11 Questions with the cast of The Cherry Orchard – Sarah Malin


Sarah Malin (centre) in The Cherry Orchard at the Young Vic. Photo by Stephen Cummiskey.

Sarah Malin can be seen on stage at the Young Vic as Charlotte Ivanovna. Here are her answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in The Cherry Orchard in three words?
Tough, independent, alone.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Having a think.

What is your favourite midnight snack?
White toast with marmite and hot chocolate.

What are you most passionate about?
Feminism and my children. 

If days were 28 hours long, what would you do with the 4 extra hours?
Sleep and read. And write.

If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
Books. And delicious apples.

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
France this summer camping. Lots of croissants and swimming in rivers.

Favourite city and why?
Paris. The bridges.

What is your favourite song?
The Moon is a Grapefruit by Tom Waits

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
20s as a (wealthy) flapper. All that dancing and music.
Basically I’d like to be Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby.

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
Sliding through walls – to escape difficult situations.

The Cherry Orchard is at the Young Vic until 29 Nov. Watch the gripping trailer here.


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