Having recently appeared in Adam and The Breakfast Plays at the Traverse Theatre over the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Neshla Caplan takes to the stage as Jacqueline Duval in Andy Cannon and Richard Ferguson's new musical The Sunshine Ghost.
Ahead of reading her full biography here, delve into the 5 questions poached to her below:
- Can you tell us about your character?
Jackie Duval is an only child whose father is a big-shot property developer called Glen Duval, played by Barrie Hunter. She adores and loves him, but in a bid to escape the world that she was brought up in, she studies Archaeology as a way of escaping through history and the past, and finds herself moving from America to Scotland where the story begins.
- What drew you to the production?
A mixture of the production, the cast and the creative team but as a general note, I love musical theatre and new, musical theatre that is being made in Scotland is very exciting to me.
- Was the music a pull for you?
Yes. As a performer there is so much to get your teeth stuck into. This particular piece harps back to an era of the 'Golden Age'. There are lots of elements from the great composers of this genre so the songs are rich with lovely long lines and closed harmonies.
4. If The Sunshine Ghost was a book, a TV show or a film, what would you compare it to?
Wow, that's a tough question but in the nicest possible way, I don't know if I can compare it to a singular media as it's so unique. On the one hand it has such great elements from pieces like Gone With the Wind, but also great patter pieces found in TV shows like Morecambe and Wise.
5. Can you describe the show in 3 words?
Bold, bountiful and beautiful.
Discover full tour dates and see Neshla on stage this Autumn on The Sunshine Ghost tour.