On the Couch with Peter Cook

Peter Cook - photo by Shelly HiggsWho is Peter Cook?
Peter Cook is an award-winning actor, educator, writer and director who is currently starring in Breaking The Castle at Canberra’s The Street Theatre.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
Nothing. I love being in rehearsal and making theatre.

Who inspires you and why?
My friend Leah Purcell. She is one of the most authentic people I have ever met in my life. She has a relentless drive and passion and has had to fight tooth and nail and continues to make art her way, she is not only an inspiration creatively but as leader as well.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Provide healing  pathways for young people who have been affected by trauma.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Any sleepy beach side town that has a beach that is long, with great waves for body surfing, and has very few people.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
In Sydney – probably Circular Quay and the Opera House. It’s beautiful both day and night, lively and busy and there is something incredible about watching the ships come in and leave, especially in the evening. In Canberra, the National Gallery of Australia – it’s always amazing.

What are you currently reading?
Venom by David Crowe.

What are you currently listening to?
Roy and HG Podcast.

Happiness is?
Being exhausted from having given everything to something you love.

What does the future hold for you?
All of my dreams coming true.

Peter has written and performs in Breaking The Castle at The Street Theatre, Canberra from 28 February 2020. For more information, visit: www.thestreet.org.au for details.

Image: Peter Cook – photo by Shelly Higgs