The big difference I think between TV and stage is definitely the immediate buzz that you get. And that’s not just as an actor, as an audience member you’re getting the chance to have this kind of two-way process where the actors and the audience are experiencing the same thing. With TV you often have to wait months and months down the line to actually get the pay-off. Whereas with theatre it’s a very immediate thing. (Colin Morgan)
The Stage …the place where Colin’s career began, and the place to which he will always return. It is easy to understand how exciting this must be. There are weeks of rehearsal. There are at least 3-months of nightly and matinee performances, sometimes more than that, to work on your character, to develop it, to try new things, to be part of a team who collectively strive to improve the performance. With stage plays actors have time to grow and polish the performance.
All this must be very appealing to actors whose interest in the art of acting is profound and dedicated.