Star of A Guide for the Homesick, Douglas Booth takes our TheatreBiz Quick Quiz

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Douglas Booth is a familiar face from our television screens and is currently starring alongside Clifford Samuel in the tender and bittersweet play, A Guide for the Homesick at Trafalgar Studios. Douglas took some time out from his schedule to answer our questions.

Tell us a bit about A Guide for the Homesick? 

It’s set in a hotel room in Amsterdam where two strangers meet and begin to reveal things from their pasts and ultimately begin a thrilling journey to redemption.

What’s it like starring in a brand new play in the West End? 

So fun! I love this city. It’s my hometown. So to be here doing what I love surrounded by the people I love, is a complete gift. 

How similar are you to your character Jeremy? 

When you create any character you must start from within. So there is always an element of oneself in there. But ultimately Jeremy and I are completely different. 

You’re well known for your television work, but how does performing on stage differ?

There is an immediacy to theatre that I just love. Taking a new audience on this journey every night is thrilling. Unlike on screen where everything is filmed out of order it is a great luxury to play whole story out chronologically. 

Why should people come to Trafalgar Studios to see the play?

It’s a thrilling 80 minute one act play that will grab you right from the start and you will leave thinking and feeling a lot.

A Guide for the Homesick is running at Trafalgar Studios until 24 November.

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