11 Questions with the cast of The Cherry Orchard – Paul Hilton

The Cherry Orchard at the Young Vic

Paul Hilton in The Cherry Orchard at the Young Vic. Photo by Stephen Cummiskey.

Paul Hilton can be seen on stage at the Young Vic as Peter Trofimov. Here are his answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in The Cherry Orchard in three words?
Stinky, depressed, idealist.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Lying on my back and breathing.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
As You Like It – Shakespeare. (I met my wife while working together on this.)

What is your favourite midnight snack?
Hot buttered toast or crumpets.

What is your favourite word?
Petrichor – the smell of earth after rain.

What are you most passionate about?
Equality.

If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
My family (& my dog Arthur.)

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
Lleyn Peninsula (North Wales.) Every year for 30 years.

What is your favourite song?
Where I End and You Begin and anything else by Radiohead.

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
I’ll stick with 1970.

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
I wish I could fly. Who doesn’t?!

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

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