EMMA BRIGHT

BIO

With Middle Child Emma has performed in All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, 25, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Cinderella, Modern Life is Rubbish and Tomorrow Never Happens. Other theatre includes: A Super Happy Story About Being Super Sad (Silent Uproar/Latitude Festival), Dancehall (Cast, Doncaster), The Thankful Village (Badapple Theatre Company), The Potty Professor’s Christmas Miracle, Naughty Meg and the Christmas Elves (Babbling Vagabonds/Derby Live).

Favourite piece of theatre?
This is too hard… Recently I’ve loved Violence and Son, Iphigenia In Splott, XWith a Little Bit of LuckLa BohemeFake it til You Make It.

If I had to pick one it would probably be Iphigenia In Splott. Such a vital and important message with a mesmerising and gut-wrenching performance from Sophie Melville. 

Favourite Middle Child moment?
Getting funding for the first time was pretty special; the first night of Saturday Night Sunday Morning; Chris Pearson thinking the Harlem Shake was a MC ritual dance. 

Favourite writers? 
Gary Owen, Kate Tempest, Lena Dunham, Caitlin Moran, Tom Wells, JK Rowling, Jack Thorne

Favourite album? 
My Family’s ‘Car Tape’ that we listened to on repeat on EVERY long distance journey. feat. The Pretenders ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’, Cat Stevens ‘Moon Shadow’, Ian Dury and the Blockheads ‘Sweet Gene Vincent’ Bob Marley ‘Redemption Song’, Neil Young ‘Old Man’ to name but a few…

Favourite book? 
The Hobbit or His Dark Materials 

Favourite film? The Rescuers, LOTR, The BBC version of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

What do you love about Hull?
The people, the living costs and Cooplands yum yums.

What else do you outside Middle Child? 
I love anything to do with the outdoors. Especially –  farming with my Mum, horse riding, gardening, feeding garden birds and then watching them, walking. 
Also yoga, playing the piano, baking and going out dancing. I’m learning to play the bass. I have 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 2 stepsisters and 3 step brothers so I spend a lot of time visiting them. I sometimes work at Hull Truck Theatre doing stage management. I run a holiday cottage with my Dad. I massively struggle with making decisions.