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Tell us in 10: Adam Bampton-Smith

Eleni Cashell

By Eleni Cashell First Published 21 August 2019, Last Updated 22 August 2019

In our profile series, Tell Us In 10, we ask cast members and creatives of top London shows to tell us all about themselves in just 10 questions. From how their colleagues would describe them and alternative careers, to their Theatreland idols, we want to know it all!

Answering our questions this week is Adam Bampton-Smith, the director of Aliens Love Underpants.

1. My route into theatre was…

My first acting part was when I was 10 years old in a variety show playing a hat stand.

2. My West End idol is…


Elaine Paige.

3. My colleagues would describe me as…

I asked them and it’s not repeatable.

4. My favourite show present or past (that isn’t one I star in) is…

The cast of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem.

Jerusalem.

5. The career moment I’m most proud of is…

Directing my first West End show.

6. The hardest part about my role is…

The last performance.

7. If I didn’t work in theatre I would be…

A forensic scientist.

8. Something people don’t know about me is…

I don’t like blue pens.

9. The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is…

Do your best.

10. The one thing I wish I could tell my younger self is…

Do better.

You can book tickets for Adam’s production of Aliens Love Underpants now!

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