On the Couch with Seth Drury

Seth Drury AAR On the Couch.jpgWho is Seth Drury?
Actor. Singer. Lord of the Rings nerd.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Differently to what I do now?  I have always dreamed of being an airline pilot or a Merman in some rich person’s private aquarium.

Who inspires you and why?
On Stage? The Golden Age performers. They show such class, ease and commitment to their craft that I strive to exude the same qualities as a performer. My singing teacher Adam Wood inspires me too. So I would say The Golden Age of Broadway, Adam Wood and my cat Poppy.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Continue to show kindness. Kindness doesn’t cost much yet it can have such a long lasting ripple effect on others. I think being kind makes a difference in such an unkind world.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
I am going to have to say New York City. The hustle and bustle and creative vibes I get when walking the streets has me coming back for more year after year. In saying this, I would love to explore more of the world!

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I would take my friends to as many local cafés that have an amazing brunch spread. I’d then take them to a museum or gallery, a picnic in the park and then a show in the evening followed by cheese and wine at some swanky rooftop bar. But then I remember I’m an artist and that itinerary has quite the price tag.

What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading Tolkien’s Unfinished Tales – which has me enthralled. Middle Earth history is certainly my area of expertise.

What are you currently listening to?
I am currently listening to the revival recording of Carousel with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella up next. Between these two cast recordings, I listen to a lot of Matt Corby, Adele, Vera Blue, Sara Bareilles, Jewel and Ben Abrahams.

Happiness is?
Happiness is a constant in my life. Regardless of circumstance my internal happiness is unaltered.

What does the future hold for you?
A show called On Broadway at Chapel off Chapel! Beyond that, hopefully many more shows, lots of travel, food, friends and a few more cats.

Seth will be featured in On Broadway – presented by Flourish Productions at Chapel Off Chapel: 6 & 7 October 2018. For more information, visit: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au for details.

Image: Seth Drury (supplied)