Antony Costa Interview
Save The Last Dance
Antony Costa is currently touring the UK playing Milton in Save The Last Dance and the show arrives at The New Theatre on Monday July 25th until Saturday July 30th.
W&W: Hi Antony, hope your well, how's the show going?
Antony: Really really well, having a great time, very much looking forward to performing in Cardiff. We played Swansea last week and the audience was fantastic so we are hoping the Cardiff audiences will be the same.
W&W: I'm sure they will be. Tell us about your role in the show.
Antony: I love it, I get to sing songs like Viva Las Vegas, 123 & Save The Last Dance. It's a great show that really captures the early 60's, it's very nostalgic with some great songs.
W&W: You've made a successful transition from pop star to actor and received great reviews from your Westend performance in Blood Brothers.
Antony: I love it, acting is my first love it's what I done first and it's a great challenge for me to do something other than what I'm best known for like being in the band. I would like to do more straight acting maybe some TV, whatever comes my way but most definitely want to do more acting.
W&W: I suppose the great thing about being in a band like Blue is you can dip in and out.
Antony: Absolutely, we get together do a few shows then go off and do our own thing. We are all getting older and Ofcourse want to try different things but it's great when I get back with the boys to perform as Blue.
W&W: So your travelling all over the UK with the show, do you find audiences differ from city to city.
Antony: Oh yes, when we was in Glasgow it was like a pop concert at the end and it was the same in Liverpool, the audiences was having a great time up & dancing. Then we go to other cities and the crowd is more reserved but still enjoying themselves, it's great, keeps us on our toes. I'm hoping Cardiff are ready for a great night.
W&W: Your always on the road do you find it hard being away from the family?
Antony: It can be tough at times, luckily there's things like Skype & FaceTime, my little girl thinks I live in the phone. When I see her on my days off she can't quite believe that I'm real. It's dad from the phone haha.
W&W: So what's next for you after this?
Antony: The show wraps in October then hopefully go on holiday for a few weeks and straight back to do panto in Gravesend.
W&W: Busy times ahead.
Antony: Yes and very much looking forward to performing in Cardiff, I've played Cardiff many times with Blue and the Welsh are always lively and up for a great night.
Save The Last Dance is brought to you by the team that brought you Dreamcoats & Petticoats and is jam packed with all the hits from the early 60's.