But it's difficult, for instance, when you find yourself in a helicopter piloted by Tom Cruise."Because he's a genuinely welcoming, lovely person. But it's hard when you're sitting in the back of a helicopter, with headphones on saying, 'So Tom, what else can you fly? "But then she gets a call on Saturday saying, 'sorry, we need you in Oxford for rehearsals'. A car picks us up, we get there, meet Tom, and they get to rehearsing.âMisfits is an articulate and intelligent show âÂ itâs got the same kind of energyÂ as the play. Itâs human and funny and not cut off from the audience. It makes a great first experience ofÂ the theatre.â But this is no cheap, seen-âem-on-TV piece of celebrity casting.Both Negga and Sheehan have justifiably been marked out as rising stars; he thanks to Red Riding on TV, movie Killing Bono and as cult hero Nathan in Misfits; she racking up roles in Criminal Justice and Five Daughters on TV, with a starring role as Shirley Bassey arriving on BBC2 this week.
âThere are some people with whom you donât have to say anything to understand each other,â says Negga.
The image on the poster is inescapable when you are at the event.
Hence the excitement that greets this unveiling every year.
Overall, the play is a hugely romanticised slice of rural Irish life — each of Synge’s characters seems to have swallowed a copy of the Blarney Stone Dictionary of Quaint Gaelic Sayings — and director John Crowley never really gets on top of the shaggy-dog drama.
tells the story of an interracial couple who takes their right to be married in a horrible place and time all the way to the Supreme Court.