Meet the cast – Simon Haycock


We’re one week away from Our World at War rep at the Tristan Bates Theatre. Get to know the cast of Troilus & Cressida and Coriolanus with our quickfire questions. Meet a new actor every day!


1)    What is your full name, and who do you play?

My name is Simon Haycock and I’m playing Achilles and Ulysses in Troilus & Cressida, and Lieutenant / Citizen 3 in Coriolanus.

2)    What was your fist experience of theatre?

Changing the lighting gels on my school production of The Crucible.  I didn’t catch the acting bug until later in life!

3)    Who is your biggest theatrical hero?

 Rory Kinnear.  

4)    What are you most looking forward to in the process and performance of Troilus & Cressida and Coriolanus?

I’ve really enjoyed delving deep into both texts with Lazarus, something we’ve done together as a company.  And in terms of performance – we’ve got something pretty exciting planned for the end of Troilus and Cressida.  I can’t say too much as I don’t want to spoil it, but it is sure to be pretty epic!

5)    What was the best piece of theatre you have seen this year?

Titus Andronicus at the Globe.

6)    What Shakespearian role would you most like to play next?

Marc Antony in Julius Caesar.
 7)    Who would you say is the biggest influence in your life?

 My family, who I am very pleased to be hanging out with in Devon as I write this!

8)    If you had to be a cake, what cake would you be and why?

Banoffee pie – because it’s really bloody tasty and it’s got bananas and toffee in it.

9)    If you wanted one thing for an audience to get out of Our World at War rep what would it be and why?

 Everything is turned upside down during war, but life still goes on.

10) We are playing with the idea of both plays are games, what’s your favourite board game and why?

 Articulate.  I always play it with my family at Christmas time – I don’t think it would be Christmas without it!



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