James starred in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Shakespeare's Measure for Measure in The Peter Hall Season 2006 at the Theatre Royal Bath.
He spoke to BBC Somerset's Helen Otter in June 2006 - you can listen to the interview by clicking on this audio link:
You can hear James talking about his roles in Waiting for Godot, and Measure for Measure.
|Dobie as Estragon and Laurenson as Vladimir|
You can also listen to James talking about his acting career, what it's like working with Sir Peter Hall, his favourite music, his most annoying trait (!), and also about how he came to live in Frome.
"Frome is a remarkable place.
"It's not like one of those little dormitory towns where people just come to on weekends.
"It's a proper market town, in which people live and work. I've been very happy here for several years."
|James Laurenson in State of Play|
On reprising his role as Vladimir in Waiting for Godot, James said: "This play is a remarkable piece of writing".
"It's about these two guys who are waiting for someone called Godot, who never comes.
"It's often done as a rather dour piece, but in actual fact Vladimir and Estragon (played by Alan Dobie) are like Laurel and Hardy, or Morecambe and Wise.
"They're a double act, and the play is very, very funny."