This week we caught up with Dramacube actor Finn Bralow who has been nominated at this years’ Richmond Arts Swan Awards.
Finn congratulations on receiving your nomination for the Richmond Arts Swan Awards in the category of Best Boy Performer aged 14 and under.
Which show were you nominated for and which role did you play?
The show was Elf the Musical JR and I’ve been nominated for the role of Michael.
Being nominated for Best Boy Performer is a huge achievement. Can you explain how you prepared for the role and what you did to create your character?
He’s a comedy part and uses sarcasm. I thought about his relationship with his dad and that he didn’t care.
Playing a principle role often requires lots of line learning. What techniques did you use to learn your lines and can you offer any top tips?
Everyday we would practice lines and talk about the best way to deliver them. We listened to the music in the car for a 5 hr drive to Cornwall. I practiced one line without the script until I learnt it and then I learnt the next line until I knew all my lines, then my family helped me with my cues.
Did you have many songs to learn in the show and which was your favourite?
I had quite a few songs to learn but my favourite was ‘I’ll believe in you’.
What did you enjoy most about the rehearsal process?
I enjoyed how the rehearsals were really fun and active.
What did you enjoy most about performing at Hampton Hill Theatre?
I liked the really warm feeling in my heart when I performed.
Well done again for receiving your nomination and we wish you the very best of luck at the Swan Awards ceremony.