The BWW Q&A: Jack Loxton of WAR HORSE!

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The BWW Q&A: Jack Loxton of WAR HORSE!

Everyone knows about War Horse - it's been a phenomenon. What's it like going into a show that's been so incredibly successful - exciting, pressurised, nerve-wracking, a challenge?

It's a huge privilege to be a part of something so successful as War Horse. Being able to make something so well loved your own is an amazing opportunity. It was quite daunting to begin with, but as we went through rehearsals you realise how special and unique the play is and how exciting it is to be a part of it.

What would be your perfect job in theatre?

To work for the National Theatre, in any shape or form, was probably one of the most important goals that I set for myself. I've been lucky enough to work with them on two productions so far and they both have been pretty perfect to be honest.

When were you happiest?

My last year in drama school to now has been pretty spectacular so far. So I'm pretty happy now.

What is your greatest fear?

Anything to do with spiders.

What is your earliest memory?

My Mum taking me to school for my first day.

Which living person do you most admire, and why?

Rory Kinnear. I saw his Iago in Othello at the National last year and thought he was the best actor I've ever seen on stage.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I'm quite a perfectionist and sometimes that can be quite irritating especially when I'm rehearsing for something.

Where would you like to live?

Paris.

What makes you unhappy?

Anything to do with spiders.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

I have a tendency to call people "pal" an annoyingly large amount of times.

Cat or dog?

Dog.

If you could go back in time, where would you go?

1920s Paris.

Where would you most like to be right now?

I've never been to New York, so I'd like to be there being stereotypical with a coffee in Central Park.

War Horse is running at the New London Theatre.

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Carrie Dunn Carrie is the UK editor-in-chief for BroadwayWorld. After spending her formative years reading books and ending up with a Masters degree in English literature from King's College London, it was inevitable that Carrie should be a journalist. Her pure and simple delight in the art-form of musical theatre led to the Guardian asking her to be their West End Girl. Since then, she's picked up a PhD, and also written for many other UK publications, including the Times and the Independent. She has many eclectic loves, including sport, karaoke, reality television, MMORPGs, three-volume Victorian novels, the British seaside, embroidery and Veronica Mars.


 

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