La MaMa Blogs: 6 Questions: Glyn Pritchard of ONE GREEN BOTTLE

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

6 Questions: Glyn Pritchard of ONE GREEN BOTTLE

Actor Glyn Pritchard comes to La MaMa in February in Hideki Noda's ONE GREEN BOTTLE.  The company is currently remounting the show in Tokyo prior to coming to New York, and Glyn took time out from rehearsals to answer our 6 Questions about the show, social media and working at La MaMa.  Performances start on Saturday, February 29 in the Ellen Stewart Theatre.  

1. Who do you play in ONE GREEN BOTTLE?

In One Green Bottle I play ‘Pickle’. The daughter of the family.

2. What is it like to remount the show with a new cast member? 

I’ve remounted shows with new cast members before. Including another show with Hideki. I find the beginning of the process quite difficult. Your use to doing the show in a certain way that works, so there’s a “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” sort of feeling.

But of course the new performer bring their own life and interpretation to the part. And once you let go and run with it you discover new things within your own performance and even in the play itself.

3. What is the most difficult part of the play for you? 

The most difficult part of the play for me, and I think this is true of all the plays I’ve done, and especially this show, is the beginning, the first time you step into the play and in front of the audience. You have a small window of time in which to convince the audience(and yourself)that you are that character. You need to feel that you have done that in order to perform the rest of the play with any confidence.

4. What is ONE GREEN BOTTLE about to you? 

To be honest, I’ve never given it much thought. I much prefer people who have seen it to tell me what it’s about. And going on what people have told me, it’s about too many things to give just one of them centre stage.

5. What is your favorite social media platform and why? 

My favourite social media platform is Facebook. I think it’s a generational thing. People around my age tend to go with Facebook as it was one the first one we started using back in the day. Most young people wouldn’t be seen dead on it. Instagram is a very close second. I find it more relaxing. People tend to use it in a positive way. there’s no ranting to be had on it.

6. What does working at La MaMa mean to you? 

To my shame, prior to One Green Bottle being invited to perform there, I had not heard of it. Reading about La MaMa and It’s founder Ellen Stewart was a revelation. It’s ethos is everything I believe making Theatre should be. It has echos of The Royal Court Theatre here in London. With its emphasis on writers, and to provide a home where artist can experiment and have, as George Devine the founder put it, “the right to fail”.

And with having read all about all the great artist that have passed through it’s doors, it truly is a great honour for us to have the opportunity to perform there.


La MaMa in association with 
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre and NODA・MAP 


Written and Directed by Hideki Noda 
English Translation adapted by Will Sharpe 
Featuring: Hideki Noda, Lilo Baur and Glyn Pritchard 

February 29 - March 8, 2020 

Ellen Stewart Theatre 
66 East 4th Street 
(between Bowery and Second Avenue) 
New York, NY 10003 

Tickets: $35 Adult; $30 Student/Senior Tickets 

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

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