On the Couch with Lachie Pringle

Lachie Pringle AAR On the CouchWho is Lachie Pringle?
I am an actor and a musician from Bondi. I am currently playing the role of Cooper in Angry Fags at New Theatre. I am the lead singer of my band, The Tints.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
Honestly I don’t think I would change a thing. Very content and can only see it getting more exciting.

Who inspires you and why?
I am inspired by so many people, but if I am just to name a few… Dave Le’aupepe (Frontman of Gang of Youths), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Writer of the hit musical Hamilton), Ash Barty (World #1 Tennis Player), Dave Grohl (Frontman of Foo Fighters), my parents, my grandparents… You just wanted a few, right??

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I believe in the power of art. Something as simple as a song, a play or a movie can have huge impacts on society, just by the minor shifts it creates in a person’s mindset.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
New York. Such a beautiful city and so efficient. I think I like busy places.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
It’s a cliche, but Bondi Beach. I grew up there, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. You can’t come to Sydney without experiencing it.

What are you currently reading?
At the moment, nothing. But the last book I read was Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton. Such brilliant story telling, I was hooked from start to finish.

What are you currently listening to?
Gang of Youths, Lime Cordiale, and the Hamilton Soundtrack.

Happiness is?
Happiness is getting to work towards your goal everyday. It’s not necessarily about achieving the goal, but just being in a position to be able to pursue it is such a privilege.

What does the future hold for you?
The future holds a whole lot of challenges, and a bunch of fun along the way. Can’t wait!

Lachie stars as Cooper in Topher Payne’s Angry Fags at the New Theatre as part of the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival from 7 February – 7 March. For more information, visit: www.newtheatre.org.au for details.

Image: Lachie Pringle (supplied)