The people that you tour with can make or break it. There are eight of us, and although I'm the only American, we seem to be doing very well. There's a different approach to acting over here, where actors tackle a character from outside in. In America we work the other way round.
I can't stand having my legs bent up for three or four hours so I often take the train to venues. I carry basketball shoes with me in case I'm lucky enough to bump into other basketball junkies. I've been around Britain before, but it's always been on location or in a studio. This tour has finally allowed me to see Cambridge, which I have wanted to do ever since I saw Chariots of Fire.
The best night was in Ickenham. After the play we had an audience discussion session and I can't tell you how much I was dreading it, but I walked out of it feeling high because the people had such intelligent questions. At the end we had gained as much as the audience. I didn't realise people could be so aware of the play's subtext.
Ricco Ross stars in 'Skin' by Sara Mason. Tamworth Arts Centre 1 Jun (0827 53092), tour continues to 3 Jun
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