Barbara Rafferty discusses Lark, Clark and the Puppet Handy

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  • 27 May 2011
Barbara Rafferty discusses Lark, Clark and the Puppet Handy

The show also stars Sean Scanlan and Frank Gallagher

The veteran Scottish actor talks about her role in Lark, Clark and the Puppet Handy, about a former husband and wife singing duo thrown together for one last gig.

What made you want to be an actor?
My mother was a cinema usherette so I went to the movies and was hooked. It was another world I wanted to be a part of. First and foremost I am an actor but when I was asked to direct a show, My Name is Margaret Morris, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year I rather enjoyed it.

Can you give us three reasons why we should go and see Lark, Clark and the Puppet Handy?

Sean, Frank & Barbara! Fun, Tears & Laughter!

Are there particular challenges to performing in a three-hander?
There are always challenges when putting on a new play. Uncharted waters! The challenges are always the same for an actor no matter how large or small the cast.

What do you look for in the people you collaborate with?
It is a shared experience. It has to be fun. There has to be empathy, imagination, creativity and a good laugh.

Lark, Clark and the Puppet Handy, Tron Theatre, Edinburgh, Tue 14–Sat 18 Jun.

Lark, Clark and the Puppet Handy

Husband and wife singing duo Lark and Clark are thrown together after four years of separation in this romantic comedy from David Boyle.

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