5 Questions with Hilary Cole

hilarycoleWhat is your favourite swear word?
Fuck because it can go before or after any word and always makes sense.

What are you wearing?
Staple cold weather gear. X-Tall super thick stockings, socks, brown boots, a long sleeved dress and my favourite leather jacket (It’s made from off cuts of the meat industry, but still I’m a terrible vegetarian). I also just noticed I still have my aviators on because you can never be too careful, the UV lights in this artificially lit shopping centre are pretty dangerous…

What is love?
The deepest kind of obsession.

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
The last show I saw was Violet on Broadway and it was beyond brilliant. I’m gonna give it 4.5 stars, just a tiny notch down from Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar and Grill which I’d give a 5. Perfection.

Is your new show going to be any good?
Hah! What a fantastic question. Yes it is. (Gotta be confident in this industry right?) It’s completely original and I think it presents these songs and stories in a way people probably haven’t seen before. It’s my first go at cabaret so I’m trying to be really truthful, unashamed and hopefully entertaining. Because it’s about me I don’t have the luxury that I usually do of hiding behind a character, which is scary as heck but it means that the audience will get a fair chunk of my soul each night.

Hilary Cole is starring in O.C. Diva, part of Hayes Theatre’s Cabaret Season 2014.
Show dates: 15, 22, 29 Jun 2014
Show venue: Hayes Theatre Co