Palamon played by Paul Stocker
The Two Noble Kinsmen (2018)
Written by: John Fletcher and William Shakespeare
Paul featured as part of the Adopt An Actor podcast series for this production.
Previous work for Shakespeare’s Globe includes: Troilus and Cressida.
Other theatre includes: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Gielgud Theatre); Coral, A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky (National Theatre Studio); Laugh Your Face Off (Pleasance Theatre); Billy Chickens is a Psychopath Superstar (Theatre 503 for Latitude); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Six Degrees of Separation (Old Vic); Breed (Theatre 503); Overspill (Soho Theatre); A Conversation (Royal Exchange Manchester); Twisted (Oval House); Christmas Is Miles Away (Bush Theatre/Royal Exchange Theatre); The Golden Goose (Manchester Library Theatre), and Les Liasons Dangereuses (Liverpool Playhouse).
Film includes: Laura, Flower Girl, Breeze, What’s Up With Adam, Tinderbox, Mark of Cain, and Atonement.
Television includes: Eastenders, The Rack Pack, Casualty, Lemon La Vida Loca, Casualty, Blue Murder, Doctors, and Peaches.
"I decided to give the Bavian's roar to an audience member, shock them with it. I thought, "They're right there...and they're never going to know it's coming!" And I turned and I screamed in their face. And the guy literally stood there like he was standing in line to get a sandwich!"
Looking back on the run, Paul reflects on performing again at the Globe, as well as what's he tried and learned this time.
"Palamon is a lot more of a hothead, a lot more rigid in his beliefs. And I really enjoy that because I think in my personal life, Paul is a bit wishy-washy. He's, "Should I do this...or maybe I should do that? Or maybe I shouldn't say this? Or maybe I should say that?"
Having gotten to know the character of Palamon through rehearsals and performances, Paul shares his thoughts on the similarities and differences between him, Arcite and himself.
"I love the groundlingsOne thing I didn't do enough last time is talk to the groundlings; I don't know if I had the confidence to. And I think this time, I'd like to hope I will be able to engage more with them..."
Returning to the Globe, Paul takes us through his previous experience, what he's learned from playing the space before, and what he'd like to explore with The Two Noble Kinsmen.