10 questions with... Norwich panto star, Ben Langley

Ben Langley in Norwich Theatre Royal's Sleeping Beauty panto. Photo: Dave Guttridge The Photographic

Ben Langley in Norwich Theatre Royal's Sleeping Beauty panto. Photo: Dave Guttridge The Photographic


Each week we put a local resident in the hot seat and ask them 10 questions about themselves. This week we spoke with Norfolk-based comedy actor Ben Langley who returns to Norwich Theatre Royal this Christmas for his fourth successive panto.

• Describe Norwich in three words…

Accessible, clean, fun.

• If you were stranded on a deserted island with three people, who would you want them to be?

Bear Grylls because he can catch food and build shelter. Gordon Ramsey because he’ll be able to cook-up top dishes. And World Famous Pop Sensation Rihanna because she’s good at building sand castles.

• If you could be anyone else who would you be?

The boyfriend of World Famous Pop Sensation Rihanna.

• How would you spend a perfect weekend in Norwich?

Well, If the World Famous Pop Sensation Rihanna wasn’t available I would take my lush wife for a meal at Carluccios followed by a theatre event at Norwich Theatre Royal then a beer in the Coach and Horses and back to the top room at The Princes Hotel in St Andrews.

• Would you rather spend a night in front of the TV or a night out in the city?

After the weekend I just described I’m going to have a night in now... and FaceTime the World Famous Pop Sensation Rihanna.

• What’s your mantra in life?

Onwards and upwards.

• Which song defines your life?

Movin’ On Down The Line by The Black Crowes.

• What’s your biggest fear?

My wife finding out about me and World Famous pop sensation Rihanna.

• Which one thing could you never be without?

My delusional intimate relationship with... yes, you’ve guessed it... Su Pollard.

• What would you do if you won the lottery?

Normal stuff: invest in property and my children’s education.

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