11 Questions with the cast of Measure for Measure – Tom Edden

Young Vic production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins

Tom Edden (left) in Measure for Measure at the Young Vic. Photo by Keith Pattison.

Tom Edden is currently playing Pompey in Measure for Measure at the Young Vic. Here are his answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in Measure for Measure in three words?
Profane, survivor and ratty.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Laughing with my dressing room chums.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
August Osage (Stephen Wolf Production at the National Theatre)

What is your favourite word?

What are you most passionate about?
My relationships, work, music and spending time in wild places.

If days were 28 hours long, what would you do with the 4 extra hours?
A sixth extra of what I normally do, (Shenanigans)

If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
Anything but sex dolls. I’d like to be in a room full of my friends.

Favourite city and why?
London- Home.
New York- Adventure.

What is your favourite song?
Whither Must I Wander by Vaughan Williams.

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
I can’t choose! Maybe late 19th Century to see Tchaikovsky and great romantic composers live.

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
Time Travel so I wouldn’t have to choose one era from the former question. Or to be able to sit at a piano and play any piece.

Measure for Measure runs at the YV until 14 Nov. Book tickets and find out more on our website.