Tom Stoppard, The Muppets and a bit of Theatrical Trivia

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I love a bit of theatrical trivia, and here is some I heard last night:

In February I shall be playing the part of Moon in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound. Moon is a theatre critic (I’ve been typecast I know!) and he and theatre critic Birdboot comment on action throughout the play from their theatre seats, which mirror the audiences.

Apparently Jim Henson was inspired by these characters to create two of my favourite Muppets – Statler and Waldorf the curmudgeonly critics in each Muppets episode.

Not sure we’ll use these as our inspiration for Moon and Birdboot in our production though!

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