As rehearsals for THE PEOPLE’S ROCK continue and we make decisions about exactly what one might wear to work in a dystopian landscape, we thought we’d take a quick break to get to know the new faces on our team. Next up is the wonderful Jiggy Bhore, who plays Nana, a stalwart grandmother, trying to keep everyone together at what feels like the end of the world.
Jiggy left The Drama Centre in 1970 and she has since appeared in most forms of theatre, film, TV, and Radio, as well as doing some Continuity Announcing and News Reading for the World Service. Her most recent work is the short film THE GOOSEHUNTER, directed by Jess Dadds (Beangoose Productions). In her own words, she’s little, she’s old, and she hopes she’s a lady, but a ‘ little old lady’ she is not. In her roles in THE PEOPLE’S ROCK, she proves that ‘little old lady’ is a label which doesn’t apply. She’s a champion of young people, their voices and their creativity.
We asked Jiggy a few questions about musicals, heroes and New Year’s Resolutions.
1.What’s your role in THE PEOPLE’S ROCK? I play Nana and Mill.
2. What’s your favourite musical and why? Oh What a Lovely War. Being in it as a student in the late sixties began my commitment to pacifism.
3. Who’s your hero (living or deceased) and why? Daisaku Ikeda. He’s my teacher.
4. Tell us a secret. For the best roast potatoes parboil them slowly then put into hot oil.
5. If you had a puppet alter ego, what would they be called and why? “Mrs Powerhouse” – she’d have the energy to clean the house that I lack.
6. Describe THE PEOPLE’S ROCK in 3 words. Thought provoking entertainment.
7. What’s your New Year’s Resolution? To encourage and enjoy more.