Didj Wentworth of cabaret outfit La Clique - interview

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  • 29 July 2012

This article is from 2012

Didj Wentworth of cabaret outfit La Clique - interview

The slippery performer hares his love of Thai food, Little Dragon and Pretty Woman

First record you ever bought
INXS the Kick album.

Last extravagant purchase you made
M-one-11 shirt bought last week, impulse buy.

First film you saw that really moved you
Pretty Woman.

Last lie you told
The last question. I don’t remember the film, so I made that one up.

First movie you ever went on a date to
Forrest Gump.

Last time you cried
Leaving my fiancée at the airport.

First thing you do when you’ve got time off work
Find a beach, eat good food, walk through a forest, drink coffee with friends, visit my family.

Last great meal you cooked
Gado-gado with baked salmon.

First crush
Jessica Whitecamp. I was 9, she was 10. I have a thing for older women.

Last book you read
The phone book. I have the attention span of a goldfish when it comes to reading.

First great piece of advice you were given
As a kid my grandfather always told me, ‘Love them and leave them – just don’t get stuck with one.’ Though I don’t think you would call that great advice.

Last time you were star struck
I don’t really get star struck.

First thing you’d do if you ran the country
Appoint someone else to do the job.

Last meal on Earth - what would it be
Multiple entrées from Thai, Malaysian, Japanese & Spanish cuisines. Followed by both Italian and French desserts, accompanied by a bottle of Patrón.

First song you’ll sing at karaoke
‘Ritual Union’ by Little Dragon.

Last time you exploited your position to get something
Virgin flight from Melbourne to Perth, scored myself copious amounts of free alcohol, amongst other things.

First time you realised you were famous
Didn’t know I was famous.

Last time someone criticised your work
Soap the show, Sydney Opera House. Was positive if I recall.

First three words your friends would use to describe you
Funny, caring and motivated.

Last time you made an impulse buy and regretted it
The bottle of cheap wine we bought last night.

First concert you ever attended
Pearl Jam.

Last time you bought someone flowers
For my fiancée’s opening night show in Helsinki.

First job
Cleaning my grandfather’s boat building warehouse, I was intimate with the broom.

Last person you fantasized about
My hot yoga teacher.

First word you spoke
Can’t remember, although I probably swore.

Last crime you committed
Would have been a driving offence I’m sure.

First song at your (potential) wedding
‘I’m Yours’ by Jason Mraz.

Last song at your funeral
‘Smash into You’ by Beyoncé.

First person you’d thank in an award acceptance speech
My parents.

Last thing you recommended to someone
The awesome sushi I had in Perth last week.

First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning
Probably coffee.

Last thing you think of before you go to sleep
My special lady.

La Clique Royale, The Famous Spiegeltent, 3-26 Aug (not 6, 13 and 20), 9.30pm, £20 (£17).

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La Clique / The Famous Spiegeltent. The outrageous, unforgettable, five-star La Clique returns to Edinburgh for the world premiere of its new show. A magical cabaret like no other, La Clique was born in 2003 and went on to scoop a whole host of awards, including an Olivier, before travelling the world playing to sell-out…