Quick Questions in Wonderland: Alexander Pankhurst

We grabbed Alexander Pankhurst, who’s playing the Caterpillar/Tweedle Dee in our upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland at the Battersea Library, and fired some quick questions at him…


alex_pWhat are you most looking forward about working on Alice in Wonderland?

I’m really looking forward to getting to perform the piece again but this time with all the new actors and in a new space! Cannot wait for rehearsals!


What’s your favourite scene or character in ‘Alice in Wonderland’?

One of my favorites would have to be the Tweedles entrance never ceases to amuse me. (Yes I know I’m in it)


What was the last project you worked on?

The last project that I worked on was a short piece organized by the Royal Court New Writers programme. I played a spambot called Mal.


What’s the last book you read?

Last book I read was Enron by Lucy Prebble. (I know it’s a play does that count?) It was really good would loved to have seen it! Currently reading The Comedians by Trevor Griffiths I’ll let you know what I think!


Besides Alice, what’s your favourite past role (or favourite past project you’ve worked on) and why?

Best thing I ever worked on…that’s a tough one. Working with Blackshaw is always amazing. But my favourite role so far was Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. It was so much fun!


What’s the best play/show/concert you’ve ever been to?

Best thing I’ve ever been to… Richard the Third at the Globe was awesome. Musically that would have to be the Police at the Madison Square Gardens. That was ace!


Not a lot of people know that…

When I was a 6 I kept a piece of fox poo in some Tupperware. It may still be in my parents’ shed…


What’s your guilty pleasure?

Pitta bread and hummous. Could eat that forever.


What really grinds your gears?

Slow walkers; a constant source of annoyance in and around the tube (sounds a bit like a self help guide or pamphlet).


You can see Alexander perform the roles of ‘Tweedle Dee/Caterpillar/Soldier’ in Alice in Wonderland at the Battersea Library 2-16th May 2015 – more details and buy tickets here.

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