Currently making his West End Debut in Michael Dennis’ new comedy Dark Sublime, I managed to grab a few moments of actor Kwaku Mills’ time to find out more about his character in the play and who he is a huge fan of.
For tickets, more info and what I thought of the show, you can read my review at the link above.
HS: Firstly, congratulations on your West End debut! How did you find out you were cast and who was the first person you told?
KM: Thank you. I had my audition with the director and writer and a week later got a call from my agent to say I’d been offered the part. The first person I told was my mum!
HS: Who do you play in Dark Sublime and how does your character fit into the overall narrative?
KM: I play Oli, he’s an eager 21 year old obsessed with fantasy and sci fi, particularly with a 70’s/80’s show called “Dark Sublime”. He gets to meet one of the stars of the show, and his idol, Marianne (played by Marina Sirtis) who is one of his absolute idols. The play explores whether the two can really ever be friends
HS: What was it about the play that made you want to be a part of it?
KM: It’s a funny, lively, touching play with vibrant characters, and about topics and people we don’t really see on stage often – sci fi, older gay women.
HS: The show touches on the theme of fandoms. Who are you a big fan of?
KM: At the minute I’m a huge fan of the director Yorgos Lanthimos – he makes such intelligent odd films.
HS: What do you hope audiences take away from the show?
KM: I hope that audiences come away uplifted- if not all the way to space!
Thanks Kwaku for taking the time to answer my QFQ!
Have you seen Dark Sublime yet? What did you think?
Until next time,