I'm not a natural theater audience, I'm afraid. I find it difficult to be in a theater audience. But when I used to live in London, I used to go every year for my birthday to see "The Mousetrap," and that's the theater that I love. I think the "Mousetrap" productions change every five years or so, but certain things don't change, and haven't changed since the '40s. There are props that are on the stage that have been there ever since. There are certain pieces of clothing that look like they've been there for a while as well. And of course they're talking about rationing and things. I sometimes think it would be fantastic to be in a production of "The Mousetrap," or rather that production, the production in St. Martin's Lane. Because it is like a sort of kabuki performance. You're going for that kind of kabuki. I love the theater where television actors come through the door and everybody claps, and they come to the front of the stage and they bow and then they go back into the scene. That's the kind of theater that I love.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Tilda Swinton on the Theatre - The Mousetrap As A Kind of Kabuki
From a Salon interview with Tilda Swinton: