Five year old Finn, the son of Middle Child’s general and production manager, Emily, is a regular fixture behind the scenes at our annual, rock’n’roll panto.
You can often find him sat in the middle aisle during tech rehearsals, making his way through a bucket of pick and mix while his mum works on the show.
Finn is as much a part of our panto as having a dame is these days, so we’re missing his beaming little smile as we work on an online, animated Christmas show this year instead.
Who better then, we thought, to speak to ahead of the release of our panto-inspired YouTube production this Saturday – Pattie Breadcake: Into the Pantoverse.
Give Finn a listen, right, as he’s interviewed by his dad, Matt, or read the transcript below.
An Interview with Finn (Age 5)
Matt: What’s your name?
Matt: And what do you do?
Finn: Go to school and play with my friends and play with Lego.
Matt: What’s your favourite thing about Middle Child panto?
Finn: Watching shows.
Matt: Why do you like watching the shows?
Finn: Because they’re funny.
Matt: Who’s the silliest character?
Finn: Pattie Breadcake
Matt: So you get to see behind the scenes, what do you like about that?
Finn: Playing with the light and sound. And playing with Paul.
Matt: Can you describe what Mummy does on panto?
Finn: Bosses people about!
Matt: What are you missing about panto this year?
Finn: Watching the shows.
Matt: Anything else about watching the shows?
Finn: Playing with the light and sound.
Matt: So if you could be any panto character, who would it be?
Finn: The crab
Matt: Why would you be the crab?
Finn: Because he’s funny.
Matt: What would you like to say to all of the children who might be listening to this?
Finn: Come to Middle Child, it’s good.