Dame Judi Dench spies on her theatre audiences to see their reaction
Veteran actress Judi Dench spies on her theatre audiences to see their reactions to her performance.
The actress, who recently starred as Queen Titania in Peter Hall’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, admits that she likes to eavesdrop on theatre audiences to see how her performance is going down, reports the Daily Express.
“I can’t bear not to be in touch so I have the Tannoy turned right up in my dressing room as I like to be one up on everyone else,” Judi, 75, admits speaking on ITV1’s The South Bank Revisited.
“You can hear the audience’s reactions in the auditorium during a performance and you don’t get that on film or TV. I listen to the audience and then you know if you need to hit the accelerator or to push on the brake!”