On the Couch with Naomi Price

Naomi Price AAR On the CouchWho is Naomi Price?
An adopted Australian with a wine in her hand and a dream in her heart.

What would you do differently to what you do now? 
If I wasn’t performing or producing, I would open a vineyard.

Who inspires you and why?
Women in leadership. I’ve been surrounded by the most kickass lady bosses in recent years; women who run their own companies or are kicking goals in male-dominated industries. Sisters are doing it for themselves, following in the footsteps of legends like Emmeline Pankhurst, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie, Frida Kahlo and Ella Fitzgerald.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Ban single-use plastic. Educate others on how easy waste management is (including composting). Encourage more plant-based diet options.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
I’m always counting down the days until I can return to Tasmania. But it’s hard to beat my trips back to the UK to see my family – so magical.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Brisbane has some of the best restaurants and bars in the country. I absolutely adore Honto in Fortitude Valley, Stokehouse Q at Southbank and CJs Secret Pasta Club in West End. A little Aperol Spritz on the banks of the river at Brisbane Powerhouse is also a winner.

What are you currently reading?
A Zero Waste Life by Anita Vandyke and Becoming by Michelle Obama.

What are you currently listening to?
Anything on vinyl – mainly Etta James, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong with a sprinkle of Tom Misch – his album Geography is my favourite music release of the last five years.

Happiness is?
My man, my stepdaughter, my dogs, my best friends and I sitting around a fire talking and laughing.

What does the future hold for you?
Our national tour of Lady Beatle which is heading to 32 venues across Australia, and then return season of Christmas Actually – the music of Love Actually live onstage at La Boite Theatre Company, Brisbane from 27 November. And then – finally – a three week holiday.

Naomi stars in Lady Beatle – which is currently touring across Australia, including the Riverside Theatres, Parramatta on Saturday 7 September 2019. For more information, including performance dates and venues, visit: www.criticalstages.com.au for details.

Image: Naomi Price (supplied)