“Hull is buzzing with life and confidence at the moment and I’m really excited by how this energy and positivity can continue building a great place to live,” says Mark
Name: Mark Babych
Job title: Artistic Director – Hull Truck Theatre
A little bit about yourself…
I moved to Hull in 2013 with my family when I was appointed Artistic Director of Hull Truck Theatre. Prior to this I’d lived in Manchester for 16 years where I’d previously been Artistic Director of the Octagon Theatre, Bolton and had a busy freelance career juggling theatre, film, television and teaching.
Hull: There are so many to mention; Humber Bridge, the Marina, Humber Street, Thieving Harrys, the Old Town pubs and Cultural sector. Hull is buzzing with life and confidence at the moment and I’m really excited by how this energy and positivity can continue building a great place to live, work and bring up a family.
Place: Some of my favourite places include Cornwall, Robin Hoods Bay and the Inn at Whitewell, Lancashire. I love being by the coast and filling my lungs with fresh sea air – I find it’s a great way to relax and unwind – when I’m not by the coast I love getting out into great countryside and I’m particularly fond of The Inn at Whitewell as that’s where we had our wedding reception.
And, finally, two questions to finish…
If your wishes could be granted, what would you ask for?
Good health and a bright and happy future for my daughter
Which celebrity would you like to meet?
Barrack Obama. He’s a charismatic inspirational leader who despite the things thrown at him remained dignified and committed to making the world a better place – one of the best orators ever to grace the world stage, his humanity and decency is sorely missed.