'Getting To Know...'

Baubo Theatre's Alex Hering and Liza Cox

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Alex: Sunshine, swimming and a good book.

Liza: Spending the day hiking and sea swimming, and the night around a fire playing music.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Alex: Boudicca.

Liza: Count Cagliostro.

Which living person do you most admire?

Alex: Patrick Stewart.

Liza: My mother, Niamh.

Which is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Alex: Over thinking.

Liza: I can be pretty neurotic.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Alex: An entire wardrobe of clown costumes.

Liza: An entire wardrobe of sparkly jumpsuits.

What is your favourite journey?

Alex: Coastline train in Barcelona.

Liza: The boat journey from Valentia island to the Skelligs.

On what occasion do you lie?

Alex: On my bed.

Liza: When it is not kind to tell the truth.

Which living person do you most despise?

Alex: My evil twin - Xela.

Liza: My evil twin – Zila.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Alex: My dog Chapo.

Liza: My friends.

When and where were you happiest?

Alex: Liverpool Lemon Caravan Summer.

Liza: Camping in the forest on the Costa Brava. Hiking through the Basque mountains.

Which talent would you most like to have?

Alex: Archery, horseback riding and sword skills.

Liza: Accordion, tap dancing, trapeze.

What is your current state of mind?

Alex: Restless.

Liza: Over-stimulated.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Alex: Performing work in front of the great Russian clown Slava Polunin.

Liza: “Think where most (wo )man’s glory starts and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends”

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what do you think it would be?

Alex: A sexy dog or curious pigeon.

Liza: Probably a gannet, or an albatross.

What is your most treasured possession?

Alex: My one good eye.

Liza: A mixed media painting of my friend, Pluton.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Alex: Numb to life.

Liza: Not having any energy.

What is your favourite occupation?

Alex: Patisserie chef.

Liza: Carpenter.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Alex: Kindness

Liza: Twinkling eyes

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

As above.

Who are your favourite writers?

Alex: Terry Pratchet, Roald Dahl, and Phillip Pullman.

Liza: Flann O’Brien, Dostoyevsky, and Leonora Carrington.

What is your motto?

Alex: The harder I work, the luckier I get.

Liza: No guts, no glory.

Baubo Theatre is a newly formed physical theatre company concocted by designers, devisers/performers and directors Alex Hering, Liza Cox, and producer Elissavet Chatzinota.


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