Larry is very excited to be back treading the boards after a Covid-induced two-and-a-half year hiatus, particularly with the wonderful people who are a part of Threepenny Theatricals. Everyone who knows him is also thankful as he will finally be able to use the stage as an outlet for his exuberant gesticulations rather than subjecting his friends, family and colleagues to theatrical outbursts when out shopping, walking, working or even when trying to sit there quietly – unsuccessfully so.
This is Larry’s third outing with Threepenny and, apparently, playing a Lotharian scoundrel not once but twice wasn’t enough, so both the Artistic and Casting Directors felt that he would need to be three for three. He first played John Purdie, a self-confessed ‘rotter’ complete with wife and mistress, in Dear Brutus followed by John Cristow, a successful and condescending doctor who tortured his wife so much with his deviant behaviour that he naturally had to die in The Hollow. And tonight, he plays Frederick Arnott (or is it Florian Ayers?…), author of salacious and racy novels, erstwhile poet with a party lifestyle that makes him the talk of the town and must-have guest at all the social gatherings where he mingles and flirts with the upper echelon, aristocrats and lost souls in search of companionship. Let’s hope he doesn’t get killed this time, surely once is enough!
You’ll be glad to know that Larry isn’t entirely typecast as he has also played, among others, Lieutenant Jack Ross in A Few Good Men (no wives were emotionally hurt in the making of the play), Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit (well, one of the wives was a ghost so that surely doesn’t count), and Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (his wife was an Amazon so I think it’s safe to say that she had the upper hand there). Perhaps most harmless of all, his first appearance on stage 15 years ago was that of a dead TV repair man who fell out of a cupboard.
When not performing, Larry spends his days peddling whisky and gin across the world – and he is the first to admit that there are worse ways to spend his days. Finally, he wishes everyone involved in tonight’s show to break a leg – not literally of course – and everyone who has been kind enough to come and see us to have fun and enjoy an Enchanted April in June and July in our equally enchanting city of Edinburgh.
- Biography taken from the programme for Enchanted April (2022)