11 Questions with the cast of trade – Jo Martin


Photo by ellie Kurttz

Jo Martin plays The Regular in debbie tucker green’s trade.  Only at the Young Vic until 26 November this sold-out humorous play about the costs of sex is directed by Bryony Shanahan, winner of a 2016 Genesis Future Directors Award.

Here are Jo’s answers to our 11 questions:

Can you describe your character in trade in three words?
Lost, lonely, old

What’s it been like working with Bryony Shanahan?
A joy

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

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
On the loo

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
Che Walker’s The Frontline

What is your favourite midnight snack?

What was it that first got you interested in the theatre?
The long hours

Where is your favourite place in the world?

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

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
In the future – it might be better.

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
To fly – so I can see the world for free.

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