Rising star Tilda Cobham-Hervey says she’ll always be drawn back to Adelaide, as her burgeoning career takes her around the world.
The 23-year-old actor has returned home to star in Vale, the State Theatre Company’s final production of the year.
“I love working in Adelaide, it’s such a great community here,” Cobham-Hervey said.
“I keep pretending to move other places and I keep ending up back here, so I think it is a sign.”
Cobham-Hervey got her on-screen break at just 16 in the award winning film 52 Tuesdays, and debuted on stage in last year’s State Theatre Company production of Things I Know To Be True.
She’s also recently tried her hand at directing and stars in the upcoming film Hotel Mumbai, which tells the story of the 2008 terrorist attack.
“It was an amazing process that film. It was the first film I’d worked on that was based on a real event,” she said.
“I did a lot of research into all of the people involved in the terrorist attack, and we feel, I think all of us, a huge responsibility with that story.”
The ‘world is her oyster’
Cobham-Hervey certainly isn’t ready to pigeon hole herself just yet.
“I really enjoy being able to move between art forms and styles, I think it’s really good for my brain to do that.”
Vale reunites Cohbam-Hervey with State Theatre Company artistic director Geordie Brookman.
“Her debut last year … was a massive statement in terms of a new talent stepping out on stage,” Brookham said.
He said the young actress could achieve anything she wanted.
“She could decide to be our next great stage actress, she could commit to film, she could go and become a spectacularly interesting director,” he said.
“I hope she does all of it, she’s a very special artist and the world’s her oyster.”
State Theatre Company has record-breaking year
In Vale Cobham-Hervey portrays Isla, the daughter of a wealthy New York hotelier, who brings her new boyfriend home to meet her parents.
“Part way through the night this new boyfriend’s mum turns up, and I think from that point, things go from bad to worse,” Brookman said.
It will round out a record-breaking year for the State Theatre Company.
It’s already brought in more than $750,000 more at the box office compared to last year.
“We’ve set record audience numbers and had really amazing marquee projects like The Secret River at the start of the year,” Brookman said.
Vale is running at the Dunstan Playhouse until December 3.