Your Questions Answered!

Without further ado, please tune into Orlando Wells' video below to find out the truth about living and working as a professional actor.



Week 3 - Ask An Actor


My name is Orlando Wells and I’ve been cast as Laurence Moss in Abigail’s Party. 


For over quarter of century, I’ve been lucky enough to make a living in the entertainment industry as an actor. I’ve travelled to New York with the RSC, have filmed in the ‘Bond tank’ at Pinewood, and have played in over thirty theatres on tour and in the West End. Most recently, I appeared in ITV’s Belgravia.


Acting is, of course, a precarious way to make a living, and along the way I have supplemented it with writing, voice work and gardening, not to mention countless temp-jobs.


I look forward to answering your questions relating my own experience, the ups and downs and roundabouts of an actor’s life, that might give some insight into how to survive from telling stories. 



Week 2 - Ask A Producer - Your Questions Answered!

Thanks to everyone who shared their questions for our Senior Producer, Ellen! Here she is with the answers:


Week 1 - Ask A Producer


My name is Ellen Waghorn and I am Watford Palace Theatre’s Senior Producer.

I love being a producer, but I’m often asked what it is we actually do. Well, I'm here to answer your questions about producing and of course any other questions you have about theatre, or Watford Palace specifically.


Check out the full Palace @ Home programme here.


Booking not required - ask your questions via our Facebook page!