The spotlight falls on our two male supporting actors this week. Ian McDonald plays our sycophantic Gallery owner who bows and scrapes his way to a fortune selling over-priced art to Blake Price.
Ian has been with Twyford and Ruscombe Theatre Group, on and off, for over 40 years. Originally persuaded along by a neighbour and being new to dramatics, Ian said he would just come along to help backstage. Like many others, he quickly graduated to treading the boards. He’s been cast in pantos, comedies and thrillers, often chosen as a clerical person. His last major role was Inspector Davenport in “Funny Money” . Ian has also produced and directed plays for Tywrus and been it’s Treasurer. He is currently the group’s Membership Secretary a role he has had for nearly ten years.
Marc Reid plays Blake’s long-suffering best friend Karl who is very taken with Blake’s extensive selection of whiskeys! Marc started acting at school and has appeared in many amdram productions in a variety of groups both in the UK and abroad. He first joined Twyrus back in 1988 before moving away to return over 20 years later to find the group as welcoming as ever. Recently Marc has appeared for Twyrus in Goody Two Shoes as Rolo, Mr Neck in Cold Comfort Farm and as Dwarf Dodgy in Snow White and the Seven Not Particularly Tall People.