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My Arts: Cathy comes home

Actress Cathy Tyson comes up for air from rehearsals at the Everyman to tell Liverpool Confidential about her cultural faves

Published on April 19th 2007.


My Arts: Cathy comes home

It's been 22 years since Cathy Tyson last appeared on the Everyman stage, but next month she is back in the old spiritual home where she started her acting career. Cathy is currently deep in contemplation for her role in the dark and brutal thriller The May Queen.

What are your two favourite albums?
La Mer, Debussy and Back to Black by Amy Winehouse

Truthfully, what was the first record you ever bought?
Puppet on a String by Sandi Shaw

What was the first live gig that you went to?
The Clash at the Royal Court, March 5, 1984

And the last?
My son’s gig at The Cavern

Did you pay to get in?
Yes, unfortunately

Do you have a tune running around your head at the moment?
Love’s Old Sweet Song

What newspapers or magazines do you read?
Independent and Guardian

Which website do you visit most often?
Just my email account

Who do you listen to on the radio?
Radio 4

Who or what makes you laugh?
My cousin Matthew Thomas and the actress Eithne Browne

Do you have Sky or Freeview?
Freeview

Do you have a favourite art work?
Rodin’s The Kiss

What was the last film you saw?
Notes on a Scandal

What book are you reading at bedtime?
Waiting for the All Clear by Ben Wicks

Who do you most admire in the world of media, arts and entertainment?
Many British stage actors and actresses

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Theatre de Complicite

Who do you regret never meeting?
My nan and grandad and my father, thoroughly

What would be your epitaph?
One day at a time

*The May Queen, set against the backdrop of wartime Merseyside, also stars Leanne Best and is on at the Liverpool Everyman from Friday 4 May to Saturday 26 May 2007. Tel: 0151 709 4776 to book.

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