Idriss Kargbo really has had a life on the stage. From playing young Simba in Lion King at an early age, the triple threat performer has hardly been away from the West End and with other credits including Thriller Live and Oliver! under his belt even before he had left school, a career in musical theatre seemed almost inevitable.
Idriss joined the 10th anniversary cast of Wicked last year to portray the Munchkin Boq and is now preparing to play Little Moe in Five Guys Named Moe at the brand new pop-up theatre at Marble Arch.
Idriss took some time off from rehearsals to take our Sugar Rush Quiz.
What are you currently working on?
Five Guys Named Moe
What is the one thing that has helped you to become successful?
What is your favourite Book?
The Tracy Beaker books by Jacqueline Wilson
What are you currently watching on TV?
I’ve just started to re-watch Sex and the City box sets
Would you choose the cinema, theatre or a restaurant for a night out?
What’s your favourite sweet?
I would say a fruit pastel
What did you want to be when you were a child?
An actor, performer, musician, all of the entertainment things
What was the naughtiest thing you did when you were a child?
I just didn’t have the time! I remember one time I got detention because I was dared to push over a girl when she came past.
What is your proudest achievement to date?
My proudest achievement to date is being the first black person to play Boq in Wicked.
The world hopefully and everything beyond, but we’ll see.