11 Questions with the cast of Sizwe Banzi is Dead – Tonderai Munyevu

Tonderai Munyevu and Sibusiso Mamba in rehearsals for Sizwe Banzi is Dead. Photo by Richard Hubert Smith.

Tonderai Munyevu and Sibusiso Mamba in rehearsals for Sizwe Banzi is Dead. Photo by Richard Hubert Smith.

Following a sell-out run in 2013, Tonderai Munyevu returns to the Young Vic to play Styles and Buntu in Matthew Xia’s production of Sizwe Banzi is Dead.

Can you describe your characters, Styles and Buntu, in Sizwe Banzi is Dead in three words?
Styles: Dapper, alert, thriving.
Buntu: Strong, compassionate, willing.  

 If you had to pick a favourite line from the play, which one would it be and why?
‘His face was weather beaten, lined with experience.’

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Structure, theme, drive – perfection.

What is your favourite midnight snack?
Chicken wings.

What is your favourite word?
Sure.

What are you most passionate about?
Equality and fairness – especially when it comes to education.

If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
My friends and family.

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
A very short break in Sydney. Beaches and partying combined in one place.

Dogs or cats?
Dogs – preferably cream and fluffy.

What is your favourite song?
Jesus Loves Me (any gospel version) and Dreams by Fleetwood Mac.

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
To heal wounds, everyone would be excited to see me.

Sizwe Banzi is Dead is on now until 15 March at the Young Vic. Click here to book now or find out more.

A Doll’s House – book now!

Last year’s sell-out production of A Doll’s House returns at the end of March, and once again it’s looking like another packed out run. Since the end of the run last year, leading lady Hattie Morahan has won the Best Actress Award at both the Evening Standard and the Critics’ Circle Awards. Carrie Cracknell and Ian Macneil were also both nominated at the Evening Standard Awards for Best Director and Designer respectively.

The posters up and we’re running out of seats… so if you haven’t booked already, don’t miss out!

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11 Questions with the cast of A Doll’s House – Steve Toussaint

Steve Toussaint plays Dr Rank in A Doll’s House.

Tell us about your character
Rank is a romantic and playful soul, who pretends to be grumpy!

Favourite word?
Obstreperous.

Proudest moment?
Too many to name.

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

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

Favourite holiday?
Warsini – an island off the coast of Kenya.

Weirdest quirk?
Couldn’t possibly tell you that!!

Favourite play?
Julius Caesar.

If you could have one supernatural power, which would you choose and why?
Flight.

Do you have any regrets?
Life’s too short for regrets.

Favourite midnight snack?
Currently digestives and cheese.

11 Questions with the cast of A Doll’s House: Susannah Wise

Susannah Wise plays Kristine Linde in A Doll’s House. 

Tell us about your character
Kristine’s a dude. She’s a great knitter, practical advice giver and she likes the odd whiskey when nobody’s looking

Favourite word?
Crepuscular.

Proudest moment?
Having my son (or winning the school obstacle race, aged 6; it’s a tough call).

If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
Great views of the countryside.

If days were 28 hours long, what would you do with the 4 extra hours?
Sleep more (I have a toddler) or write that play that’s been in my head for years.

Favourite holiday?
New York, New York in 2008.

Weirdest quirk?
Biting my thumb nails.

Favourite play?
August Osage County (Steppenwolf Company at the National in 2008).

If you could have one supernatural power, which would you choose and why?
Being able to breathe under water.

Do you have any regrets?
No.

Favourite midnight snack?
Super noodles (classy!).