11 Questions with the cast of Barbarians – Fisayo Akinade



Fisayo Akinade (Louis) in Barbarians at the Young Vic © Ellie Kurttz

Fisayo Akinade  in Barbarians at the Young Vic. Photo by  Ellie Kurttz.

Fisayo Akinade is currently playing Louis in Barbarians at the Young Vic. Here are his answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in Barbarians in three words?
Ambitious, steady and fun.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Listening to music.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom / Angels in America.

What is your favourite word?

What are you most passionate about?
Graphic Novels.

If days were 28 hours long, what would you do with the 4 extra hours?

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

Favourite city and why?
Manchester – It’s where I grew up.

What is your favourite song?
I Love You Porgy.

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
30’s for the music!

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
Flight – for the rush.

Barbarians runs at the YV until 16 Jan. Book tickets and find out more on our website.

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