In my day: We quiz Paul Boyd on the time of his life
Paul Boyd is the writer and director of Tinseltown which runs at Theatre at the Mill in Newtownabbey from December 1-13.
Q: What was your decade?
A: The 1990s. In the first half of the decade I was at the University of Ulster in Coleraine and in the second half of it I was in Belfast running Kabosh theatre company.
Q: What was life like?
A: It was great fun. We were very young and naive and thought we would be huge stars. The future looked bright and exciting.
Q: What were you listening to?
A: Everything. I was listening to a mix of house music and pop music and musical theatre tracks too.
Q: And the style?
A: Embarrassing. In those days we all had bob haircuts and wore dungarees, hooded tops and big Doctor Marten boots.
Q: What has changed?
A: I no longer wear the dungarees or have the bob hairstyle. I expected to have got bored of what I do and be doing something different but I am doing the same thing. It's still as exciting as it ever was.
Q: What was better back then?
A: No. It was different. It was a different time for Belfast. When I come back home I see big changes in the city. Theatre at the Mill where I am working at the moment didn't exist. Tinseltown is my 21st musical and, as ever, it's getting its opening in Northern Ireland.