11 Questions with the cast of Macbeth – Cassie Layton

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Cassie Layton is currently or will be playing Lady MacDuff/Lennox in rehearsals for Macbeth at the Young Vic. Phot by Richard Hubert Smith.

Cassie Layton is currently or will be playing Lady Macduff/Lennox in Macbeth at the Young Vic. Here are her answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in Macbeth in three words
Lennox: Boisterous agonised psycho.
Lady Macduff: Kind Warm Mother.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Spying in the wings to see what the audience looks like…

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
Too many! A recent favourite was People Places and Things, particularly Denise Gough’s stellar performance in it!

What is your favourite midnight snack?
I don’t usually ever eat at midnight, normally if I do it’s because I’m drunk. If that’s the case, it’ll usually be chips from the nearest kebab shop!

What is your favourite word?
Too many! I do like the word “ubiquitous” – try and use that when I can…

What are you most passionate about?
Aside from acting and music, I am very passionate about people standing on escalators! I passionately disapprove of it! Unless you are impaired, injured or elderly, you should be walking!

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
Walking the Haute route from Chamonix to Zermatt.

Favourite city and why?
Brighton! I want to live there when I’m older, it has sand, sea and sun, the south downs are beautiful, the night life is great, so many good places to eat and it’s a perfect place to raise a family.

What is your favourite song?
Blue by Joni Mitchell or Portrait of Tracy by Jaco Pastorius.

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?The 50’s, so I could grow up in the 60’s and 70’s and listen to the best music and go to Woodstock and have the time of my life!

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
Always loved Bernard’s Watch growing up… Think I’d adjust it though, so I could not only stop time, but also rewind and fast forward time as well. I could be some weird time-crime hero, saving the world from disasters!

Macbeth runs at the YV until 23 Jan. Book tickets and find out more on our website.

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