A Quick Chat With Richard Pyros

Richard Pyros headshot
Richard Pyros

This week we catch up with Richard Pyros who is currently appearing in Money Shots as part of Sydney Theatre Company’s Next Stage Season.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An adult.

Who is the most important person in the world to you?

What animal best represents you and why?
The ring-tailed lemur because it’s a snappy dresser.

If you were a contestant on Deal or No Deal, how much would you need to be on offer before you walked away?
A million. And Andrew O’Keefe’s hand in marriage.

What’s the worst date you’ve ever had?
25th March, 1944.

Windows or MAC?
Mac thanks.

Which Spice Girl was your favourite?
Sporty, ‘cos she was a Scouser.

Who is the actor you would be most like to work alongside?
My fellow Residents at STC. (or Tilda Swinton!)

What five songs would be the first you put a mix tape?
Tubeway Army (& Gary Numan) – Are Friends Electric
Wilhelm Kempf – The ‘Waldstein‘ Piano Sonata (Beethoven)
Sufjan Stevens – Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming
Underworld – Born Slippy
XX (The) – VCR

What is the best thing about theatre in Australia?
All the wonderful artists.

What is the worst thing about theatre in Australia?
Small audiences.

Favourite food?
Red wine.

What was the first piece of theatre/film/TV you ever appeared in and how old were you?
A kid’s show at infants school in Liverpool. I would’ve been about 6. I was a TV presenter and a xylophone player.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
The overnight shift at a 24 hr bottle-o on Lygon St.

What’s the first website you visit when you come online?

Name one moment when you looked around, breathed happily and felt content.
On the Lido in Venice last year.?

STC Money Shots
Richard Pyros and Sophie Ross in Money Shots. Image by Brett Boardman

Red or white?
White followed by copious red.

Where is the most interesting place you have travelled?
Xian, China.

Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
Kevin Spacey.

Where do you see yourself in five years? 
Orbiting Mars.

What’s your life motto?
’Res dura et regni novitas me talia cogunt moliri, et late fines custode tueri.’

Money Shots is playing until October 15 at Wharf 2. For more information visit: STC – Money Shots.


Matt Edwards

Matt is a past owner of AussieTheatre, working as digital director from 2011 to 2019. He is also a performer, most recently appeared in the Australian tour of Mamma Mia! and previously in the Australian/NZ tour of CATS and Enda Markey's acclaimed production of Blood Brothers. As well as performing Matt keeps himself busy in the digital side of the arts working with web design agency Emptyhead Digital

Matt Edwards

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