Interview: Ruth Betteridge reveals more family history in Love Birds

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Continuing our cast interview series, we catch up with Ruth Betteridge, who plays Love Birds‘ youngest Macaw Sister, Valentine. Read more about Ruth’s previous credits on the Love Birds cast page. Follow him on Twitter @BetteridgeRuth.  Tell us more about your character, Valentine. She’s got quite an interesting father in Baalthazar. What do you think their family backstory is? Valentine is loving, thoughtful and …

WATCH: The Macaw Sisters bang out an a cappella Tinpanorama


Love Birds The Musical‘s onstage ‘sisters’ Valentine, Veronica and Vera – a.k.a. cast members Ruth Betteridge, Joanna Sawyer and Anna Stolli – are in a happily harmonic trio. Just listen for the proof…   P.S. Are the Macaw Sisters actually related or not? Love Birds creator Robbie Sherman explains.

Stephen Moore: How to cast a company of penguins and parrots

How do you find the perfect penguins for your first musical?

What are the challenges of casting a new musical at the Edinburgh Fringe… when the characters are parrots and penguins … and it’s your first time casting for a musical? Seasoned casting director Stephen Moore explains the process behind finding our fine-feathered Love Birds company. When I was casting at the BBC, a TV script would occasionally require an actor …

Full cast announced for our world premiere production

John Guerrasio, Greg Castiglioni, Rafe Watts, Jonny Purchase, Ryan Willis, George Knapper, Anna Stolli, Joanna Sawyer and Ruth Betteridge

Robert J Sherman’s new musical Love Birds follows closely in the Oscar-winning footsteps of his father and uncle (a.k.a the Sherman Brothers), who led the way with Mary Poppins. It’s fantastic, feathery, family fun performed by four penguins, four parrots and a real dinosaur… We’ve searched high (but not so low, these are birds, after all) to find a fine-feathered …