11 Questions with the cast of 1927’s Golem – Esme Appleton

Esme Appleton in 1927’s Golem at the Young Vic.

Esme Appleton in 1927’s Golem at the Young Vic. Photo by Bernhard Müller.

Esme Appleton can be seen on stage at the Young Vic until 31 Jan. Here are her answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in Golem in three words?
Annie- bookish, cynical, punk.
Jenny- loyal, easily amused.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Finishing off a banana then wandering around back stage, checking props/costumes and getting used to being in the space.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
Hard to say.. favourite artists are Daniel Kitson and Little Bulb.

What is your favourite word?
This week- maligned.

What are you most passionate about?
Food, films and my loved ones…eating food and watching films with my loved ones.

If days were 28 hours long, what would you do with the 4 extra hours?
Read, and at the moment.. I’d do my taxes.

If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
A cat.

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
We managed to grab a few days at the end of a tour and went on a trek in New Zealand.. 1927 aren’t natural trekkers: we were ridiculously unprepared, with hardly any food but bottles and bottles of wine (which Barritt dutifully carried).

Favourite city and why?
London : the culture and history. Don’t love the house prices, glass buildings, chain stores.. or lack of appreciation of it’s history! Second favourite.. Glasgow.

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
1600s- I’d have loved to have London and London Bridge before the fire.

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
When a person dropped litter I would have a special power which would transport the litter into their bed and it would remain there forever.

Golem is at Trafalgar Studios in the West End until 22 May. For tickets, click here.

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