you seen any of the other Wicked productions prior to
accepting the role?
Yes, on Broadway!
Have you read
Maguire's novel, Wicked - The Life and Times of the
Wicked Witch of the West?
I have, and I've hopefully drawn on Boq's rather strange
side in the book!
What is your favourite
No Good Deed; they are all great!
What is your favourite
The governer's mansion!
Who is your favourite
The lion is very easy to work with!
What is your
All of Glinda's costumes... my ones are great for the
character, but not the best in the show!
What, if any,
have been you biggest show/ prop / costume mishaps?
Being kicked in previews by a member of the ENSEMBLE...
it was an accident!
What are your
characters top 3 priorities in life?
Glinda, Glinda, Glinda
in Starlight Express at the Apollo Victoria previously,
how does it feel to be back?
Weird, but I like the theatre!
No one seems to
want to befriend Boq when he arrives at Shiz. What is
it about him that makes him almost as much of a social
outcast as Elphaba?
His clothes are not cool! And he's just a bit strange
Once Elphaba arrives,
Boq is no longer the only outsider. How do you use Elphaba's
arrival to Boq's advantage?
Well, we all arrive together on the same day, but it's
nice to have someone else to poke fun at I suppose.
How far would
Boq go for Glinda i.e. if she asked him to jump off
a cliff, would he do it?
That defeats the point really!!!!
At Galinda's suggestion,
Boq takes Nessa to the Oz Dust party. When do you think
he realises it was a 'set-up'?
When he see's her kissing Fiyero
Does this 'set-up'
diminish his feelings for Galinda?
How does Boq feel
when he sees Galinda and Fiyero together at the party?
Gutted, but he still has hope
Boq finally stands
up to Galinda at the train station. What is it that
makes him snap and do such a thing?
Because he can't carry on with Nessa, he doesn't want
to hurt her...
Why does he go
back to Nessa after abandoning her at the train station?
He has no choice when she becomes the governess.
Since Boq has
spent so many years with Nessa, some through choice,
some not, do you think he grew to care for her, even
just a little bit?
He has a big heart, but Nessa has treated him and his
eople badly and I don't think he could ever forgive
is the Tinman costume to move it?
Very, but I don't have it on for long.
Once Boq becomes
the 'Tinman', does he ever reveal to anyone that his
true identity is Boq?
I don't think I should even be saying that I turn into
him, but I think like Fiyero he keeps it secret.
Boq knows Nessa
and Elphaba caused his 'condition'. Why does he pin
the entire blame on Elphaba?
Because Nessa is dead...
If the Tinman
is so desperate to see Elphaba dead, how come he's not
in the opening/end sequences to hear Glinda's announcement
and celebrate her death with everyone else?
It's really tricky, but sometimes I think that the Witch
Hunters section is all part of the plan, and Boq is
Everyone in the
show is wicked at some point or another. Who do you
think is the wickedest and why?
I don't think Boq is at all!
If you had to
be stranded on a desert island with one of the characters
from Wicked, who would it be and why?
The lion - he doesn't say much!
Have you decided
whether you will be staying at Wicked after 14th July,
or do you have other plans?
Since we have
been asking you all the questions, what question(s)
you would like to ask the fans
Who's the best - Glinda or Elphie?
Is there anything
further you wish to add?
Thanks for all your support, I really appreciate it!!!
EDITOR'S NOTE: Mr Gillan very
kindly agreed to answer the above questions for us here
at WickedUK.co.uk. We would therefore like to take this
opportunity to thank Mr Gillan for his time and effort
that made the above interview possible.