Moein Ghobsheh, also known as Milan among his friends, hails from Iran, and spent time living in the Calais “Jungle” before successfully making the boarder crossing to the UK. He plays the role of Omid in The Jungle and these are his 11 Questions…
1. Can you describe your character in The Jungle in three words?
Crazy, fighter, musical.
2. What’s the most exciting thing about being part of this particular Young Vic production?
I really like it, because this is my story.
3. How do you think this show will make audiences feel?
I hope they will feel safe.
4. Did you do anything unusual to prepare for this role?
Well, I lived in the Calais “Jungle”.
5. What was it like working with Good Chance Theatre?
It’s been a good time working with Good Chance, both here and in the Calais “Jungle”.
6. What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
I listen to music and tune my guitar.
7. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Anything Amy* says!
*Amy works for Good Chance and met Moein in Calais
8. Who is your ultimate hero and what would you say to them if you ever met them?
9. What is your favourite play (that you’ve seen / read / worked on)?
This is actually my first real experience of theatre, although I suppose I did see some in Calais.
10. What is the last thing that made you laugh out loud.
Years ago, back home in Iran – my friends would make me really laugh out loud.
11. Confession time. This is a safe space: tell us something that you’ve never told anyone before.
I’m in love!
The Jungle runs until 9 Jan. Find out more about the production here. Tickets are sold out but you are welcome to queue for returns before each performance.
Top image: Mohamed Sarrar, Ben Turner, Moein Ghobsheh, Elham Ehsas. Photo by David Sandison.