11 Questions with the cast of The Cherry Orchard – Kate Duchêne


Kate Duchêne (Lyubov Ranevskaya) in The Cherry Orchard. Photo by Stephen Cummiskey.

Kate Duchêne can be seen on stage at the Young Vic as Lyubov Ranevskaya. Here are her answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in The Cherry Orchard in three words?
Lonely, manipulative, fun.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?Sitting backstage imagining I’m on a train.

What is your favourite midnight snack?
Peanut butter.

What is your favourite word?
‘Shriveled’ – because it sounds exactly like what it means.

What are you most passionate about?
My children.

If days were 28 hours long, what would you do with the 4 extra hours?

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?

Favourite city and why?
Paris. I live there when I was mall and it is still a paradise for me.

What is your favourite song?
The farewell song from Cosi Fan Tutte.

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?Now is the best time.

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
Flying – I used to have great flying dream.

The Cherry Orchard is at the Young Vic until 29 Nov. Book now.

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