11 Questions with the cast of The Bear / The Proposal – Rebecca Root

You may recognise her from Trans Scripts, The Danish Girl or Boy Meets Girl  amongst other things … It’s Rebecca Root’s 11 Questions on eating gin (eating?) and more below. 


Rebecca Root 

1) Describe your stage presence in three emojis or words?

Spirited, unexpected, present.

2) What’s it been like working on a Young Vic Genesis show?

Hard work, exhilarating, enervating, joyful.

3) What is one thing you would like people to know about the gender-fierce*/gender queer community? 

We’re just like you.

4) What are you usually doing 10 minutes before a show begins?

Doing final checks (props, make up etc); running through a scene in my head; reciting Shakespeare’s 29th Sonnet as a personal talisman.

5) What is your favourite part of the rehearsal process?

Coming off book for the first time. Like riding a bike without stabilisers.

6) What did you want to be growing up?

A female actor.

7) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Gin. Wait, does that count? Sunday roast if not. Chicken, trimmings, the lot. And gin.

8) What was it that first got you interested in the theatre?

Doing the school nativity play when I was 4.

9) What’s your favourite play you’ve seen, read or worked on?


10) If you could be a superhero who would it be and why?

Wonder Woman. Because of the pants.

11) Would you rather have the hiccups for the rest of your life, or always feel like you have to sneeze but not be able to?

Sneeze. There’s so much drama in the anticipation.

Rebecca stars in The Bear / The Proposal   which runs 15 – 25 Mar in the Young Vic’s Clare. Tickets for this production are all sold out but you are welcome to join our returns queues from an hour before each performance. Find more information on The Bear / The Proposal here

2014 Season announced

Today we unveiled our new brand new 2014 Season at the Young Vic and we’re really excited about it.

23 Jan – 22 Feb 2014
Kicking things off will be Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days directed by Natalie Abrahami. Olivier award-winning actress Juliet Stevenson will take on the role of Winnie, alongside David Beames.

A Doll's House
4 Apr – 24 May 2014
Following that, Ivo van Hove makes his UK debut following huge success in Europe and beyond, as he directs one of Arthur Miller’s greatest plays, A View from the Bridge.

20 Jun – 12 Jul 2014
Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne join forces once again as they return to the Young Vic following their international hit The Suit last year; this season they direct brand new play The Valley of Astonishment.

Summer 2014 
In Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, star of stage and screen Gillian Anderson returns to London to play the notorious Blanche DuBois, while Critics’ Circle award-winner Benedict Andrews directs.

10 Oct – 29 Nov 2014
A new version of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard by Simon Stephens will be directed by Katie Mitchell as she makes her much anticipated return to the Young Vic.

A Doll's House
9 Dec 2014 – 17 Jan 2015
Inventive theatre company 1927’s new show Golem is set to blend original animation with live performance in an exploration of what happens when mankind and machines become inextricably intertwined.

A Doll's House
We are also thrilled to announce that following smash-hit runs at the Young Vic and the West End, Carrie Cracknell’s sensational A Doll’s House will be making its way to New York’s BAM in early 2014.

And there’s news on our current season too…

The Scottsboro Boys=
18 Oct – 21 Dec 2013
As well as all of this excitement set for 2014, today we announced that due to phenomenal demand for tickets even before it’s opened, 12-time Tony Award nominated The Scottsboro Boys has been extended at the Young Vic until 21 December.

4 – 21 Dec 2013
Fancy an alternative Christmas show this festive season? Inspired by the real-life love story between Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz, Improbable’s Phelim McDermott directs a radically remixed and adult-only version of classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast.

Young Vic Friends get priority booking, so if you can’t wait and want to book your tickets for our brilliant new season now then become a Friend today from just £35. As a Friend you’ll get other exclusive discounts and benefits on top of priority booking too. If you want to find out more, call 020 7922 2922 or click here.

Public booking for our new season opens on Monday 7 October at 10am.