Meet the Cast – Benjamin Victor

Benjamin Victor

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
My name is Benjamin Victor and I’m playing Simon.

Where in the world are you from?
I’m from Mill Hill in North London, although my family originate from Eastern Europe. Further back than I have been alive.

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
Playing Father Christmas in a primary school Winter production and having to be carried off stage by the teacher because I needed a wee.

What was your first experience of Lord of the Flies?
Reading the book at secondary school.

What’s the event in the play that you’re most excited about discovering?
Simon’s epileptic fit.

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
Perceval.

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
Many Moons.

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
My Dad. He’s a librarian, not an actor – but an incredible storyteller.

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
John Hurt

What’s your favourite school yard game?
British Bulldog.

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