On the Couch with Euan Doidge

Euan Doidge Arts Review On the CouchWho is Euan Doidge?
I am 24 years old and originally from New Zealand. I am a lover of life and everything that comes with it.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I would do something that is worlds apart from my current career, most likely a Marine Biologist. I’m terrified of sharks so this may not be the best option for me??

Who inspires you and why?
You know, I get this question so much and a lot of people look at me in a strange way when I say I don’t really have an idol as such. I’m mostly inspired by people, hardworking people I might add! If I see someone who is passionate about what they do, that to me is the biggest inspiration. Although I guess I have ONE person I could say is an inspiration, purely because of her talent, drive and professionalism. Jennifer Hudson!

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I want people to remain people. We are all in this world together and we have to look after it and everyone in it. If I can put a smile on someone’s face everyday then I know my work here is done. You can’t force kindness or happiness upon someone but if you show some, you’d be surprised what that can do for an individual.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Well two months ago I would’ve said New York but let’s be honest, that place is no holiday! I would have to say Kokomo Island in Fiji! Everyone should experience this slice of paradise. It’s quiet, it’s tranquil and the best part is you can do whatever you want whenever you want! “Fiji time” they say and I am all about it!

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I would obviously take them to my favourite restaurants and bars because one – I love food, and two – I love wine so I’d be happy to show them a few places on the Doidge favourites list.

What are you currently reading?
My Instagram feed. I don’t like to read and plus I’m not very good at it. My mind wonders far too much which is probably a good reason for me to start reading!

What are you currently listening to?
Ummm Jennifer Hudson’s Album, on repeat! No actually, I am listening to the Soundtrack of The Greatest Showman – that’s a must have on the Spotify playlist.

Happiness is?
My stories (aka Will and Grace or Friends) the couch, food and good company! Honestly, happiness to me is my life that I have worked hard at to enjoy. It’s not easy and there is nothing more rewarding than enjoying what you have after working so hard to get it, whatever that may be such as work, relationship, family, luxuries or purely being able to sit on the couch at the end of a hard days work with a scotch in your hand watching the cricket. I don’t watch the cricket but you get my gist.

What does the future hold for you?
I don’t know at this point and I guess I never do. I always have a plan of where I see myself in years to come but in this industry planning is pretty difficult! I’m lucky to do what I do and I also love it (which helps) but if it’s anything like the past 7 years, I think I’ll be pretty happy.

Euan will be starring as Felicia in the 10th anniversary Australian tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical, opening at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre in January, before touring to Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. For more information, visit: www.priscillathemusical.com.au for details.

Image: Euan Doidge (supplied)