'Getting To Know...'

Paul MacEneaney, Cahoots NI

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Spending quality time with my family.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Guy Jarrett was an inventor of theatrical magic - I can really identify with what he was trying to do.

Which living person do you most admire?

Jill McEneaney (my wife ).

Which is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I’m a control freak.

What is your greatest extravagance?

My library.

What is your favourite journey?

Anywhere in Donegal.

On what occasion do you lie?

When performing a magic trick.

Which living person do you most despise?

Donald Trump.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Family and theatre.

When and where were you happiest?

I live in the here and now….so my answer is now.

Which talent would you most like to have?

I’d love to be able to sing and play the piano better.

What is your current state of mind?

I’ve just opened a new show, so right now it’s relief.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My son.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what do you think it would be?

I’d like to be a giraffe but I expect to come back as a dog.

What is your most treasured possession?

My happiness!

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Global pandemics.

What is your favourite occupation?

Directing and writing shows.

What is the quality you most like in a man?


What is the quality you most like in a woman?


Who are your favourite writers?

Seamus Heaney.

What is your motto?

Live life!

Paul McEneaney is founder and artistic director of theatre company Cahoots NI, whose fun, interactive, digital experience The University of Wonder & Imagination for audiences +7 is on today (October 15 ), tomorrow, and Saturday, as part of Baboró International Arts Festival for Children. For booking and further information see www.baboro.ie


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