PAUL SMITH

 QUICK Q&A 

Favourite piece of theatre? 
Ostermeier’s Richard III.

Favourite Middle Child moment? 
Getting ‘arrested’ in our first two months. It’s a story to hear in person.

Favourite writers? 
Theatre: Gary Owen, Tom Wells, Kate Tempest, Luke Barnes.

Non-Theatre: Owen Jones, Alan Sillitoe, Donna Tartt, JK Rowling (sorry not sorry).

Favourite album? 
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 : Christine & The Queens – Chaleur Humaine

Favourite book? 
As a ‘serious’ adult it’s probably The Secret History or The Good Immigrant, but as the child I am really, it’s any of Harry Potter Books 3-7 (excluding book 5).

Favourite film? 
Again, impossible.
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
Today: Birdman or Star Wars : Rogue One.

What do you love about Hull? 
The river, the Old Town, the people, FRUIT, Thieving Harry’s, Dope Burger, the Sesh. 

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 swimI read. I retweet Guardian articles. I write and host quizzes. I binge watch TV series. 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.