Tim McArthur is an actor, director and presenter, who is well known within the West End as the host of Resonance FM’s Curtain Up show. His alter ego, Sister Mary McArthur is a cabaret favourite and Tim’s recent one-man show at the St. James theatre was met with critical acclaim. The charismatic performer is already preparing for a busy pantomime season and will host the coveted Wilma Awards at the Hippodrome Casino next week.
Tim took on the challenge of our Sugar Rush Quiz.
What are you currently working on?
Just directed a production of Bernstein’s Wonderful Town at Ye Old Rose and Crown in Walthamstow.
What is the one thing that has helped you to become successful?
Keeping my feet on the ground, learning from every job and being co-operative with fellow workers.
What is your favourite Book?
This is really bad – I am not a massive reader, tend only to read books on holiday but I love Jonathan Harvey’s books.
What are you currently watching on TV?
The Fall is brilliant and The Apprentice is always hilarious – where do these so called business people come from? I am a huge Zombie fan as well, so half way through The Walking Dead season 6 – scares the bejesus out of me! I always fast forward the scary bits then re watch. #teenagegirl.
Would you choose the cinema, theatre or a restaurant for a night out?
Because I present the Curtain Up Show on Resonance FM and about to start a new Sunday show on Encore Radio, I am lucky and see 2 – 3 shows a week, so on a night out, I probably will go out for dinner or meet mates in the pub or the CAA.
What’s your favourite sweet?
I love, love, love Drumsticks reminds me of my youth.
What did you want to be when you were a child?
I actually wanted to be a Bus Driver! Clang Clang went the Trolley..
What was the naughtiest thing you did when you were a child?
I was severely bullied at school – so it was probably nicking off school. I still got 5 GCSE’s so I suppose not all bad.
What is your proudest achievement to date?
Tough question – over the years been lots of shows I have directed that have special place in my heart. Acting wise I played Sam Byck in Assassins and I suppose that is high on my list. But probably I would say my proudest achievement is still been in the business and working after all these years.
I am hosting the Wilma Awards on November 4th at the Hippodrome, then directing Prince Bendover in Boots at the RVT, then playing Twankey in Charming Dick at The Cockpit Theatre in December. Happy Christmas….