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David Walliams plans future stage work with Michael Grandage

David Walliams appearing as Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo: Johan Persson
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David Walliams has revealed plans to return to the theatre in another show directed by Michael Grandage.

The comedian said that after appearing as Bottom in the Michael Grandage Company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2013, he had discussed working with the director next year after Grandage had finished a film project.

“I’d like to do more comedy really because the thrill of hearing people laugh every night is fantastic. It’s slightly annoying when comedians try and be serious,” said Walliams, speaking after winning best supporting actor in a play at the Whatsonstage Awards.

When asked what his ideal role would be, the comedian said: “I’ll trust Michael Grandage to come up with something for me.”

Walliams added that it was important to appear in a play at least every couple of years to “sharpen up your acting”.

“TV can make you a little bit lazy whereas with theatre you’ve got to deliver time and time again, night after night, so it’s an important thing to do,” said Walliams.

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