11 Questions with the cast of A View from the Bridge – Richard Hansell

Jonah Russell and Richard Hansell in rehearsals for A View from the Bridge

Jonah Russell and Richard Hansell in rehearsals for A View from the Bridge

Richard Hansell plays Louis in A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic until 7 June. Here are his answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in A View from the Bridge in three words?
Eddie’s best friend.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Having a cup of Lapsang Souchong.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
The Love Suicides at Sonezaki by Chikamatsu. A Kabuki interpretation with Nakamura Ganjiro.

What is your favourite midnight snack?
Peanut butter on rice cakes.

What is your favourite word?
Flibbertigibbet.

What are you most passionate about?
Nature and the future of the Earth.

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
Egypt, when I was 9.

Favourite city and why?
Paris – it always makes me feel good.

What is your favourite song?
Night Ride Home by Joni Mitchell.

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
Greece in the hay-day of its enlightenment or Tibet.

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
Clairvoyance.

A View from the Bridge runs at the Young Vic until 7 June. £5 standing tickets and day seats both available from 10am in person. To find out more, click here.

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