How do you unwind at the weekend?
When I get free time, I go swimming. On Sunday last I went to the Andytown Baths, not doing lengths but just floating in the water at the side. I also love putting my head under water so you can't hear anything. It was great, a lot of fun and very relaxing. I love watching movies too, and I like to bake cookies and cakes. My favourite recipe is a milk sponge with lots of vanilla in and a lot of butter cream between the layers.
What do you recall most about weekends growing up?
From four to seven, I lived in South Africa which is where my parents come from – my mum's an actress, my father's an academic. It was different, with a big sky, but I love Belfast and working for the Belfast Ensemble, although the weather's different. This was at the end of apartheid and my father Adrian, who is a political scientist, was excited about this and got pretty involved. In fact, he wrote a book about it, The Misunderstood Miracle. Even as a privileged white kid, I knew it was an exciting time. There was integrated schooling and although there was a lot of violence - my dad survived an assassination attempt in a case of mistaken identity - it was a bit like seeing the Berlin Wall coming down.
Do you have a must-listen weekend radio programme or podcast?
I like The Guilty Feminist, and also Conor Mitchell's podcast.
Is there a must-watch TV programme or Netflix?
When in rehearsal, I like something relevant, so binge-watched The Defeated, all about Berlin in the time Propaganda is set. It's resonant for a Northern Irish audience as the characters need to negotiate a place, find out where is safe and where you can go.
Is Sunday still special?
I wasn't brought up in the church and my parents are both atheists. But I find classical music has an air of soul and as theatre work is 24/7 it's good to have a space and a bit of time off. That said, I like my work and being in rehearsal.
Do you have a favourite restaurant or is it a takeaway?
I love Deanes Meat Locker and for a takeaway, I am partial to a Sphinx chip.
How do you feel on Sunday night about Monday morning?
I do sometimes get a slight panic attack or that 'Have I done my homework' feeling. But I like my job and Propaganda has been great to work on.
:: Propaganda runs at The Lyric Theatre until November 5 as part of the Belfast International Arts Festival. Lyrictheatre.co.uk, 028 9038 1081.