paul smith, artistic director
Favourite piece of theatre?
A tie between Iphegenia In Splott and Violence & Son. A Gary Owen monopoly.
Favourite Middle Child moment?
Getting 'arrested' in our first two months. It's a story to hear in person.
Theatre: Gary Owen, Tom Wells, Kate Tempest, Luke Barnes.
Non-Theatre: Owen Jones, Alan Sillitoe, Donna Tartt, JK Rowling (sorry not sorry).
Impossible to answer.
When I was 10 : Michael Jackson - HIStory & Alanis Morrissette - Jagged Little Pill
When I was 15 : Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
When I was 19 :The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free, When I was 25 : The Smiths - Strangeways Here We Come, Today : Miles Davis - A Kind Of Blue
As a 'serious' adult it's probably The Secret History, but as the child I am really, it's any of Harry Potter Books 3-7 (excluding book 5).
When I was 10 : Jumanji
When I was 15 : Star Wars : The Empire Strikes Back
When I was 19 :The Usual Suspects
When I was 25 : Inglorious Bastards
What do you love about Hull?
The river, the Old Town, the people, FRUIT, Thieving Harry's, Dope Burger.
What else do you outside Middle Child?
I play for the often dreadful Git Surfers FC, a six-a-side football team made up of people who aren't very good at football. I support Manchester United. I play Risk. I swim. I read. I retweet Guardian articles. I write and host quizzes. I binge watch TV series. I pointlessly scroll Facebook (which I am going to leave when I turn 30). I play classic video games and watch classic football matches. I have a love affair with a Shih Poo called Ronnie. I answer PPI phonecalls.
BLOG POSTS BY PAUL
Do we sanitise theatre in an unsanitised world?
Tinder for theatre; or the value of values
The difficult second album: Ten Storey Love Song
What the Fringe? A snowball into the fire
We want to know why theatre has become a dirty word