(c) Richard H Smith
What is Little Miss Sunshine about?
Olive is Little Miss Sunshine. She’s a young girl with a dysfunctional family, who wins a place in a beauty pageant in California. All the family decide to go together in their grandpa’s old Vw minibus. It’s about their adventures on the way.
What made you want to be part of the production?
Well, I thought the film was fantastic. I’m a big fan of Alan Arkin [who played Grandpa in the movie], so to follow in his footsteps, albeit on stage, is an honour. It’s one of those jobs you just really want to be involved in.
What excites you about playing Grandpa?
I like him because he’s a naughty boy.