10 Questions with the cast of Ah, Wilderness! – Susannah Wise

Susannah Wise in Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson.

Susannah Wise in Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson.

Susannah is currently playing Lily Miller in Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Here are her answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in Ah, Wilderness! in three words?
Enabling. Prescriptive. Stuck.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Putting on make-up and costume and yawning – I yawn a lot before going on stage. I think it’s a weird coping mechanism for nerves.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
I loved seeing August Osage County at the National Theatre.

What is your favourite word?
Marble/Gloaming.

If days were 28 hours long, what would you do with the 4 extra hours?
Probably worry about why the earth had changed its orbit.

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

Favourite city and why?
New York.

What is your favourite song?
Walk on the Wild Side by Lou Reed.

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
I would have liked to have been a teenager in the 70s.

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
I have dreams in which I can levitate and fly – so, flight.

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

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