11 Questions with the cast of A Number – John Shrapnel

John Shrapnel in A Number at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson.

John Shrapnel in A Number at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson.

Following critical acclaim at the Nuffield, John Shrapnel is currently playing Salter in A Number at the Young Vic. Here are his answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in A Number in three words?
Very complex man.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
The one I’m working on.

What is your favourite midnight snack?
Lindt Touch Of Sea Salt Chocolate.

What is your favourite word?
Discombobulate.

What are you most passionate about?
My partner.

If days were 28 hours long, what would you do with the 4 extra hours?
Do the best bits twice.

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

Favourite city and why?
Paris. Always wanted to live there. Ever since being a student.

What is your favourite song?
Mother – John Lennon.

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
1600’s – there’s a couple of things I want to ask Shakespeare about.

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
Time travel (so I could go back to 1600 and ask Shakespeare those questions…)

A Number is at the Young Vic until 15 Aug. Tickets are selling out fast. Book now.

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