Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
Hi, I’m Alex Zur and I’m playing The Earl of Kent (Edmund).
Where in the world are you from?
I was born in Leeds, but grew up in North London.
What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
Think it was a production of Charlie and the Chocolate factory when I was about 6. I was on for about 10 minutes, then spent the rest of the play backstage eating the chocolate I was supposed to use as a prop.
What was your first experience of Marlowe?
I briefly studied Doctor Faustus while on a course with the National Youth Theatre in 2016.
What’s the event in the play that you’re most excited about discovering?
The big battle between Edward and the Lords.
Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
I’d say Gaveston.
Tell us the title of your favourite play.
Tis Pity She’s A Whore by John Ford
Who is your theatrical inspiration?
Acting wise, Kate Fleetwood. The pure commitment, focus and dedication she gives to every moment she’s on stage never fails to astonish me.
If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Probably Ian McKellen. The Trevor Nunn production of King Lear with him in the lead was, I think, the performance that made me want to fully pursue acting, and especially classical theatre, as a career.
What’s your favourite game show?
Gotta be Deal or No Deal.