11 Questions with the cast of Ah, Wilderness! – George MacKay

George MacKay in Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson

George MacKay in Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson.

George MacKay is currently playing Richard Miller in Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Here are his answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in Ah, Wilderness! in three words?
Brimming. Growing. Learning.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Warming up and checking props.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
I remember being really struck by Gecko’s The Arab and the Jew at the Lyric Hammersmith and both actors’ physicality. Seeing Blackwatch too at the Barbican by the National Theatre of Scotland was breath-taking.

What is your favourite word?

What are you most passionate about?
Wanting to learn more about the whatever it is I am doing at the time.

If days were 28 hours long, what would you do with the 4 extra hours?
More of whatever it is I was doing on normal days.

If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
Friends and family. Really old guitars. Or, stationary.

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
Going to Rome was amazing, I’d like to go back there and explore more.

Favourite city and why?
London. It’s home and there is still loads I don’t know about it.

What is your favourite song?
It changes regularly.

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
The ability to fly.

Ah, Wilderness! runs at the Young Vic until 23 May. Head over to YouTube to see the exclusive trailer. Book now: www.youngvic.org/whats-on/ah-wilderness

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