Author: Ron Moody
For me, making the show work was getting belly laughs - like most variety artists. But the straight actor believes you fix your performance in rehearsal and that's it.
Working on a film, you don't get time to develop rivalries, but the theatre is like a little village, and the differences between me, Lionel and Georgia grew.
My training was that you fill in the canvas where it needs colour and polishing. You start with the words on the first night and keep adding bits of business.