Peter Capaldi shares his thoughts on the West End

Former Dr Who star Peter Capaldi has said that his current West End show with revolving casts and no interval at all is “built for these times” — but did add theatre has to “get back moving” again.

The 12th Doctor Who star aged 63 curently stars in Constellations at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End as a beekeeper who falls in love with Zoe Wanamaker’s quantum physicist. He is married to the actor Elaine Collins; they have a daughter and live in London.

The play, currently performed in front of a 50 per cent capacity audience, is just over an hour so masked theatregoers don’t need to leave their seats until the end.

Capaldi said: “It’s a very clever choice of play and it’s very clever to choose these casts and put it on in these times, it’s built for these times. We have to try and get back moving.

“Theatre has been decimated, we can’t be too emphatic about that.

“People’s livelihoods have become extinguished.”

They are one of four overlapping casts playing the parts, with Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah, Omari Douglas and Russell Tovey and Anna Maxwell Martin and Chris O’Dowd also starring in the roles.

Co-star Wanamaker (Star of ‘My Family’, and ‘Rolanda Hooch’ in Harry Potter has said she was looking forward to the show on July 19 when a full house may be allowed in for the first time since Covid restrictions were introduced. “Theatre is an experience and a shared event, and I think people are really starved of that. If we cut that link then we’re a barren culture.”

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