As for his own future, Cullum no longer worries about his next role, or when or what it will be. Given his track record, he is pretty confident that one will come along. At the moment, however, he is thinking about his role in "Sin" and some of his ongoing challenges, not least the play's documentarylike language and rhythms.
"Some of it is very awkward," he says. "It was difficult to memorize and difficult to speak, especially as the play progresses and Cardinal Law becomes almost inarticulate. I try to be as clear as possible, and when I'm not totally sure what he's saying, I let playwright Michael Murphy's words do it for me."
Cullum is convinced that "Sin" has a strong impact on its audiences, who come from many walks of life. "They all seem to be deeply affected by it, not only the victims of abuse, although it speaks to them particularly," Cullum remarks. "Quite a few have stopped me after the show to tell me about their experiences. But there are many others in the audience who are non-Catholics and fascinated by it. That's what I act for: to make people respond to the human condition. I'm far more interested in the heart than the hardware."