Downtime with Daniel Buys

Downtime with Daniel Buys

In case you haven’t heard, the dashing Daniel Buys is playing Tick/Mitzi in the upcoming production, Priscilla Queen of the Desert. We got the chance to chat to him about the show and how he blows off steam after rehearsals.
  1. Priscilla Queen of the Desert seems like a fun show to do … what was your favourite part of the experience?

Well the experience is not over yet so we’ll see.  So far I’ve loved all the crazy outfits and playing a character so unlike myself.

  1. What was the most challenging part?

I’m still trying to overcome the hardest part of it … being a convincing drag queen!

  1. What was it like working with David Dennis and Phillip Schnetler?

David and Philip are amazing. David is lovely to play across from, he is a very generous actor and it’s great to watch him and learn. Phil is a wonderful talent and a great energy to have around – he is kind and always enthusiastic! 

  1. The costumes are indeed glam and colourful – which one of yours was the most entertaining to wear?

I love my final dress just before the end.  It’s very glamorous!  My opening dress is also a riot but I won’t let the cat out of the bag … come and watch.

  1. When you’re not playing the role of Tick/Mitzi, where are we most likely to find you in Joburg?

At the moment I seem to float around the country. Working in Cape Town and Jozi and having a wife from Durbs keeps me quite nomadic but Taryn-Lee and I love to eat out so there are a number of restaurants we frequent.  Big Mouth in Sandton City is good one.

  1. Been to any other great restaurants lately?

It’s simple but I recently had a hot pastrami bagel with mustard and pickles, washed down with a spicy bloody Mary at Kleinsky’s in Sea Point. It was DELICIOUS!

  1. After a long day of rehearsals, how do you unwind?

Food, beer … and more food!

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