I recently finished 5 months of playing Charles Giteau in Jamie Lloyd’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Assassins’. This is Giteau, for those who may not have heard of him, he was a deeply sad and troubled man who assassinated U.S. President James Garfield in 1881.

It’s always an odd feeling when a show finishes, I always feel the need to move on as quickly as possible, I think it’s a coping mechanism as I get so sentimental towards the work and the new friendships I make. It seems to be a way of resetting myself. Shaving my beard off was the best route. I had grown to love it, but needs must.

The bonus is that I love shaving, in fact I am slightly obsessed with it. So for any fellow obsessives I decided to film it. My razor is a Gillette Super Speed from 1948-1950 and I always shave with ProRaso - Green classic Shaving bowl and Pre/post Shave cream. The smell is something I truly crave.

This video was shot & edited by @prestonnyman on a Canon 6D.