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LOCAL BLOKE… STEPHEN WILLIAMS FROM NORTH BONDI

By James Hutton on July 4, 2017 in People

Picture: Grant Brooks

North Bondi resident and outstanding aerialist Stephen Williams is set to perform in the Sydney incarnation of VELVET, a sexy stage show that will take over Roslyn Packer Theatre in Walsh Bay at the end of the month. Stephen shares his local favourites with The Beast…

How long have you lived here? After spending 10 years based in London, I’ve now been living in Sydney for one and a half years, but I grew up in Melbourne.

What’s your favourite beach? There are too many amazing beaches in the world to pick just one.

What’s your favourite eatery? That depends on the day. Today was my day off, so I went to Porch in Bondi for a dish called the “Smash ‘n’ Hash”. It’s all in the relish! Or late at night, the fried fish taco and margaritas on tap at Beach Burrito Company. That’s all I’m sayin’.

Where do you like to have a drink? From a tap, I guess.

Best thing about the Eastern Suburbs? The beaches. Nothing compares.

Worst thing about the Eastern Suburbs? Old South Head Road between 3pm and 6pm. It’s a traffic nightmare.

Do you have a favourite sporting team? I played baseball as a kid and my favourite player was Kirby Puckett. He was a bad ass! He played for the Philadelphia Phillies, and I like cheesecake too, so, yeah.

What music are you into at the moment? Well today it’s been A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘The Love Movement’, but tomorrow I’m not sure; Earth, Wind & Fire maybe!

Who is your favourite person? The one who feeds me, usually. And maybe Iron Man.

What do you get up to on the weekends? Weekends are all about eating, down time, eating, relaxing, recouping, and then more eating.

What do you do for work? I get to perform alongside a great cast of wonderful people, currently in a show called VELVET starring Marcia Hines. It’s playing all across the country.

What’s your favourite thing about work? I get to travel, meet new people and live the performer’s life.

Do you have a favourite quote? “Hold fast” is a good one.

Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast? Come and see VELVET at Roslyn Packer Theatre in Sydney (from July 26) before we whizz off to another city. Book now at www.velvettheshow.com. Do it!

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