11 Questions with the cast of 1927’s Golem – Will Close

Will Close in Golem at the Young Vic. Photo by Bernhard Müller.

Will Close in 1927’s Golem at the Young Vic. Photo by Bernhard Müller.

Will Close can be seen on stage at the Young Vic until 31 Jan. Here are his answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your characters in Golem in three words?
Eccentric, Impressionable, Thwarted

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Unsuccessfully attempting a crossword whilst listening to Morrissey.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
Journey’s End by R.C Sherriff. I think Stanhope is one of the most perfectly drawn characters I’ve ever read.

What is your favourite midnight snack?
Fish Finger sandwich. Little bit of mayo, pack of Hula Hoops on the side.

What are you most passionate about?
Idlewild, Everton, The Smiths, fantasy literature (monsters in general), and good food.

If days were 28 hours long, what would you do with the 4 extra hours?
Write. And tell myself that I should probably do some exercise, though probably not get round to it.

If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be? 
Houmous.

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
California road trip with some old friends back in the university years. Played a lot of cards, drank a lot of beer, didn’t wash often.

What is your favourite song?
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
Medieval. Would give me a slim chance to live my Dungeons & Dragons fantasies with a real sword and shield. Although I’m chronically shortsighted so I would probably have spent most of my time just looking for battles rather than taking part.

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
Laser eyes like Cyclops from X-Men. Cyclops was always the coolest X-Man in my opinion. Wolverine gets too much attention. It’ll go to his head.

Golem is at Trafalgar Studios in the West End until 22 May. For tickets, click here.

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