A Starter for Ten with… Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder 18/03/2022

Next in our Starter For Ten… series of quick-fire questions, we’ve got the director of The Last Quiz Night on Earth and Joint Artistic Director of Box of Tricks, Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder!

What would your drink of choice be to see in the end of the world (and why)?

Champagne – seems only fitting to see out the final minutes of humanity with a glass of fizz.

If you could spend the last night on earth with one person who would that be?

Well it’d have to be Adam – my partner in all things –  but can I bend the rules and have our two children present but asleep upstairs??

What’s your local pub? What makes it special?

The pub I would consider my local is The Royal Oak in Cardington where I grew up. It’s special because I’ve had some of the best nights of my life there with my very best friends – apart from one New Year’s Eve that we don’t talk about, there was absinthe involved, enough said.

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 Who would be on your dream pub quiz team?

The QI elves would be pretty handy on a quiz team, I’m in it to win it!

What would the name of your quiz team be?

I do love a bit of punnage so it’d probably have to be Quiz Akabusi.

What’s the best (or worst) prize you’ve won in a quiz?

I have only ever won one quiz, and got a bottle of pretty disgusting perry as a prize, but the victory itself tasted sweet!

What’s your favourite TV quiz show and why?

QI probably as its consistently entertaining. Although I do enjoy the early rounds of University Challenge when the questions are a bit easier and you can feel smug in getting more than the teams onscreen.

What would your Mastermind specialist subject be?

The Muppets’ Christmas Carol – ask me anything, I know it like the back of my hand.

What would be on your soundtrack for the End of the World?

Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, and a bit of Motown.

And finally, what’s your go-to bar snack or pub grub?

Scampi Fries every time.

Hannah directs The Last Quiz Night on Earth – now touring across the North until 3 April. Click here to book.